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Hey everyone I am new to the forum (still working out how posting works) I have a 1992 3.2 V6 Holden Jackaroo 2dr (rebadged Izuzu Trooper RS down here in the land down under). The paint on it at the moment is really cruddy, you can feel and even see the clear coat drips and stuff. It is currently red which I don't particularly like but are warming up to slowly. I am thinking I will either respray it with Raptor Coat (due to the durability and cost) or maybe do it properly in normal paint. I am just after some opinions on what colors looks good on the RS troopers (would love to see pictures if anyone has any). Cheers for any opinions :)
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Here in the states the Gen. one RS only came in 3 colors. Not so
sure about the Gen. two's, but if that's the case and you would want to keep it original you wouldn't have too many choices. This is my 89 RS. The colors were red, white and black.

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First: I agree with Harry (Itsmehb), keep it as original as possible. I don't know about vehicles, value, and collectibility in Oz, but here, it matters.
Second: Do NOT do a Raptor coat. It's good stuff, but it will ruin any value of your vehicle and it is next to impossible to remove. The first few pages of my old build thread shows where I tried a "Gator Guard" liner spray on the roof of my Spacecab. When it didn't look like I had wanted t to (Looked like a Cottage Cheese coating), it took me several days of work to strip it down to metal and original paint. If you started with a beater - Maybe. Dennis
 

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That looks like too straight of a truck to paint a different color. If you go different, then the door jambs, engine bay, and other random bits will be the old color unless you pull the whole body off. Keep it original to maintain value and original appearance since it has been so well cared for. That's just my 2 cents
 

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Here in the states the Gen. one RS only came in 3 colors. Not so
sure about the Gen. two's, but if that's the case and you would want to keep it original you wouldn't have too many choices. This is my 89 RS. The colors were red, white and black.

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I think he stays with the original red as well, but the 2nd gen RS came in a wide variety of colors unlike the 1st gen RS.
 

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Hey everyone I am new to the forum (still working out how posting works) I have a 1992 3.2 V6 Holden Jackaroo 2dr (rebadged Izuzu Trooper RS down here in the land down under). The paint on it at the moment is really cruddy, you can feel and even see the clear coat drips and stuff. It is currently red which I don't particularly like but are warming up to slowly. I am thinking I will either respray it with Raptor Coat (due to the durability and cost) or maybe do it properly in normal paint. I am just after some opinions on what colors looks good on the RS troopers (would love to see pictures if anyone has any). Cheers for any opinions :) View attachment 124013
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Jackaroo/Trooper look best in 2-tone. I would do black with red fenders and lower cladding. And a thin red pinstripe along the beltline
 

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The value of the Troopers In Oz is pretty bad. I bought mine for 2.5k and the max I'm allowed to insure it for no matter the provider is 3.2k. So I'm thinking I'll keep the car as a beater even when I get another car. Its also already in pretty bad condition all round, the photos seem to hide all the blemishes and deep scratches in the paint (which I don't mind cause it means i don't think twice about tight tracks). I have a widetrack car that I am thinking about using for a widetrack conversion with the fenders as well. The widetrack is gold so I am definitely gonna need some form of paint cause the red and gold does not look good at all together (already used parts from the gold car on mine). Cheers for all the replies, gives me some food for thought especially about the raptor.
 

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How 'bout Gulf Oil racing livery (Robin's Egg Blue -I think- with Orange beltline/accents)? I think it'd look really cool on one of these and there wouldn't be another one like it. I've seen Broncos and Ford pickups with that paint scheme and it looks pretty sharp. It would "steal the show" no matter where you went.

The belt line lends itself to a two-tone paint job; Blue on top and Orange belt line would be one example.

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Lots of different paint treatments, maybe you'll see something you like.

And a few attached for your viewing pleasure! I've been thinking of getting my '90 repainted, and am also thinking about colors. Will probably leave the main body blue, but I'm tired of the silver accents. Or maybe an inversion like the F150, who knows!

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Cheers Ed definitely something to consider, I really like that blue. One consideration is whatever painting that gets done I'm going to be doing myself, that's why I was leaning towards raptor because here in Oz its way cheaper to raptor than it is to paint even when you are doing it yourself.
 

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Hey Ed,
I always liked that copper color that the Bronco is painted. There's a honda element for sale here locally that kinda has my interest that is that general color

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Hey Ed,
I always liked that copper color that the Bronco is painted. There's a honda element for sale here locally that kinda has my interest that is that general color

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I have that identical vehicle sitting in my driveway undergoing exhaust work. It's belongs to my Daugher's boyfriend and I'm helping him restore the exhaust after some A-Wholes cut out the cat last month. They also stole the alternator and starter (which some his friends already helped him replace). Man was that thing loud with only a foot or so of the exhaust down pipe left! I was lucky and my new Handy-Dandy Rigid 3/8" impact driver took out the exhaust manifold bolts on the lowest setting, without breaking them!

I ordered a cheap cat off eBay, and he picked up a stainless lifetime-warranty Walker muffler/silencer assy. Already got the cat installed and the muffler hung, just need a couple more gaskets (on order) and it'll be back together and quiet again!

The 4WD system on these works great and is seamless in operation, soon as the front tires slip, the rear diff starts driving. Otherwise it's in FWD. Not like my Trooper with a 'real' transfer case, but he's made it up and down the hills around my house with no trouble at all. More headroom than the Trooper inside, plus the seats fold upwards to the sides, so you can haul all kinds of things, from bikes, beds, to refrigerators. Quite a popular rig and they have a great resale value.

The Honda 2.4 is the same one in Accords. 160hp VTEC. Wish my '98 Frontier had a 160HP VTEC in it, it's DOHC 2.4 but doesn't have variable valve timing. Too bad they never made a RWD engine out of these, it'd be an excellent engine for a transplant.

At any rate, as we've seen old Troopers are becoming highly collectible and it's gonna be worth it to me to have it painted. It's got a lot of mods from stock, and a lot of new parts, and I'm dang sure not going to start over with another rig. I've been thinking about the copper color for a long time and I just might do it!
 

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Cheers Ed definitely something to consider, I really like that blue. One consideration is whatever painting that gets done I'm going to be doing myself, that's why I was leaning towards raptor because here in Oz its way cheaper to raptor than it is to paint even when you are doing it yourself.
I see that you can get color-tinted Raptor coating. So Raptorize your RS in some unique colors! Looks like you can get orange and blue, among others. It'd look cool!

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I don't know the laws but I'm pretty sure it's just based on market value. You're not allowed to overvalue your car I think. Keeps my premium cheap that's for sure when compared to other 4wd's available here I am paying less than a quarter what the other 4wd'ers are for full coverage.
 

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That's the main reason I was looking at raptor Ed. Its cheap (when compared to a normal paint job), durable, able to be home painted and its tintable to whatever color you want. You can also adjust the texture while spraying to make it less aggressive and more of a matte look on the body.
 

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Yeah, I don't hate the matte look. Looks like it would be quite durable, too. Wouldn't like it as much in a rougher finish. The blue matte on that Suzuki is really nice.
 

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God I love that trophy truck, always have and always will look sick smashing through the whoops. That livery is awesome. I race in the offroad championship here in Australia so I am just a little obsessed with all things offroad. Here's is a few pics of the teams cars that I race with, they aren't the fastest out there that's for sure. However they are a blast to drive and are designed to get youngsters like me into offroad without the ridiculous price of owning a car yourself. The top one is an old Holden Kingswood with a chevy 305 v8 powring it (the Kingswood in Oz has somewhat of a cult following so it always turns heads and attracts attention wherever we take it, me and my brother helped build it from the ground up. The bottom image is an old lancer body (don't know exact age around 1970) with a 22re powering it, I mainly drive this one, it loves to slide and without beadlocks I always end up debeading rims out on track :p.
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