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You should go to the paint and restoration corner of this forum and look up Behr paint and the color codes which are posted there along with a Behr paint thread to show results of painted vehicles.
 

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Locally sourced then Behr paint is the easiest to get, and the Federal color code matching is pretty good. The Behr Ultra is supposedly a little less sheen to it, the Behr Marquee is a little more durable, but not by much.

If ordering from the internet then Rapco is the preferred source. Can be had as either gallons or spray cans, one 12 pack seems to be enough for a decent job on a 2 or 4 door HMMWV, but might be a little short on an ambulance body or shelter carrier.

My experience with the two is the Behr Marquee mixed up at my local Home Depot to FS 34094 came out just slightly darker than the Rapco paint in gallon form going through the same sprayer. The rattle cans of Rapco have to be applied heavily in order to match the color I got from the sprayer I used.

One other thing to consider, the Behr is water based, so clean up is easy. The Rapco (made by Gillespie) is oil based, cleanup is a bit more involved with chemicals (Xylene is the preferred method) but gave a slightly better finish in my opinion.
 

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Locally sourced then Behr paint is the easiest to get, and the Federal color code matching is pretty good. The Behr Ultra is supposedly a little less sheen to it, the Behr Marquee is a little more durable, but not by much.

If ordering from the internet then Rapco is the preferred source. Can be had as either gallons or spray cans, one 12 pack seems to be enough for a decent job on a 2 or 4 door HMMWV, but might be a little short on an ambulance body or shelter carrier.

My experience with the two is the Behr Marquee mixed up at my local Home Depot to FS 34094 came out just slightly darker than the Rapco paint in gallon form going through the same sprayer. The rattle cans of Rapco have to be applied heavily in order to match the color I got from the sprayer I used.

One other thing to consider, the Behr is water based, so clean up is easy. The Rapco (made by Gillespie) is oil based, cleanup is a bit more involved with chemicals (Xylene is the preferred method) but gave a slightly better finish in my opinion.
Thanks a lot. Will research both.
 

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Behr paint is water based and not identified as cancer causing.

CARC is cancer causing.

Not sure about Rapco, and jury is not yet out on Xylene.

Behr paint is super cheap and as easy as going to your local Home Despot.

Your truck, and whatever you chose will work. Please post post-painting pictures.
 

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I've used Rapco paint for over 25 years and painted over 15 vehicles. No complaints. None.
 

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Behr paint is water based and not identified as cancer causing.

CARC is cancer causing.

Not sure about Rapco, and jury is not yet out on Xylene.

Behr paint is super cheap and as easy as going to your local Home Despot.

Your truck, and whatever you chose will work. Please post post-painting pictures.
Rapco paint 4 gallons to my door was about $190.
At home depot the Behr Marquee was about $55 a gallon. I believe the Ultra was in the $45 a gallon range, so it's all priced about the same.
12 pack of rattle cans Rapco was about $100 shipped.


Best part of the rapco is being able to buy spray cans of identical paint, so when you scratch it up you can fix it immediately if you so desire. Plus oil based paints aren't quite as fussy about oil free surface for painting.

It's the shipping that gets you. Hazmat plus shipping, buying 4 gallons lowers it, but a single gallon it's a lot cheaper to buy local.
 
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DREDnot

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Ive used rapco for years. The carc substitute green and brown seem to be a perfect match. The black, though, is not flat enough in my opinion. I found that rustoleum camo ultra flat black is perfect for the black areas
 

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One note I'll make as mine was painted with Behr as mentioned above is that while it scratches easier its pretty easy to touch up.

I also had great success with it painting the soft top and doors. I thinned it 50/50 with denatured alcohol and sprayed two light coats to take the camo soft top and doors to green. It was super easy and a year in has held up excellent.
 

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And the black and brown splotches could be added with rapco or rustoleum rattlecan if desired.

I think it looks great solid green.
im still on the fence about the three color camo paint, I really like the solid green but my doors are camo so I’m trying to see about how to paint the vinyl doors.
 
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