View Full Version : Any Good ideas for decorating my T1N's Body!

08-29-2013, 07:35 PM
:thinking:Can anyone give ideas or direct me to interesting examples of good looking graphics or paint designs for a Turquoise T1N? I have a year 2000 mwb medium height 208cdi, with darkened side windows.
Having searched on-line I haven't seen anything appealing yet.
It could be conservative or something radical. I just need to see first before making my mind up.:thumbup:

Aqua Puttana
08-30-2013, 01:08 PM
Since nobody has answered...

Any Good ideas for decorating my T1N's Body!

It could be conservative or something radical. I just need to see first before making my mind up.:thumbup:

Lots to choose from here. Maybe better shape will help with MPG.


(Be certain to post some pictures if you go this route.)

Turquoise T1N?

Some other ideas.




08-30-2013, 04:23 PM
I prefer the all-white stealth mode, but if I were to decorate Frito, it would be with "speed lines" horizontally along the waistline, like aircraft. Two. One red and one blue. Very very narrow.

08-30-2013, 05:03 PM


08-30-2013, 06:59 PM
Please start with the pictures threads and see what turns your crank

08-31-2013, 03:15 AM
How about something like this:thinking::

http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s612/MikeP1960/Sprinter/SprinterX_zps4ee7ea95.png (http://s1308.photobucket.com/user/MikeP1960/media/Sprinter/SprinterX_zps4ee7ea95.png.html)

Sorry, Thought I'd give it a try:thumbup:

10-19-2013, 01:14 PM
I take it you checked my location? Looks like Bournemouth Pier there. Many thanks for the answers. Pinterest has a lot of images as well. Thanks one again!

10-19-2013, 04:40 PM

10-20-2013, 08:55 PM
I took several pictures and printed them and have sketched ideas on them with colored markers.

Ive thought about following the natural crease lines from just above the headlights to up behind the windows of the front doors with a contrasting color or black actually. I have also toyed with the idea of painting black trim around the windshield, almost giving it a mask effect. I have also thought about continuing black down the side where windows would be. Or if there are side windows it might look like there is dark privacy glass all along the side. Maybe place stickers prior to painting contrasting color along side and then peel them off after painting so they look like a negative of the original symbol. Animals, deer heads, birds or other emblems etc.

Ive also thought about some sort of theme symbol on the white panel above the windshield, or on the hood. Eagle, sailboat, or other emblem.

Ive also toyed with ideas of doing something above the roof gutter to make it not look so tall.
I thought about black or dark blue, but I think I have finally decided on 3 different widths of reflective blue tapes. 3 space 2 space 1. Thick on top, getting thinner as it comes down.

Im also thinking about 2 reflective blue along the upper side indentation and 1 silver in the lower side indentation. Below the upper side indention was already painted gray when I got it.

Im seriously considering having the upper white painted a metallic Caribbean aqua blue.
We have a paint booth here on base and because of EPA considerations a paid civilian that does the painting for a nominal fee @ $100/ car. Probably closer to $200-300 due to size and wanting door sills painted as well.

Think Ive decided to paint the roof with white elastomeric after all roof penetrations are installed.

Seriously considering 2 diagonal blue/white striped reflective tape around back door edges.
Im also considering some sort of reflective tape on my front bully bars. Custom made by previous owner.

Of course you could have a whole theme mural painted on the side like vans back in the 70s.

Big canvas!

11-05-2015, 09:07 AM
I did consider "The Great Wave off Kanagawa"

But I ended up painting the lower half with Military Dark Sea Grey paint and for about 30 this looks cool!

It could not be easier to touch up whenever a new blemish appears.

The military solution is a good one!

Aqua Puttana
11-05-2015, 11:07 AM

It could not be easier to touch up whenever a new blemish appears.

The military solution is a good one!
I went with very similar brushed on machine gray. It is very, very easy to touch up and has held new rust pop outs at bay for a year now. :thumbup::thumbup:

Not for everyone though.



02-10-2017, 06:33 PM
Thought I'd add something one year on!

The grey military paint turned out to be pretty flakey....literally!....it keeps flaking off it has very poor adhesion.

I have sanded and painted over with Hammerite Dark Grey which was suddenly disscontinued so only half the van was done but I can report that hammerite is an extremely good paint for rollering...much better than the military paint.

I have also decided to add an octupus design painted on to the bonnet, with tentacles extending from the grill up the bonnet and around the sides.

Much in the veign of the 'Kraken' Rum logo. A brilliant design.

I have found an artist prepared to do this and will add photo's when the work starts this summer!

02-11-2017, 08:12 PM
nighthawk black pearl paint with extra sparkles. It shines blue when the sun hits it


02-23-2017, 05:47 PM
I had a similar problem, dings dents and light rust. I had it treated and coated with liquid kevlar. Pricy and not for everyone but nearly indestructible now and much better than off the shelf bed liner options.
Not sure how to post images via phone but on IG @sepudo
If people are interested in info the shop is close to LAX and I can post the phone number if mods allow it.
Happy travels