Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th January 2008, 11:57   #1
BHPian
 
madbullram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chennai & Appleton, WI
Posts: 513
Thanked: 75 Times
Default Painting my Jeep Green...

Folks,
Finally my Jeep is ready and we tried some colour combinations and some how didnt like any.

What I want to know is, Is GREEN prohibited as a colour for Jeeps? Or is it only Military Green that prohibited?

I see lot of Boleros in Light Green shade, can I paint my Jeep in this shade?

Anyone has any idea on the legal restrictions?

Cheers!
Ram
madbullram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th January 2008, 13:02   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
Blue Thunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Right here .
Posts: 1,632
Thanked: 330 Times
Post

AFAIK, only military green (Olive green) colour is prohibited by the Motor Vehicles Act. Again, it is only prohibited to paint the vehicle Green and make it look like an Army vehicle. So I guess if you painted it green and you had a hardtop with a different colour, or other stickers , which would make it look like a civilian vehicle, it shouldnt be a problem.
Blue Thunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th January 2008, 13:53   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
headers's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Greater Chennai
Posts: 4,589
Thanked: 454 Times
Default

Military green or Olive green is probihited..but you could always..dare to be different!
headers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th January 2008, 13:55   #4
BHPian
 
madbullram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chennai & Appleton, WI
Posts: 513
Thanked: 75 Times
Default

Blue: Thanks, I have heard saying RTO guys argue that light is also Military Green just to make you pay something

Headers: Any exp wiht our Chennai RTO in being diff?
madbullram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th January 2008, 14:15   #5
BHPian
 
egangsta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: thane
Posts: 365
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Ram, why dont you try sumthin like this, I dont think there should be any problem with this colour. These jeeps are driven daily .





Cheers Ed.
egangsta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th January 2008, 15:36   #6
BHPian
 
madbullram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chennai & Appleton, WI
Posts: 513
Thanked: 75 Times
Default

Isnt that Olive Green ?
madbullram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th January 2008, 15:40   #7
BHPian
 
raftaar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: bangalore
Posts: 183
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

hey man, appreciate your passion for the jeep. have been trying to get one done myself. i had in mind, as reference, the jeep used by arnold in the movie raw deal.

please do give us an indication of the costs incurred. that would really help me in my project.
raftaar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th January 2008, 15:42   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,038
Thanked: 681 Times
Default

I remember the army giving the BMC folks a tough time with the Olive green colour, but I still see quite a few olive green coloured jeeps around, and they all belong to civilians. So, not even sure if Olive green is prohibited. However the controversy is only about Olive green. All other shades of green are perfectly legal. M800 used to come in an olive green too, apart from other shades of green. Also Bolero comes in a light green shade with no problems whatsoever. So go ahead and paint it any shade other than olive green, and there should be no problem whatsoever.
Lalvaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd July 2011, 10:47   #9
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: vellore
Posts: 83
Thanked: 38 Times
Default Re: Painting my Jeep Green...

What brand/ type of OG paint would give me a dull non reflecting Matt finish. I dont want that shine
drsamuelk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to drive an unknown JEEP for 1500kms - A Travel/Photologue by a n00bie JEEP'r dhanushs Travelogues 78 4th December 2011 15:00
Blackpearl goes green - the Green Goblin (2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R EX ) BlackPearl Superbikes & Imports 99 31st October 2011 22:56
Aston Martin DB9 in Racing Green v Green Interior dubeee The International Automotive Scene 32 1st April 2011 02:36
2009 Jeep J8 Multipurpose 4WD.....return of the WILLYS JEEP!!! amit V8 The International Automotive Scene 14 27th July 2009 01:12
First offroading event with my Jeep: Coorg Jeep Thrills OTR 2008 Report Samurai 4x4 Excursions 115 21st June 2009 16:12


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 11:24.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks