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Private Matter25 Jun 2019 6:58 p.m. PST

How do folks paint windows on vehicles such as HMMWVs or MTVR? I was thinking black and then adding a high gloss coating. I'd appreciate any advice.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Jun 2019 8:29 p.m. PST

Gloss black.

Martin Rapier25 Jun 2019 11:20 p.m. PST

I used to do black, now I do them all dark blue with some white highlights.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2019 3:12 a.m. PST

Dark blue for me

Giles the Zog26 Jun 2019 5:37 a.m. PST

Black undercoat, dark blue main colour followed by a few streaks of a dark metal colour.

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2019 6:19 a.m. PST

Dark blue, gradually fading to much, much, much lighter blue in one corner, the same corner on each pane.

Then, multiple coats of clear gloss lacquer brushed on after all clear protective spraying of the vehicle.


Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2019 3:31 p.m. PST

I usually do pretty much as-above, but I can't forget my High School Technical Drawing class, where we did colored pencil renderings of car glamor shots. The way they really look is a dark horizon-line with reflected sky above and a darker reflection below. It's a challenging paint job, but I've seen it done very impressively.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2019 9:15 a.m. PST

I just found an example of what I'm talking about: link

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2019 7:25 a.m. PST

Gloss Black and a little Medium Gray highlights/streaks …

Jeffers30 Jun 2019 1:50 a.m. PST

Vallejo Luftwaffe Uniform with a thin wash of silver.

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