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Re: [Shop-talk] Camouflaging a connex (intermodal container)

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Camouflaging a connex (intermodal container)
From: Peter Murray <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:04:39 -0400
Cc: Shop-Talk List <>
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What about a darker red, somewhat like a barn would be painted? Are you
planning to put a pitched roof on it? If not, you may already be
considering painting the roof a light color to reduce solar heating during
the summer (if that matters).

If you are fortunate enough to have mainly a single direction from which
the public (and you) would see them (from the road and/or your house or
shop windows), you could always position them so you see the small side,
rather than the broad side.

How long will your sea crate be there? Is it "permanent"? If you're
thinking a few years, then maybe some wood trellis and plant some
fast-growing evergreen vines. If "forever", then perhaps some
faster-growing evergreen bushes would be good. Either way, some camo
netting could provide visual cover while the natural stuff does its thing...

Some vines to consider:


On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 3:23 PM, <> wrote:

> OK, I live out in farm country, (and I have a farm) but I was wondering
> what color (colors) should I paint them so they aren't as much as an
> eyesore.
> Now, I get that painting them green would blend them in during the summer,
> but once the leaves are down, they would stick out (same for the reverse
> if I paint them brown or white.)
> Then I was thinking about a military camo job, but that seems like alot of
> work for large containers (I have 3 of them to paint.)
> Does anyone have any suggestions for cheap/easy camo?  If it can't be
> both, cheaper is better, but I'm pretty flexible.
> Thanks in advance!
> (BTW, I'm in western NJ in case that makes a difference.)
> Sent from my Commodore 64 on a 2400 Baud Modem.
> Eric P
> "Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational
> being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory." Ralph
> Waldo Emerson
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