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Old 05-02-2005, 01:10 PM
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Orange 88- do you have any other view of your car? I'm having mine painted Monarch Orange (essentially the same as Hugger) in a month and I'm still struggling on my striping details....

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Maybe a side and a 3/4 shot!
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he's a link to a site with picks of my car sorry the sites a temp. if you want better pics youll have to wiat a few days to are new site is up and running http://www.teamsho-n-off.com/mike.html
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earl scheib- 'dark blue metallic' 1 day old
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Originally posted by JeffW
the more coats of the cobalt candy the more purple it gets. mine had 4 coats so maybe 6 would get a purple hue and the base makes a difference also i have a blue base coat on the car before the candy. Purple pearl could also be added to get a more purple look. Hok paints are great to play with and mix n match. they all work together for the most part as long as you follow the tech manual. silver base on right blue base on left

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I did it myself, lots of wetsanding to get that paint flat after 14 coats of paint. The tricky thing is you cant let the mid coat dry in between coats or it'll look weird.

The attachment is right after I painted the car. I then had to paint my GFX silver to throw off the police for a few weeks until I could get my license straightened out, lol

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Old 06-27-2005, 09:24 PM
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:06 AM
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Hey only took four months for me to find this post

That one guy was sure right there is at least one camaro with a Corvette Le Mans Blue Paint code U 933L with SEM Thunder Blue metal flake

All my own work in three weeks worth of late nights and weekends and my first ever complete Paint and flame job. (of course I had been painting collision repair for about a year and half by then
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cherry red metallic, gm paint code B9018 (comes on trucks and suvs, i loved the depth of the color). Painted at a local shop, took 4 weeks. the pictures don't show the flakes very well but the color is very deep.
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cherry red metallic, gm paint code B9018 (comes on trucks and suvs, i loved the depth of the color). Painted at a local shop, took 4 weeks. the pictures don't show the flakes very well but the color is very deep.
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:56 PM
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I painted my car myself (first paint job/body work ever) about 5 years ago with the help of the book "How to Paint Your Car". It took me about 2 months doing it after work and on weekends when I could.

basecoat/clearcoat

Color: Viper GTS Blue (blue with blue pearl) - would have to look the color code up.
Brand: Whatever NAPA Gives out

I had it down to the metal on the entire car. Grabbed a spoiler off a friends junker and put that on. The first 2 photos are of the new paint, the 3rd photo illustrates why I needed to paint my car.





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Old 08-01-2005, 05:01 AM
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i like poop brown
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Old 08-01-2005, 12:47 PM
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Old 08-01-2005, 12:50 PM
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i hope that was photoshopped....
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Old 08-01-2005, 10:29 PM
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nope thats for sale on ebay
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Old 08-01-2005, 10:45 PM
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WOW... i wonder how that looks in person
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looks like alot of vinyl spray paint... so im guessing might be a lil patchy
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Artic White/blue pearl
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Here's a sweet color. The camera doesn't show the color all the well in my garage. Its sunset orange (01 camaro). I almost have her done finally!! I hope to drive her this weekend.
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your pic doesnt do that car justice show another

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Old 08-18-2005, 07:14 AM
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Wow, two days prep!! I spend all summer working on mine. Its better than new though. I haven't got any pictures of the car outside yet. Maybe this weekend I can get some good pics.
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here the color my GTA is going it is admiral blue

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Old 08-25-2005, 02:56 AM
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Nice color blue
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Originally posted by crnsuperduty
Here's a sweet color. The camera doesn't show the color all the well in my garage. Its sunset orange (01 camaro). I almost have her done finally!! I hope to drive her this weekend.

Nice color!!! I just sold my 85 Z28 and it was sunset orange as well. It is one of the best looking colors and I did get a lot of compliments on it as well!
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Here is my 86 IROC. It just came out of the body shop having been repainted in the original shade of Dark red. Code 74 GM. You can see more pics of it at
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factory color, some peices were redone by a local shop owner for $400...included front/rear bumpers, around the windshield, covertible U-shape boot, and passenger quarter panel b/c there was a dent in the corner and the paint was cracked... all for $400

not sure on the paint code but i will find out and edit this post. i know it's the lighter of the 2 blue colors available in '91...and it IS metallic


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looks really good i like the 'ss' badges
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Man there are some nice cars here. I just finished painting mine. the photos don't do it justtice. there is a ton pearl in the paint. The sunlight really make sit stand out.
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that's a NICE color i like it!!!
and those ZR1's! ohhh i can't wait till i get my set...
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wow that is nice. i got a 87 iroc and is red. im liking that color.
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Thanks, here is another shot of the car in the sun.
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are those deep dish ZR1's?!?! what are those?
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They are SLP "Hyper Black" ZR-1 wheels. And they are very reasonably priced too.
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what is "reasonable".....as soon as the spring comes i'm gonna have me a set, unless i come upon a great sum of money between now and then (most of my money is going towards the EZ top)
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Custom PPG Mix - We were trying to replicate the GM color "Fairway Green Metallic" without the metallic but the shade was off by a bit. Painted this with the help of my girlfriends dad. Car was originally white. 3 days of prep and paint. Car was painted in an open garage at 9pm with a track event the next morning. LOL! Drove it home semi-wet and only picked up about 5 bugs. This is a single stage enamel job with only 2 coats and no clear. We named it "Gangreen"...

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Check out SLP's web site and see if it fits into your budget. I think that have some silver painted ones on special or something.
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I am having the same problem with this too! but because veiwing colors over the internet can be misleading I recomend going to cars shows or even car dealerships
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Check out SLP's web site and see if it fits into your budget. I think that have some silver painted ones on special or something.

i have a feeling that the painted silver ones' would look a lil 'odd on my blue camaro

i'm looking at polished and hyper black now....can't seem to tell the difference between polished and chrome, except the price
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i have a feeling that the painted silver ones' would look a lil 'odd on my blue camaro

i'm looking at polished and hyper black now....can't seem to tell the difference between polished and chrome, except the price
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are those the wheels where you dont have to buy adapters to fit 3rd gen backspacing???

to stay on topic heres pics of the new black paint on the firebird!! gatta love black!


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Really nice paint job- it says- " WOW- GET THE HELL OUTTA THE WAY!"
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