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should i paint my SS Blue???

This is a discussion on should i paint my SS Blue??? within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; http://www.chicagomotorcars.com/web/...linois/687488/ check out this M3 what do you think about the color of this car on my 2000 SS??? I ...

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    Black SS and grey Mach1
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    should i paint my SS Blue???

    http://www.chicagomotorcars.com/web/...linois/687488/

    check out this M3 what do you think about the color of this car on my 2000 SS??? I love this color and my car is getting repaired any way and will be completly painted as it is so what do you guys think
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    I dont know... i mean it really fits that M3 real well i just dont think it would look good on a camaro? i may be wrong but i just cant picture it?

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    If I ever repaint my ss its going to be a toss up between white and electron blue fron the c5 corvettes like this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shermanator86 View Post
    If I ever repaint my ss its going to be a toss up between white and electron blue fron the c5 corvettes like this one
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    ok that does look pretty sharp!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by My00Z28 View Post
    ok that does look pretty sharp!!!
    Yea the color is bad ass. I'd go for it if I was the OP, would make your car stand out for sure.

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    Black SS and grey Mach1
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    I just got a hold of my painter and he said it would likly double the cost of the job though. dont think I can swing that.

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    Color change is more money, especially on a 4th gen since the engine compartment and about everything else gets shot body color. That's alot of labor and materials.
    It is a pretty color though.

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    Light Pewter Metallic
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    This is my buddies SS in jet stream blue metallic. (C6/ZR1)

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    Bright blue metallic
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    ^love the color change but I'm not digging the wheels. TA's can pull them off but the Camaro sure can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 95cam86roc View Post
    ^love the color change but I'm not digging the wheels. TA's can pull them off but the Camaro sure can't.
    Yea not my favorite either but not my car. He's already sold it anyways.

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    Electron blue is my dream corvette color, I wouldn't put it on my Camaro tho. My reasoning is that it's too much work and black is just too damn sexy
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    The work involved to change the color of the car is far too extensive imo to make it worth it. Black is a color you can probably get away with in some areas but it's still a big job. I say leave it black
    If it means that much to you then blue it is. It's your car, do what you like with it.

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    I say if you got the cash, do it. But be sure that its somethig you are willing to deal with forever or until the end of the car.
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    I could be wrong, but a showcar quality color change is almost the equivalent of a supercharger.


    SC > Color


    But that's me.

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    You can buy a super charger much cheaper than doing a complete color change on a 4th gen, trust me

    For a good quality paint job it's several thousand easily, to do a color change on a 4th gen it requires pulling the drivetrain and literally 90% of the car into pieces to do it right. It's double the money.

    I wouldn't even touch a 4th gen color change for the price of a super charger, neither would most other quality shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    You can buy a super charger much cheaper than doing a complete color change on a 4th gen, trust me

    For a good quality paint job it's several thousand easily, to do a color change on a 4th gen it requires pulling the drivetrain and literally 90% of the car into pieces to do it right. It's double the money.

    I wouldn't even touch a 4th gen color change for the price of a super charger, neither would most other quality shops.
    I wouldn't be surprised if it was $20k+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if it was $20k+.
    Well, I'm not that expensive But yeah, a good quality paint job isn't cheap. There are shops around here that lay some slick show quality paint down, but they don't even touch a car for less than $10k and the price goes up from there. That doesn't include shooting a complete engine compartment and floor pans (as would be necessary on a 4th gen color change). Most good show quality paint you see on cars at cruise night or at your local show can be $15k or more easy if you are paying someone to do it.

    It's not just the work involved, but the price of materials is out of sight nowadays. Takes a gallon and a half of paint to shoot a car, include the engine compartment and floor pans then make that 2 gallons of color and clear. Reducers, hardeners, sand paper and masking supplies, buffing compounds and materials. A good quality paint like Sikkens is going to be what most quality shops will use unless it's a budget job. There are off brands of Sikkens that are still decent quality however if you want to save a few bucks. PPG also has some off brands that don't spray bad and seem to hold up well. That's the key with paint quality,,,,durability. You are still talking an easy $2,000 just in materials, sometimes more depending on the color chosen.
    I can make a cheap brand like single stage Omni (off brand PPG) look slick and shiny when it's done, but it won't last 2 years in the sun before it fades and looks like chalk. Just the difference in paint quality, you get what you pay for.

    So that would at least give you an idea of what you are looking to do.
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    With all that said, you can understand why a door dent from an inconsiderate prick really pisses me off

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