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This is a discussion on I'd like your opinion on the appearance of my car within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by 01SOMSS! Ok. here is My opinion. like the stripes, but I would get some differnt ones those ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01SOMSS! View Post
    Ok. here is My opinion.
    like the stripes, but I would get some differnt ones those look wider than the ussual. if you have those blk stripes compliment it by
    1.doing the whisler mod on the headlights,
    2.smoked turns signals,
    3.change the grill for a black slp with a chevy emblem or a blk billet grill wih a gold chevy emblem
    4. get some blk TTm's black with chrome lip,
    5. get a nice lincense plate holder
    6. paint your calipers blk with chrome camaro decal.
    7.finish with a change of nose emblem-check out brent franker for that.

    did i miss anything P?
    I mean the car looks fine, but if u want to go all out that's what i would do
    1. Whistler will be done when I get some down time and actually get my car out this summer.

    2. i like the clear ones now, but thats a good idea

    3. i think the slp looks good, but for the money, it's not worth it at this point

    4. i considered those wheels, i know exactly what you are talking about, they might look good and i may consider them for an extra set of wheels, cuz i already have some

    5. that is a good idea, thx

    6. yes i considered this, how do you go about the chrome emblems though? link? also, is the brake caliper paint at any auto parts store the stuff to go with or should i get something that extracts heat...

    7. you mean the stock camaro symbol on the hood? if so, no way, i love that thing



    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Lots of good suggestions so far and some bad suggestions as well. Black stripes with pewter works very well. I think the stripes would look better if they weren't as wide and if they came all the way down instead of stopping by the nose emblem.

    If you do plan to keep the black striping, whistlers, smoked turnsignals, and smoked sidemarkers would all work well, but stick to the theme of black lighting or clear lighting whatever you do. Having stock headlights and smoked turnsignals or vice versa does not work well.

    If you haven't already painted your calipers, painting them black with chrome lettering will improve the looks of them tremendously.

    Removing your side molding is another cheap and easy significant appearance mod you can do if you haven't already.

    A nice tag frame and short antenna are good appearance mods also.

    The berger panel is a great mod for pewter, but thats strictly a personal preference decision.

    What you did with the stock grille looks good, but an SLP grille would look better, but they are pricey.

    I wouldn't put an SS spoiler on with the ground effects.

    Last and most importantly, are the wheels. If you plan to change wheels, I would do that first. Wheels are the key element in the appearance of a vehicle.

    I think your Camaro looks good as is and could look fantastic with a few more key changes.
    Yes, I got an idea from someone on ls1tech, he posted pics of his stripes, which i though looked good.

    Yea, I got smoked sidemarkers now, they look great.

    Have you got your sidemolding removed? I'd like to see this.

    Yes, I've had you tell me about the berger about a year ago and several other people i know. It is a personal preference, and I personally don't really dig it.

    My wheels are sitting next to me right now, I kinda regret only getting 9.5" for the rears. I may be getting other ones next year or something. We'll see how I like these.

    Quote Originally Posted by RacerBob View Post
    I like the stripes.

    Have you considered a pinstripe outline of the stripes?
    Yes I have, someone on ls1tech posted some stripes I liked.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper101 View Post
    Very nice ride!! Looks good IMO!!
    Thx

    What you think of these wheels? I've seen em on a pewter and don't look the best imo. I like chrome better. Personal preference
    http://asp.americanracing.com/dealer...ega/m105MB.jpg

    What you think of this hood and removing the stripes?
    http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x.../Moneyshot.jpg

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    Nice wheels! They will look nice on your car.

    Not too fond of that hood. I'm kinda partial to the Ultra-Z hood that I got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    What you think of these wheels? I've seen em on a pewter and don't look the best imo. I like chrome better. Personal preference
    http://asp.americanracing.com/dealer...ega/m105MB.jpg

    What you think of this hood and removing the stripes?
    http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x.../Moneyshot.jpg
    Those wheels will look good on your car.

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    Before and after pics of side molding removal

    http://www.ls1.com/forums/showthread...182#post468182

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    they look OK but i think they are too wide. I'm a big fan of the 35th stripes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Before and after pics of side molding removal

    http://www.ls1.com/forums/showthread...182#post468182
    another thing for me to do on a lazy saturday...thx
    Last edited by allbaugh_04; 03-27-2008 at 03:24 PM.

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    I really like the stipes. The car looks awsome. I do believe I will have to fall in line on the wheels though, cant wait to see pics of the car with the other wheels on it.

    You know, you could get your calipers powdercoated, and have the decals laid under clearcoat so you wouldnt have to worry about them peeling or F'n up on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RacerBob View Post
    I like the stripes.

    Have you considered a pinstripe outline of the stripes?
    I was thinking the same thing. I like the stripes either way.

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    Holy shit this thread is old.

    I am kinda looking for stripes that are similar, but with some pinstripes.

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    wow back from the dead lol still think the car looks good man

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    thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    Holy shit this thread is old.

    I am kinda looking for stripes that are similar, but with some pinstripes.
    Heres mine, if they help any. Not quite as wide as yours, mine are 6" if I remember correctly.

    My dad bought the vinyl(heavy duty), cut them and helped me put them on.
    I love them.
    Last edited by Boomer Sooner; 02-10-2009 at 08:35 PM.

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    how hard is it to apply the stripes and pinstriping looks like it'd be hard to apply

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    Good move on the stripes and wheels nice ride man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    how hard is it to apply the stripes and pinstriping looks like it'd be hard to apply
    It wasn't that bad at all actually.

    My dad has a small sign business and deals with vinyl alot for signs, etc.
    He has this machine that is hooked up to his computer that takes the image from the computer, in this case, my stripes. He put in the width he wanted and length and it cut to the size we wanted.

    Basically the actual stripe and pin stripes were together(our desired width) to start with if that makes any sense. We did one strip of the "stripe with pin stripes" at a time. I had just washed the car of course to make sure it was clean. We layed down the stripe where we wanted on my hood and once we got it straight, sprayed it with water and another cleaner type liquid that helps it stick. There is a thin layer of paper(think laminating paper-not sure though, forgot what it's called) that is on the backside or top of the stripes that you peel off, and voila! Stripe and pinstripe.

    Damn, that was alot of typing and I hope it made sense. As it was the best I could to try and explain it.

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    Love the rims, stripes are ok, not my style but they don't look bad on that car. Unique look is always nice. all in all, nice ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer Sooner View Post
    It wasn't that bad at all actually.

    My dad has a small sign business and deals with vinyl alot for signs, etc.
    He has this machine that is hooked up to his computer that takes the image from the computer, in this case, my stripes. He put in the width he wanted and length and it cut to the size we wanted.

    Basically the actual stripe and pin stripes were together(our desired width) to start with if that makes any sense. We did one strip of the "stripe with pin stripes" at a time. I had just washed the car of course to make sure it was clean. We layed down the stripe where we wanted on my hood and once we got it straight, sprayed it with water and another cleaner type liquid that helps it stick. There is a thin layer of paper(think laminating paper-not sure though, forgot what it's called) that is on the backside or top of the stripes that you peel off, and voila! Stripe and pinstripe.

    Damn, that was alot of typing and I hope it made sense. As it was the best I could to try and explain it.
    Ok i think i got it...thanks. And thx for the kind comments everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    Ok i think i got it...thanks. And thx for the kind comments everyone.
    No problem. Hope I explained it to where you could atleast halfway understand.

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