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Old 05-23-2011, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help me pick my paint color.

I know that this isn't a tech question so forgive me.
I've been thinking of black for a while now but since my painter said that I need to come up with a color in the next three weeks I'm starting to doubt myself.

I'm looking for some varient of red.
Here is a link to JD's GTM in which I really like.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/332820...ctory-five-gtm

What red's have you seen and like. I'm looking at different dealerships around town. Figured I'd throw this out there to give you guys something to look at.

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Old 05-23-2011, 07:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For looks - it's hard to beat a candy apple red paint job

BUT - candy colors are really only for show - you'll be afraid to drive it, or if you do, you've just adopted your painter....lol

They didn't coin the phrase " Resale Red" for nothing
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I've been looking at crystal red metallic(GM) or black crystal pearl (Chrylser). It really is tough to choose. If I have to tilt to one it's the crystal red metalic. The C6 looks good in this color.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There are some really sharpe reds out there but man those candy reds are expensive. Plus maint on a candy is tough.
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Hot pink with teal rally stipes. Color matched the fur seat covers with the 22' dubs...........

Cyber gray and candy apple red are fanstastic colors. The candy red FFR first GTM really poped. Just be careful with paints that are hard to color match. If you get a small crack or scratch you will not want to paint the whole side. White is beautiful but unless the seams are perfect the black shadow of the gaps will stand out like a sore thumb.
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You can paint it any color as long as it is blue with white stripes Actually Convincor had a deep burgundy custom mix that looks like metallic burgundy in the light, but would shift to black depending on the angle and light. I liked it.
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I've been looking at crystal red metallic(GM) or black crystal pearl (Chrylser). It really is tough to choose. If I have to tilt to one it's the crystal red metalic. The C6 looks good in this color.

That is a good looking red. Here is a good link with some pic's of it on a C6.
2008 Chevy Corvette in Crystal Red Metallic – Detailed Image
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I vote for black.

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I dunno about black. It doesnt really suit the GTM all that much for me. Black hides too many of the details on the GTM and it ends up looking like just another kit car IMO...


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Black is beautiful (as seen in the roadster above! Wow!).....but there are several down-sides to it also. You're bodywork had better be PERFECT because black will show every little ripple and wave in the body. Also a PITA to keep clean and keep out scratches and swirl marks.
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I dunno about black. It doesnt really suit the GTM all that much for me. Black hides too many of the details on the GTM and it ends up looking like just another kit car IMO...
I'm with you. I love black, I think that the GTM looks good in black also. I'm just afraid that the black will hide all the nice curves of the GTM. The only GTM that I have seen in person was the Gen 2 Yellow one from FFR.
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some form of silver is the beast and the easiest to keep a "clean look" is does not show scratches or swirl marks easily.

It all comes dow to how much paint maintenance are you will to do/pay for.
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