Okay, so whatís next? I think some custom paint would look nice, right? I had witnessed some of Peteís (Mr. Showstopper) striping work and was very impressed. Since I have the IOM interior and IOM calipers, I felt like I needed to use IOM in the scheme somewhere. I decided to take some current pictures of my car and use Microsoft ďPaintĒ software to create sketches of my ideas I had in my mind. I created approximately 30 different sketches ranging from some form of a Rally Stripe theme to totally changing the look. I sent a few ideas to Pete and we traded several emails to come up with a final design.
As for color choice, I had always liked a white Camaro with black rally stripes so I knew I wanted to go towards the black more than orange. I also really liked the Carbon Flash color on the 45th Anniversary Edition Camaro. Pete thought using Carbon Flash as our main stripe color was a great choice so thatís what we went with, Carbon Flash striping with IOM outlines.
Letís start with a few process pictures to reveal Pete's secrets. Notice my scketch laying on the window in the second picture.
Pete had to remove the front end of the car for paint, so I decided to change out the front grill to a Heritage Grill. I made a quick call to GMPartsHouse.com and Patrick sent a pre-painted Heritage Grill to Peteís shop. Iíve also always liked the MPD1 rear spoiler so Pete scored one of those and incorporated it into the project as well.
I wanted to keep the bowtie on the front of the car, but it had to be color coordinated with the new striping. Lupe, from River City Creations & Lighting was the man for the job and created these awesome looking Bowties for me in Carbon Flash with IOM outline. After seeing how great the bowties looked, I called him back and asked for "CAMARO" side lettering in Carbon Flash as well.