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Old 05-24-2009, 07:17 PM   #1
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Custom Painted Stripes Underway for Bumleb's Rally Yellow 2SS

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Hey all, my first post here on this site. My wife (Bumleb) and I own the infamous 'battery cable' Camaro. The attached photos are of the very same vehicle that caused the recall. My sincere apologies to all whose orders have been delayed as a result, but it was in the interest of GM and your safety that we immediately reported, and posted, our unfortunate breakdown. On a more upbeat note, however, we have something to share that most should enjoy:

Stripes seem to be a hot topic for many, and since I haven't seen a Rally Yellow one custom painted yet, I thought it would be cool to share our Camaro's transformation (pun intended) with everyone here. I'd like to start by saying that the factory stripes look fantastic and congratulations to those who have had the stripes installed, your cars look awesome. In my case, my wife had originally ordered the stripe package (Oct 13 pre-order), but they turned out to be totally different from what we had expected. After some application difficulty on the first set of stripes, I declined to have it tried a second time and had the stripe package deducted altogether. The $470 is instead being applied to custom stripes according to my exact specs and expectations, and covers about a third of the custom paint job.

Since I haven't personally seen/measured Bumblebee's exact stripe dimensions, I had to come up with my own, which in a sense makes it truly custom and one of a kind. For those of you who would like some dimensions to use as a starting reference, or to tweak for their own use, here are the dimensions I am using, starting from the rear:

The trunk stripe starts at the rear window (continued underneath the lip actually) and painted to an even point under the mounting area of the spoiler. The side of stripe is 1/2" in from the side of the trunk line. The gap between the stripes is a consistent 8" which matches the gap on the hood at the windshield. The width of trunk stripe is the resultant of the outer and inner edges which is slightly more than 15" in total width. The lines are matched on the spoiler which is painted around the outer surface giving and ending in a nice clean tuck to the stripe.

The hood stripe beginning at window (from under lip) starts at 14" (main stripe width; 15" including outline stripes) and slightly tapers to 13" (again main stripe width; 14" including outline stripes) at the rounded corner on the fascia. This is wider than Bumblebee's at the fascia intentionally, in order to give a more prominent look to the stripe, and to give a similar bold and "buff" look that the wide stripe presents from the rear. The outer edge has slight, but not same, curve to follow lines of hood edge and cowl. The angle of the foward line matches up with the hood angle instead of the scoop angle as well. The gap between the stripes goes from 8" at the windshield to 7 1/2" at the fascia which is approximate the width of the front bowtie. The width of my stripes are the approx width between the parking lights and bowtie for aesthetic visual balance. Width of yellow gap and black stripe (painted) around each main stripe is 1/4".

All painted surfaces are removed and painted separately to give clean edges that continue to undersurface, and the entire surface will be double clear coated to give a smooth and glossy exterior. Additionally, the Chevy/SS emblems on trunk were removed to maintain a clean clearcoat finish.

Custom stripe project being performed locally by David Jones (owner) and his team of talented professionals at Jones Collision Center here in Lemoore, CA. Great bunch of guys who do awesome work!

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More pics to follow when completed

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Old 05-24-2009, 07:23 PM   #2
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that looks like its going to be sweeeeeeet. i have having mine painted on to gloss black and having them wrap the spoiler as well i think it looks better over the spoiler.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:24 PM   #3
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Wow, looks great so far! I can't wait to see the finished product.

Are you doing the paint job yourself?
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:31 PM   #4
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Looks great so far, doing it the right way.
Looks a little wide in the back, might want
to check the BB photos out I see them on
the back there. From what I could tell
they run just a little on the inside of the
back glass. Just trying to help.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:35 PM   #5
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I hope for your sake, the nose doesn't get painted laying like that.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:40 PM   #6
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Are you doing the paint job yourself?
I'd love to if I had the time and proper equipment. But this perfect car, needs to have a job done as close to perfect as I can get, so I'm having it done professionally and the guys are taking extra measures to get it done right.

This job is being performed locally by the specialists at Jones Collision Center. Great bunch of guys who do great work!

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Old 05-24-2009, 07:51 PM   #7
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Very nice!
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:53 PM   #8
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Looks great, can not wait to see the final photos..
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:56 PM   #9
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Looks great so far, doing it the right way.
Looks a little wide in the back, might want
to check the BB photos out I see them on
the back there. From what I could tell
they run just a little on the inside of the
back glass. Just trying to help.
Thanks. Trust me, I have poured over multiple Bumble photos from about 20+ different angles which is where I derived my own particular blue print. Any tweaks to the original look are intentional and IMHO minor improvements which, as previously stated, makes it custom.

But here are a couple of the real deal I used as a starting reference:

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Old 05-24-2009, 09:38 PM   #10
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its going to look siiick
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:50 PM   #11
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Just curious, how much would a custom paint job like that cost?
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:16 PM   #12
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Cant wait to see the final product!
Beautifully done!

Anyone know what Bumblebee's actual yellow is called? Does it exist on another car??
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:56 PM   #13
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Just curious, how much would a custom paint job like that cost?
He stated: $470 is instead being applied to custom stripes according to my exact specs and expectations, and covers about a third of the custom paint job.
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Coolness. So the car's nickname is "cable"? hehe..

Or "the cable".
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:55 AM   #15
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Coolness. So the car's nickname is "cable"? hehe..

Or "the cable".
not "the cable"... "THE Cable"

gotta put some emphasis on "THE"

or maybe Cable One ?

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Thanks. Trust me, I have poured over multiple Bumble photos from about 20+ different angles which is where I derived my own particular blue print. Any tweaks to the original look are intentional and IMHO minor improvements which, as previously stated, makes it custom.

But here are a couple of the real deal I used as a starting reference:

Great job on the intel. Are you taking it to the Camaro Nationals in PA?
Best of luck on the custom stripes
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Cant wait to see the final product!
Beautifully done!

Anyone know what Bumblebee's actual yellow is called? Does it exist on another car??
I think its called Sunrise yellow. I like it a lot more than the rally yellow.
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Looks Cool. Are you doing a custom color as well?
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:53 AM   #20
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Great job on the intel. Are you taking it to the Camaro Nationals in PA?
I have no grand plans like that, but we may drop in on a local car show or two. This sexy beast is actually my wife's 'dream' car. I'm just having it dressed up so she'll have one sweet daily driver...and besides, I get to spend a little time behind the wheel myself.
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Looks Cool. Are you doing a custom color as well?
Our original idea when ordering the car, was going after the 'Bumblebee' look becaused we were moved beyond words during that scene in the movie "Transformers" where the concept version first appeared.

I did toss around a few ideas however, such as adding a pearl or marblelizer to various colors, or even a 'silver or charcoal' metallic stripe that fades to a black fringe on the outer edges surrounded by the black pin striping. But in the end, we are staying with our first impulse and completing the look that originally blew us away...gloss black on yellow.

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Cant wait to see the final product!
Beautifully done!

Anyone know what Bumblebee's actual yellow is called? Does it exist on another car??
Hemlawk is right. It is called Sunrise Yellow. It is a House of Kolor Shimrin Designer Pearl color. The code is PBC30. Depending on where you order it, you can get a quart of the stuff for as low as $65.
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Yeah.. into the BB Sunrise Yellow.. not so hot for the Rally Yellow.
If I was going as far as buying Rally Yellow because I had a love for Bumblebee.. Id have to custom paint it. Just have to. Had contemplated it.. but at this point I just want a clean Silver Ice finish. But down the road... who knows!
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Awesome. Gonna get the bumblebee stripes painted on my IOM 2SS. Can't wait to see pics of the final product. These dimensions will be very helpful. Thanks!
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