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Old 05-31-2013, 07:50 AM   #225
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why does GM do this ? first no bumble bee color .now no flat white color even though it looks like it's not just white it looks like a flat Pearl white . GM could make a profit off those
Quite the contrary I would think, unless they would start charging extra for those colors... Full stripdown on my original black car, repaint in white base layer, then several layers of the PBC30 Sunrise Gold (at 87 USD a quarter liter IIRC) and then the clearcoating, was around 22k USD (at the current EUR/USD exchange rate)...
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:55 AM   #226
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:57 AM   #227
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One - the 'bumblebee' color requires several paint processes that cannot be made in an assembly plant that paints several car lines. Further, you may want to actually price the paint that was used on Bumblebee - (the primer, the tintcoats, the finish coats...) Incredibly expensive and no, we could not make a profit on it.

Same for the show-car white.

LOL... I may have just explained that in my previous post... I can see the Flat pearl white being a House of Kolor paint as well.

I do believe however that the Shimrin is sitll "acceptable for a custom color". As a comparison... the "chameleon blue" on my Tuscan cost me 1260GBP/liter for the photocromatic (flip flop if you want) paint only, a special black base coat was needed and then of course the clearcoat...
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:10 AM   #228
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I am not bs'ing, but when I first seen the chrome strip pictures, I was uphauled. But again. When I see it in real life, it is actually a lot nicer being able to walk around it and see it. It looks like a perfectly designed cr in real life when you get the full meant depth perception, etc.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:25 AM   #229
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I honestly don't like the chrome pieces in front grille/ fascia.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:26 AM   #230
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That 1LE looks hot!! The '14s look real good IMO.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:50 AM   #231
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:51 AM   #232
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LOL!! Me either.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:39 AM   #234
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Anyone else think that 1LE looks better than the Zl1? Still not a fan of the back either. I will wait to see in person but my gut tells me 2013 > 2014.
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Great pics for comparison. I'm warming up to the refresh but I agree with the majority (here on this site) about the chrome strip. The hood vent is hot on that 1LE.

They did a 45th stripe delete option. How about a chrome strip delete on the RS pkg?
Better yet, delete it altogether and make it an LPO dealer installed option. I'm sure the take rate would be VERY low. That may require a different front bumper though. I'm sure there are attachment points molded into the bumper.
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So Scott while we're at it what are you're thoughts on the new Impala
I'm delighted with it. I drove one to Cousin Tom's Grand Opening (so that he'd have an LTZ to show attendees...) - and the trip from Michigan to Pennsylvania very late at night was a real pleasure.

Library Quiet inside -- lots of soft surfaces and details that one would not normally expect. Tons of positive comments - including seven people at one of the Service Plazas on the Ohio Turnpike at 3:30am.......

I especially love a Black LTZ - the car looks very upscale.

Now - all that said - it doesn't mean a hill of beans what I think....rather, it's what YOU, our Enthusiasts think......

.......and I'll have one at Camaro5fest for you to test drive!

(...along with a Volt, a new Silverado, a Sonic, ..........)

(.......oh yeah, and some 1LEs and RS convertibles..........)

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Old 05-31-2013, 10:01 AM   #237
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Quite the contrary I would think, unless they would start charging extra for those colors... Full stripdown on my original black car, repaint in white base layer, then several layers of the PBC30 Sunrise Gold (at 87 USD a quarter liter IIRC) and then the clearcoating, was around 22k USD (at the current EUR/USD exchange rate)...
Exactly - a very expensive process that cannot really be duplicated in a bodyshop that produces many cars in one hour.........

A rule of thumb: If it sounds like a really great idea and we're not doing it? There's usually one (or many) reasons for why we don't or can't.......

I say that because "Team Camaro" is chock full of rabid Camaro Enthusiasts.....
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I'm delighted with it. I drove one to Cousin Tom's Grand Opening (so that he'd have an LTZ to show attendees...) - and the trip from Michigan to Pennsylvania very late at night was a real pleasure.

Library Quiet inside -- lots of soft surfaces and details that one would not normally expect. Tons of positive comments - including seven people at one of the Service Plazas on the Ohio Turnpike at 3:30am.......

I especially love a Black LTZ - the car looks very upscale.

Now - all that said - it doesn't mean a hill of beans what I think....rather, it's what YOU, our Enthusiasts think......

.......and I'll have one at Camaro5fest for you to test drive!

(...along with a Volt, a new Silverado, a Sonic, ..........)

(.......oh yeah, and some 1LEs and RS convertibles..........)

ANOTHER reason to join us at Camaro5Fest!
Dibs on testing the Volt Last volt I test drove was at a local chevy dealer. It was a demo unit, and they let me drive it probably one mile, then told me to turn around and head back to the dealership. I guess they didn't expect me to actually buy one or at least talk about my experience with it. Demo unit Respect for local chevy dealer down 2 points.
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