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Old 01-06-2009, 09:50 PM   #51
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Some of the colors don't look correct in those pictures.
The white color strip looks anything but white in all those photos. How can you trust the accuracy of any of the other color samples unless you see the actual color strips in person?

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IBM with white stripes will look beautiful in the sunlight.
And will lose all its sparkle and most of its color in almost all other light conditions.
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The white color strip looks anything but white in all those photos. How can you trust the accuracy of any of the other color samples unless you see the actual color strips in person?

And will lose all its sparkle and most of its color in almost all other light conditions.
No camera is perfect and no video card and/or monitor is perfect. People screw with the controls and software to make the screen fit their perception of "right" on any number of images or videos they see over the years. You have to take this into account when viewing any photos on your computer.

All I did was take photos from several different angles in different lighting conditions with two different high end digital cameras (both over $1000) and set them for colors calibrated to the light source (sunlight).

Any difference you see could be due to any number of factors or even due to the fact that your eyes may have a different color perception than other people (partial color blindness).

I tried to present the photos in a form people could use. None of the other photos was taken with anything other than a camera phone (designed for small size, not accurate color). I think they are good representations of the paint chip card.

As far as white goes, the truest white on the card is the white paper it's printed on. Use that as your white reference and adjust your monitor brightness and contrast until you see that card as white. The paint chip is NOT the same color as the card. Like I said before... not all whites are the same. It's not the same as the paper in the photos because it's not the same as them in reality. I can see the difference with my eye. Please take this into account.

Lastly, the white chip only looks less white becuse it's sitting on a paper white background (seldom seen in reality). The only time when white cars look less than perfect white is when you put them next to snow. Put them on grass and they look blindingly white. Your eye adjusts to the surroundings and makes the color perception shift.

This is a complex subject. I hope I have made it clearer for everyone. The point is that the car will be close to these chips in color but will look different in different light. It's hard to know exacrtly what it will look like until you see it in different conditions with your eyes. But until then the paint chips should give a little bit of a clue what direction you might prefer.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:46 AM   #53
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The white color strip looks anything but white in all those photos. How can you trust the accuracy of any of the other color samples unless you see the actual color strips in person?



And will lose all its sparkle and most of its color in almost all other light conditions.
You can't. Thats my point, just go to a dealership and see for yourself. Thats what I had to do. Especially with the IOM, CGM and ABM. I haven't seen any pictures of those colors that look like they do in person. I have considered IOM twice judging it by pictures, but both times I went to a dealership and looked at it in person I changed my mind.
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You can't. Thats my point, just go to a dealership and see for yourself. Thats what I had to do. Especially with the IOM, CGM and ABM. I haven't seen any pictures of those colors that look like they do in person. I have considered IOM twice judging it by pictures, but both times I went to a dealership and looked at it in person I changed my mind.
That's what I did for ABM. Every time I see the color in a picture, I say to myself, this is it !!, but after seeing it in person ( on a HHR )..... Well, my mind was changed quickly.

Everyone should really take the time, and see the colors in the real world.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:38 AM   #55
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The Cyber Grey does look better. It looks like the metallic grey Mazda used on 1st Gen RX7's.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:42 AM   #56
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that white seems greyish... probably the camera

are you using a point and shoot or an SLR?
Agreed. Since when was "white" not white?
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:52 AM   #57
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Great job Captain, much appreciated! This sets my mind at ease regarding my choice and ordering of the IOM 2SS/RS
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Agreed. Since when was "white" not white?

Most whites are not white. You would not believe what goes into some whites unless you saw it getting mixed at the paint store.
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Agreed. Since when was "white" not white?
Since the big bang, I would think. But the universe was dense and opaque for several millennia after that so there was no way to tell.
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Kinda like Arizona, I would think. Hot, dusty, and not a lot to see.
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Agreed. Since when was "white" not white?
Here's a page from the 2008 GM Paint Color Index on a paint website. Notice that this page alone has THREE DIFFERENT "whites". If you have a car painted one white and buy a different one and spray some on your car you will see they do not match. There are infinite variations of every color. Not all whites are white, not all blacks are black.

There's several more 2008 pages with yet even MORE whites than those listed here. This is just one page!
http://www.tcpglobal.com/aclchip.asp...08-gm-pg04.jpg

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Old 01-07-2009, 03:27 PM   #62
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Here's a page from the 2008 GM Paint Color Index on a paint website. Notice that this page alone has THREE DIFFERENT "whites". If you have a car painted one white and buy a different one and spray some on your car you will see they do not match. There are infinite variations of every color. Not all whites are white, not all blacks are black.

There's several more 2008 pages with yet even MORE whites than those listed here. This is just one page!
http://www.tcpglobal.com/aclchip.asp...08-gm-pg04.jpg
AMEN. If people only knew how many different tints go into a paint formula....hell, some "blacks" now have yellow, or blue or green tints in the formula. Put one of these goofy "off-black" paint chips next to good old fashioned black in sunlight, and WHOA....what a difference. It's stupid, as an automotive painter I hate it, but blame the fluffballs in the art and color departments of the automotive design groups. (When was white not white....HA!!! that's a freakin' good one!)
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thank you for posting all those pictures of the colors.
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I think these just sold me on the CGM....
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Rally Yellow looks really good.
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I was dead set on black at first but the metalic colors are starting to catch my eye. I'm terrified that a non metallic black is going to show ever scratch and swirl like crazy. CGM may be a good alternative.
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Maybe this will help some people decide on a color. Jalopnik had to add their two cents about the Camaro's colors on the front page first article. And WOW those people quoting are complete MORONS! http://jalopnik.com/5124760/official...olors-released
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Sadly, those Computer Generated Photos look about 30% like the real colors. We know those images SUCK!
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Sadly, those Computer Generated Photos look about 30% like the real colors. We know those images SUCK!
Exactly! If anybody actually cared over there, those pictures have been available on chevy.com for months! The only thing new is the brochure.
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2010 camaro colour codes???

anyone happen to know the 4 digit WA numbers for the 2010 camaro lineup??
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