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Old 03-20-2009, 01:49 PM   #1
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What do you think the pros and cons are of these colors?

I have narrowed down my color choice to 4 picks. My Camaro will either be Black, Cyber Gray Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, or Aqua Blue Metallic.

My reasons for eliminating the other colors were as follows:

Victory Red- Higher insurance with red, attracts cops
RJT- Just not my color, really
IBM- VERY similar to my current car's color
IOM- Didn't like how it looked red-ish in some pics, not orange enough
Summit White- Gets dirty easily, too dull for me
Rally Yellow- Again, just not for me



So in your opinions, what are the pros and cons of Black, CGM, SIM, and ABM?

I'm leaning toward ABM because I think the streets will be flooded with Blacks, CGM and SIM Camaros. But still not sure. Your thoughts?
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:54 PM   #2
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Personally black would be my favorite but it's a head ache. ABM is nice but it kinda dulls down the agressiveness. Silver will be a dime a dozen and CGM is gonna look flat. The positive side. Black looks meanest and sleek when clean. CGM will be the second most aggresive benifits of black without the negative. ABM is the only color that really pops out of these and silver is the easiest to keep clean
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:56 PM   #3
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Black is too hard to keep clean. It looks great when it is, but only for about a day.
CGM is going to be a nice looking color, but you will have to wait a bit to get it.
SIM, I have a feeling there are going to be a ton of those because of the concept car.

I vote for ABM for you!
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:02 PM   #4
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I'm leaning toward ABM because I think the streets will be flooded with Blacks, CGM and SIM Camaros.
That was my exact thought, too. Good luck making your choice!
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:06 PM   #5
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Black is by far the most popular choice... I'd say followed by SIM.
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:07 PM   #6
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from what i read, what seems to be a good combo for you would probably be CGM with black rallys. maybe throw on some black chrome wheels later on.
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:24 PM   #7
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from what i read, what seems to be a good combo for you would probably be CGM with black rallys. maybe throw on some black chrome wheels later on.
I was thinking that too. Because I want a color combo that pops, while still giving the Camaro the aggressive look it's meant to have, but also classy.
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:29 PM   #8
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I'd suggest seeing the IOM in person if you were leaning that way at all. Pictures are just pictures, everyone's camera and monitor are adjusted differently so the color won't ever be true
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:30 PM   #9
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ABM pops in the sun, and under cloudy/overcast conditions still looks great, but takes on a different hue, and essentially, the car almost has two personalities. Probably one of the easier ones to keep clean as well.
My Lazer Blue Metallic Cobalt SS SC has paint that does this, and a lot of people thought i had two cars for awhile, because the paint changes so much from dawn to dusk!


And just so you know, you can't get a good picture of IOM. I seen it in person, and only ONE picture on this board somewhat accurately represents it. If you haven't seen it in person, you have to see it.
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:33 PM   #10
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I agree on th IOM. I have seen it in person and trust me, Its very orange with a little pearlescent effect to go along with the metallic. The ABM is the same way.
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:38 PM   #11
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I say ABM, for the same reasons I said in ArcAngel's thread... black, silver, and cyber grey all remind me of being in a black & white movie. There are sooo many of those colors/variations on the streets... now, throw ABM into the mix, and you stand out instead of blending in!

Based on the pics we've seen, I think ABM looks INCREDIBLE. It is a definite eye-pleaser.

Black is my second choice, although I've owned 3 black cars already... they look REALLY nice right after you wash them! But, as someone mentioned, that doesn't last long... maybe a day or two. And you will see every single spec of dirt... especially when it rains. When people say black is hard to keep clean, that is VERY true... this is my 3rd black car.

Cyber Grey looks too "blah" to me, though I like the metallic sparkle.

And Silver Ice... there are just too many! Although I think SIM w/ CGM rally stripes would look good. It would at least stand out against the plain silver cars a little.

I had a blue truck that was a similar color to ABM a while back... I don't remember what it was called. It was a 2000 Dodge Dakota though. After that, I had a 2002 Dakota, but they got rid of that color... I had to go with the dark blue (kinda like IBM). Then after that I got a black Stratus coupe, and now my current car is black... but I always miss that blue that I had before, so that's what I'm going with. The metallic silver stripes are going to look amazing against ABM!

If Jetstream Blue was available, I would get that for sure... but ABM is close enough for me
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:42 PM   #12
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If you are worried about attracting attention (from law enforcement or anyone else), then color will not matter as you will be driving a 2010 Camaro and EVERYONE will be directing their attention toward you.

As others have stated, black is a pain to maintain after the first year or so. In that year's time, you will likely pick-up a fair number of "spider web" or micro scratches due to particles in the air rushing over the car when you are driving and washing it (use the two-bucket method as it helps greatly reduce this). Silver looks like it hasn't been painted. Summit White is not a dull color; it's bright and does a good job hiding dirt and those micro scratches. The downside is that the paint does not look have that wet look or a lot of depth to it compared to the darker colors.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:19 PM   #13
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^ Well put. My Z28 is black. It's the first and last black car I will ever own. I've always used a separate wash and rinse bucket and clean sponges and chamois but I have tons of those micro scratches. Luckily they only show up under certain light. Lighter colors are definitely easier to care for, but I like the reflections a darker color gives off. My next car may be dark, but it sure won't be black.

I've even seen small scratches from washing on a new Corvette that was in the showroom.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:33 PM   #14
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IOM is much better in person. It does not look red, it is orange. Rally yellow and ABM are also colours that you have to see to appreciate.

Silver Ice didn't do much for me when I saw it, though like every other silver it shows the lines very well. And black tends to hide them. Cyber gray, we haven't seen one so I can't say anything. But IBM is my favorite
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:14 PM   #15
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ABM for sure, I was thinking black till I saw this blue up close !!
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:19 PM   #16
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black is my color of choice. yes its hard to keep clean but it is worth it when it is. I am considering the IBM instead of black. But i will more than likely go with the black.
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:26 PM   #18
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Im in the same boat, wasn't really looking at ABM. As someone else said earlier it makes the car lose some aggression. Granted I have yet to even see the car in person so that may make a difference for me in color as well. Black like everyone has said is too hard to keep clean. SIM is great looking but my worry is they will be a dime a dozen and blend it too easily. CGM, I am hoping, seems like it could be the perfect compromise. Now we just need to see one
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:33 PM   #19
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Victory Red- Higher insurance with red, attracts cops - As far as I'm concerned, this is just an old urban legend. I've owned a red sports car of some sorts for the last 10-15 years (mostly firebirds). I got maybe 1-2 tickets that I can recall of. In the end, it's all about how you drive. Just know where the speed traps are and what roads are watched more than others, and you'll do fine.


RJT- Just not my color, really - Same here


IBM- VERY similar to my current car's color - This is why I didn't go with red. Been there, done that (for about 15 years now)


IOM- Didn't like how it looked red-ish in some pics, not orange enough - Might be close to red, but it will still be different than what I've had befor


Summit White- Gets dirty easily, too dull for me - Never been a white car person myself


Rally Yellow- Again, just not for me - Would have loved this one if it was not so bright. I like it, but I couldn't live with it I think

Hope this helps. This is how I chose my color.
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