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Old 04-21-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Finally made up my mind....CGM it is!!!

So after seeing CGM in person a few weeks ago (props again to teamlynn1 for letting me check the '09 Z06 over ) and giving myself a huge headache from going back and forth over this I finally went to the dealer tonight and changed my order from Black/Black to CGM/Gray. I was glad to see the color was darker in person than how it usually looked in pictures. I've posted them before but I'm gonna include a couple of the pics anyway of the Z06 that helped change my mind.

With all the advantages and disadvantages of both colors I figured that CGM/Gray was the best mix of everything I wanted......

I don't have to worry about as much constant cleaning to keep the paint looking it's best

It's still dark enough to look sinister with tinted windows and black wheels.

I can always add black stripe kit later or get custom ones painted

I wanted gray 2-tone leather but didn't like the idea of the black car with the gray carpet and headliner. But with the CGM I think the extra gray matches it well.

And lets not forget that AWESOME blue flake



Any of you out there still on the fence between black/CGM? If you are and you haven't seen CGM in person you owe it to yourself to check it out before you finalize your order.







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Old 04-21-2009, 09:49 PM   #2
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I can sleep easy tonight knowing that you picked gray. Thanks for the post!
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:19 PM   #3
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Dude no get Black.......No, red.........wait get Silver,.............or, wait, dude Blue. ...................Oh, oh, oh, bro, get RJT............Yahhhhh RJT...............??????? uh ..................damn ..............ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:23 PM   #4
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Dude no get Black.......No, red.........wait get Silver,.............or, wait, dude Blue. ...................Oh, oh, oh, bro, get RJT............Yahhhhh RJT...............??????? uh ..................damn ..............ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


I ended up with CGM.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:29 PM   #5
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Nice Choice... Join the club. Here's a crazy pic with and without flash.
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I feel your pain, as of right now my order is Black/Black... but I've really been on the fence since seeing the pics of the first CGM... Recently I've seen a few black CTS's that had some crazy swirls and just looked terrible... Really thinking hard about changing to CGM......
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:41 PM   #7
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I feel your pain, as of right now my order is Black/Black... but I've really been on the fence since seeing the pics of the first CGM... Recently I've seen a few black CTS's that had some crazy swirls and just looked terrible... Really thinking hard about changing to CGM......
Too late for me, I'm at 3000+ so I just keep the black. But picking a color was harder than picking a woman. I agonized over it and literally lost sleep at night but eventually just went with my gut.


Jman, I know you've been pondering a while but I think you did well and you won't regret it.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:57 PM   #8
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Nice Choice... Join the club. Here's a crazy pic with and without flash.
Those are great comparison pics!.....amazing how much difference the settings can make. That pic without the flash gives a much better idea of the true color. That first pic looks like alot of the ebay pics I saw of '09 vettes that scared me away from the color at first.


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Too late for me, I'm at 3000+ so I just keep the black. But picking a color was harder than picking a woman. I agonized over it and literally lost sleep at night but eventually just went with my gut.


Jman, I know you've been pondering a while but I think you did well and you won't regret it.
Thanks man.....I'm sure you're gonna love that black SS....can't go wrong with any color for this car. Black makes for the best looking car....I just wish I'd be able to keep up with the maintenance of it.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:31 PM   #9
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Thanks man.....I'm sure you're gonna love that black SS....can't go wrong with any color for this car. Black makes for the best looking car....I just wish I'd be able to keep up with the maintenance of it.
15 yr old son. He'll be wanting to drive it with his learning permit. He'll also be washing and drying it 3 times a week in return.
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Too late for me, I'm at 3000+ so I just keep the black. But picking a color was harder than picking a woman. I agonized over it and literally lost sleep at night but eventually just went with my gut.


Jman, I know you've been pondering a while but I think you did well and you won't regret it.
Yeah i'm in that boat... Agonizing... I guess if there's a good thing about still being at 1100 is i have plenty of time to change, just can't make up my mind.

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15 yr old son. He'll be wanting to drive it with his learning permit. He'll also be washing and drying it 3 times a week in return.
HaHa lucky, he better be careful with it, it'd be his HIDE if he scratched it. In fact if i was in his shoes, i'd be scared to wash it!!
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:54 PM   #11
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Yeah i'm in that boat... Agonizing... I guess if there's a good thing about still being at 1100 is i have plenty of time to change, just can't make up my mind.



HaHa lucky, he better be careful with it, it'd be his HIDE if he scratched it. In fact if i was in his shoes, i'd be scared to wash it!!
He's getting plenty of practice with Bonnies Lexus.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:40 AM   #12
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Hey, I had pick CGM with Black, then when to Gray and now I have IOM interior. I hope I am done now. I just need the order to be pulled so I quit changing it. I think you made a good decision.
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Hey, I had pick CGM with Black, then when to Gray and now I have IOM interior. I hope I am done now. I just need the order to be pulled so I quit changing it. I think you made a good decision.
Dude you made the right choice... IO interior with CGM will rock..
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Dude you made the right choice... IO interior with CGM will rock..
Thanks, I really haven't seen a bad color combination yet. This car rocks Big Time!!!
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Great decision! I will never own another black car again... as many have already said.
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Dude no get Black.......No, red.........wait get Silver,.............or, wait, dude Blue. ...................Oh, oh, oh, bro, get RJT............Yahhhhh RJT...............??????? uh ..................damn ..............ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Hey! Isn't that the 5th gen oath?
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I==I==I==I==I This is me on the fence... Went last night to look at a production car, black on black. Since we are trading/selling a black C6 we have ruled out black...

We are down to 2SS/RS - CGM over black leather with black racing stripes and midnight silver wheels


OR 2SS/RS - ABM over black leather with black hood/hockey stripes and midnight silver wheels.


We are ordering when we get back from our honeymoon, first week of August once our schedule slows, the constraints are (hopefully) lifted and cars are (hopefully) coming in the 8 weeks my dealer projected.
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Is that "orange peel" on the corvette? Interesting...
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CGM ordered!

Oh yeah! I have my CGM SS2, RS coming soon- hopefully before the end of May to Florida. Black stripes, grey/black leather interior. Wanna ride? This car will be the boss!
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I fell off the fence...

as soon as I saw the ABM in person on a HHR...

So it will be CGM as soon as someone buys this damn Corvette!
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as soon as I saw the ABM in person on a HHR...

So it will be CGM as soon as someone buys this damn Corvette!
Are you sure?


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Is that "orange peel" on the corvette? Interesting...
Yea the paint acts different on that part. I noticed it on that one pic from the NY show it had the same bumpy texture.

It's a feature!
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yes...

you know, every pic I see, the color looks great. I went to a chevy dealer today to see it in person, now take it with a grain of salt, it was on an HHR but it didn't look anything like it does in the pictures and it IS ABM on the HHR. It was too tealish and look terrible in the overcast day we are having today. It was near a G8 with Stryker Blue and that is the blue they should have used. No teal hues to it at all. Just a beautiful blue, even in the overcast weather. I will need to see it on an actual car but I am not impressed to far.
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