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Old 06-11-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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Black or Ashen Gray Metallic?

As the days come closer and closer to me acquiring my 2013 2LT/RS, I have really been questioning myself a lot lately! I have my mind set on everything that I want, and I am 99% set on Ashen Gray Metallic also, but there is that 1% that haunts me to whether or not I should get black. Both colors are spectacular, and I have to agree that no matter what color I choose it will look great.

Black is STUNNING when it is clean, but it shows dirt so much and living down a dirt road and in the country, grime is inevitable. And with grime comes swirl marks. That is the only thing that is keeping me from getting black... I fear that I will pull into my driveway the day I buy it and there will already be microscopic scratches from the 40 feet of my driveway.

Ashen Gray Metallic hides dirt well, though. And it is one of those colors that looks amazing no matter what. But to me, darker colors look better. (black) AGM also has that shine in the sun- that reflective property of the flake in the paint... I think with this color I will have assurance that the swirl marks won't be so easily visible, and it will keep my OCD in check, at least for a little while.

So what do you guys think? I am still leaning towards AGM, but if you like black and can prove to me why it's better, you may change my mind!
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:52 PM   #3
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I have AGM and love it. Sometimes I wish I would have went with black because of the exterior mods I want. If you are considering doing any mods that need to be painted (hood, fenders, etc) you may want to go with black. Paint matching is a breeze with black. With the other colors, most of the time, they need to be blended to get everything to match up.
Other than that, AGM is a great color.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:56 PM   #4
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:04 PM   #5
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Why not get carbon flash metallic
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AGM.

I avoided black because, well, no offense guys but every camaro you see is always black. It's a safe choice but like 50% of the total of these cars made are black.
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Love the picture! Yes, I am actually kind of relieved that most people are telling me to go with my first instinct, AGM. It is making me believe that I wouldn't have made the wrong decision! Your black bowties look awesome, also. I want to Carbon Fiber mine when I get my camaro. Thanks for your opinion!
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:31 PM   #9
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I avoided black because, well, no offense guys but every camaro you see is always black. It's a safe choice but like 50% of the total of these cars made are black.
I mostly see white and silver! The two colors I hate the M O S T ! ! !
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They don't make that color for the 2013. Isn't that on the 45th Anniversary?
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It is, I'm biased. It's like agm with color shift and metal flake.
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If it's any consolation...

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It is, I'm biased. It's like agm with color shift and metal flake.
I plan on buying 45th anniversary rims for my 2013 2LT/RS and black chroming them... If that helps with your bias a little. I like the rims a lot on the 45th.
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You're in TX? The sun and heat might help you make your choice. I've had black cars... Not fun. So far, AGM doesn't seem as hot.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:58 PM   #15
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Also, isn't the 'Dusk Edition' AGM?

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Old 06-11-2013, 05:01 PM   #16
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I have a Black one, but voted AGM, hard as hell to keep it clean and swirls galore...
I dont like AGM because of the flakes. it wont hide swirls that well either..
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I plan on buying 45th anniversary rims for my 2013 2LT/RS and black chroming them... If that helps with your bias a little. I like the rims a lot on the 45th.
I got another set of RS rims and powder coated them AGM (at least very close with the blue fleck too)...they look great.

Here's a link, they were done by DFW Powder Coating in Grapevine, TX

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I have a Black one, but voted AGM, hard as hell to keep it clean and swirls galore...
I dont like AGM because of the flakes. it wont hide swirls that well either..
much better than the black though, I assume.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:09 PM   #19
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You're in TX? The sun and heat might help you make your choice. I've had black cars... Not fun. So far, AGM doesn't seem as hot.
Never thought about the sun fading the color! Thanks for that input! Definitely going with AGM now.
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How much did they charge for powder coating in Grapevine? Also, I like my rims, but would be willing to trade for a pair of SS polished ones, my car has 500 miles on new tires, so would have to have newer tires on those too.
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I got another set of RS rims and powder coated them AGM (at least very close with the blue fleck too)...they look great.

Here's a link, they were done by DFW Powder Coating in Grapevine, TX

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

BTW - get the lug nuts done too!!!
Actually after thinking about it, I may just keep the '13 RS rims instead of getting 45th anniversary ones. At least with black chrome '13 RS rims, everyone wil know I have a 2013.
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Ashen Gray Metallic hides dirt well, though. And it is one of those colors that looks amazing no matter what. But to me, darker colors look better. (black) AGM also has that shine in the sun- that reflective property of the flake in the paint... I think with this color I will have assurance that the swirl marks won't be so easily visible, and it will keep my OCD in check, at least for a little while.
Ashen Gray hides dirt? Maybe more than black but dark colors always show dirt, water marks & scratches far more than a light color such as gold or silver does. Buy AGM if you like it but saying it hides dirt? Sell crazy somewhere else.
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I have CGM and it hides dirt WAYYYY better than my black one ever did
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Ashen Gray hides dirt? Maybe more than black but dark colors always show dirt, water marks & scratches far more than a light color such as gold or silver does. Buy AGM if you like it but saying it hides dirt? Sell crazy somewhere else.
I meant from a farther distance. Like driving down the road, it would be difficult to tell. Unlike black when you see the dirt streaking along the sides! I just don't like lighter colored vehicles, so that makes it harder. lol
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AGM.

I avoided black because, well, no offense guys but every camaro you see is always black. It's a safe choice but like 50% of the total of these cars made are black.
This is why im doing my accents in AGM. Dont get me wrong red and black are amazing. But just to throw some varient in there from the norm. Althoguh it makes it a bit pricier since everything is custom and I suck at painting. If I had gone the black route, most of couldve been just bolt on stuff. Which is easy f9r me.
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