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Old 07-10-2010, 08:05 PM   #1
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Blue reconsidered

Alright GM, men are not generally not trained in colors past the "8 pack of Crayolas." This why we frequently argue whether something is purple or pink with our women. Also 7% of the male population is likely to be color blind to some color the spectrum verses .4% of women. Imperial blue is not blue as I am checking the "8 pack." Imperial blue is black from a distance, dark purple as you get closer (with some direct sunlight), and some kind of weird dark-purple-blue anomaly.


Lets look at the spectrum...


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White- is the absence of all colors
Silver- is the absence of all colors, with some shiny on it
Black-presence of all colors (or absence of light)
Grey-almost black- with the increase of light

Now for the other colors that all exist on the right spectrum.


Reds - Yes these are real reds.
Orange-Still in the red family.
Yellows- Yes these are real yellows
Synergy Green- close to center but still hugging the right.

So this then begs the question, regardless of your ABM paint wasting away, how do you completely eliminate one side of the color spectrum? Your buyers for blue will default to black or grey. Historically you have had no problem producing some great blues.

Electron blue...

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Jet stream blue...

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Admiral blue...

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Laser blue...

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Just something to consider.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:08 PM   #2
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:15 PM   #3
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^^^ See that immediately triggered "gray" in my mind, until I studied it closer.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:18 PM   #4
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Well, it's their name, however, I agree, it ain't very blue!
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:21 PM   #5
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I had a hard time deciding between the 2 blues offered for the 2010 Camaro. As a fan of blue, (my last 6 cars have all been blue) I knew it was gonna be either ABM or IBM. The ABM that I saw on the HHR was just way too much green for me so I settled for the IBM. I'm not totally thrilled with the IBM either because I see way too much purple in it. I'm hoping that 2012 will bring a true blue back and I will happily trade mine in.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:29 PM   #6
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I agree wholeheartedly. Can't figure out for the life of me how GM can't give us a decent blue. Not aqua. Heck, give us a poll on your website GM, let the fans pick it for you.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:30 PM   #7
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Some of the First Gen Blues were nice- why not go back in time?
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:35 PM   #8
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They will bring some type of blue back. Count on it.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:36 PM   #9
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If they offered the 2011 in supersonic blue my order would already be placed
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:43 PM   #10
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I'm holding out for Berlin Blue from the Dusk concept. Until then, it's black for me.
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:53 PM   #11
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Blue Color

Well GM did all ABM owners a favor by discontinuing the color....however, that being said I NEVER have had anyone see my car and say they hate the color. At shows it stands out- even among other 5th gens. (no offense to any other color because I like ALL Camaros and all colors). They will bring a blue back I bet- just hopefully not ABM. For now, I will just keep loving my special edition Camaro .
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:57 PM   #12
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how about IROC Blue, that was an awesome color.
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:03 PM   #13
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Well GM did all ABM owners a favor by discontinuing the color....however, that being said I NEVER have had anyone see my car and say they hate the color. At shows it stands out- even among other 5th gens. (no offense to any other color because I like ALL Camaros and all colors). They will bring a blue back I bet- just hopefully not ABM. For now, I will just keep loving my special edition Camaro .
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:06 PM   #14
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Oh I don't hate ABM, just a bit too much green in it for me. Some pics it looks really blue, some more green. As for the IROC blue, I had an 89 in that color. Wish I could remember what it was called.
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:18 PM   #15
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Ive always liked my 95 Camaro's blue which is something of a darker Aqua Blue but it probably wouldnt have the same pazaz on a 5th gen lol. I do wish there was a lighter blue than IBM to choose.
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:19 AM   #16
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They already painted a car in a fantastic blue; the blue they should have put on the production cars. Why they didn't use this blue is beyond me.
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:27 AM   #17
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Black-presence of all colors (or absence of light)

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Old 07-11-2010, 12:32 AM   #18
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Isn't electron blue the same as aqua blue metallic? I swear I saw that on a GM color chart.
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I hope I don't get bashed for bringing in another manufacturer.. but the Deep Water Blue that Chrysler is putting on some of the models is probably the nicest blue I've ever seen. It seems to be a metallic, shade darker than royal, blue.

The first I saw was on last year's Wrangler, to later find out that it's also being used on the Patriot, Caliber, and yes.. the Challenger.

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Old 07-11-2010, 03:39 AM   #20
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Any color on Chevy's website is skewed unless its black or white. IBM on the website is the blue I want, but in person, its super dark. I saw a lazer blue Tahoe inside the dealership a few weeks ago, it doesn't look like the one in OP's pic, its purple when you get up close to it.
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Ive seen some really good blues from Ford as well. I think it was on the F150 but i cant remember.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:29 AM   #22
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I dislike the fact that there is no "good" blue in the Camaro. I defaulted to white because of this. I wanted ABM or a blue a tad darker, but IBM is TOO dark. It looks black in a lot of situations.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:48 AM   #23
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I really like blue for a car, but with IBM as my only choice, I am going CGM and trying something different than what Ive had thanks for helping me choose GM. IBM hides its blue except for certain parts of the day.
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:00 AM   #24
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I had a hard time deciding between the 2 blues offered for the 2010 Camaro. As a fan of blue, (my last 6 cars have all been blue) I knew it was gonna be either ABM or IBM. The ABM that I saw on the HHR was just way too much green for me so I settled for the IBM. I'm not totally thrilled with the IBM either because I see way too much purple in it. I'm hoping that 2012 will bring a true blue back and I will happily trade mine in.
If you judged ABM by looking at an HHR I think you made a mistake, it's not the same color. I saw a blue HHR at my dealer before my car was built and it was an awful shade of blue. The Chevy website and the color chip samples the dealers had of ABM were not good representations. Most of the photos I have seen and taken are also not good representations. I love my ABM and always get positive comments on the color.
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i like this color....this is carl edwards personal vehicle for any nascar fans
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