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Old 10-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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The white color on the z/28 prototype

I know this isn't a production color but it should be! ;-)

Anyone know what it is?
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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GM Pearl White base with a 40% gloss clear, iirc.
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...my understanding as explained previously to me that it is a custom paint job. But it can't be replicated by body shops. Those who explained this much earlier on should chime in on this topic. This is from my disitant memory on the topic. Joe knows for sure.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:12 PM   #4
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...my understanding as explainined previously to me that it is a custom paint, not able to be reproduced on an assembly line. Joe knows for sure.
JOE?
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You can probably get a vinyl wrap instead of paint.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:25 PM   #7
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You can probably get a vinyl wrap instead of paint.
Actually, I was thinking about using the color for stripes...
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...my understanding as explained previously to me that it is a custom paint job. But it can't be replicated by body shops. Those who explained this much earlier on should chime in on this topic. This is from my disitant memory on the topic. Joe knows for sure.

Can't duplicate it?
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Can't duplicate it?
Agreed. If it was done even once, it can be duplicated. I have no idea who "Joe" is, btw.
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Every color has a paint code specific to it. So yes, they can replicate it very very easily! The cost of the color is probably a concern. Probably $1K over the price. I know on some models, pearl white costs more. I cant understand why thye arent producing any in this color for production? Pearl white with all the black on the car looks astounding!! But they probably wouldnt sell many other colors if thats the case? lol Idk
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Every color has a paint code specific to it. So yes, they can replicate it very very easily! The cost of the color is probably a concern. Probably $1K over the price. I know on some models, pearl white costs more. I cant understand why thye arent producing any in this color for production? Pearl white with all the black on the car looks astounding!! But they probably wouldnt sell many other colors if thats the case? lol Idk
If it's a custom blend it won't have a paint code - like the satin black pearl I wanted to paint my 2011 didn't have a paint code.

And the reason you won't see it as a production color is because it's a satin finish - you can't bush or polish scratches out of satin paint, it'll make the paint shiny. You're only option for paint "repair" is to repaint the panel.
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One of the other threads veered off on the matter of this color's non-availability. For Oshawa to use this color would require its availability across the full Camaro line. An extra color that would mean the deletion of an existing colour. And, as it is a pearlescent color, this colour would then be an extra cost option.

As Stig points out, it's NOT a low-maintenance finish. And it's a very tough colour to properly match, should a repair be necessary. ALL metallic pearls are so.

Again, it's a Show Car. And Show Cars are often finished in non-available colors/finishes, and prepped to a non-production level. I dare say what we see on that car would have cost GM THOU$AND$. To replicate it, consider: Disassembly, prepping "A" and "B" surfaces, including engine compartment and trunk, and finishing to "Quality - Show Car standards", followed by complete reassembly. NOT a cheap deal. Consider $20K+ as your opening bid...
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High maintenance on satin finishes is not necessarily true.

Harley Davidson has been using them on many models for many years. From flat to pearl to flip flop colors.

MOF, check out the 2013 V ROD, which has a satin finish pearl white finish. (white hot denim)

http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US...scle.html#!pnw
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You could just plasti-dip with the white color and add pearlizer / glossifier to come somewhat close to a satin white pearl color w/o spending too much money.

And it's temporary! If you don't like it, peel it off

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Turned out pretty nice on these two Camaros:




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High maintenance on satin finishes is not necessarily true.

Harley Davidson has been using them on many models for many years. From flat to pearl to flip flop colors.

MOF, check out the 2013 V ROD, which has a satin finish pearl white finish. (white hot denim)

http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US...scle.html#!pnw
It's not a "high maintenance" thing - it's literally that you can't maintain it. Ask any professional detailer, they'll tell you that you can't polish or buff a satin/matte finish.
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It's not a "high maintenance" thing - it's literally that you can't maintain it. Ask any professional detailer, they'll tell you that you can't polish or buff a satin/matte finish.
He's right, listen to the man!

Also, isn't it extremely difficult to paint satin colors correctly?

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And the reason you won't see it as a production color is because it's a satin finish - you can't bush or polish scratches out of satin paint, it'll make the paint shiny. You're only option for paint "repair" is to repaint the panel.
And therefore it is a no-go for those of us actually tracking the car. Impossible to clean the clag off without destroying the paint.
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Who did those?
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He's right, listen to the man!

Also, isn't it extremely difficult to paint satin colors correctly?

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The colors aren't satin; the clear coat is.
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It's not a "high maintenance" thing - it's literally that you can't maintain it. Ask any professional detailer, they'll tell you that you can't polish or buff a satin/matte finish.
That's not a problem Stig - that's a benefit. I had a satin black Harley for years. You never polished it. Wash, dry, plus they they make satin finish cleaners, which is what I used on my matte black stripes.

BTW, the matte finish held up better the gloss finish... no swirls, etc.
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Also, isn't it extremely difficult to paint satin colors correctly?

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That's not a problem Stig - that's a benefit. I had a satin black Harley for years. You never polished it. Wash, dry, plus they they make satin finish cleaners, which is what I used on my matte black stripes.

BTW, the matte finish held up better the gloss finish... no swirls, etc.
I'm just saying - I talked to Adam's and Detailer's Domain about repainting my camaro in a satin black pearl, both said that if I was planning on driving the car to not do a satin finish.
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Nick,

Who did those?
Idk, I just looked it up on google lol

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Old 10-29-2013, 11:47 AM   #24
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I'm just saying - I talked to Adam's and Detailer's Domain about repainting my camaro in a satin black pearl, both said that if I was planning on driving the car to not do a satin finish.
I know... I heard the exact same thing when I bought the flat black harley. But I can tell you that after 2 years, it looked like new (about 10,000 miles).

I can't say the same for the gloss black one I had for about the same time. Since my Camaro is gloss black too... it has swirls, nicks, dings, scratches, etc. in the paint. Could some be buffed out? yeah, but most would need repainted as well.

But as I said in earlier posts, I think that satin white pearl stripes could make killer ghost stripes on a summit white car... say a ZL1. :thumb up:
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[QUOTE=steel insane;7137582]That's not a problem Stig - that's a benefit. I had a satin black Harley for years. You never polished it. Wash, dry, plus they they make satin finish cleaners, which is what I used on my matte black stripes.

BTW, the matte finish held up better the gloss finish... no swirls, etc.[/QUOTE


Most owners of both don't ride their motorcycles everyday as they do with their cars. The motorcycle is going to be a lot easier to maintain against rock chips and door dings than a car!
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