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Old 07-21-2009, 11:02 PM   #1
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SIM OR Black: Opinions Please!!

Hey Dudes, I am brand new to this site. So here goes my second post.

I will probably place my order within the next couple of days for a 2010 2SS/RS. However, I Just wanted to get a few opinions on color selection.

#1- STRONGLY considering SIM w/ black hockey stick stripes.

The main reason is I have an all original 1969 SS396/375hp L-78 Camaro. It is Cortez Silver w/ black hockey sticks and black tail panel. I think SIM would be a good match to display together w/ it at shows.
I will try and toss out a pic.

The only other choice I have considered is Black on Black w/ flat black stripes. (I think it would look sinister)

Just wanted to grab some different opinions before I order.



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Old 07-21-2009, 11:09 PM   #2
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:19 PM   #3
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I was torn as well but decided it was going to be black\black with black stripes. I love the subtlety in that combo. I going to go with the flat BumbleBee stripes.

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Old 07-21-2009, 11:22 PM   #4
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WELLLLL>........

First of all, I COVET your 1969 Camaro SS -- it's just KILLER -- esp. with the original SS wheels!!!!



Now -- on to color....

Black is very sinister on the Camaro - -BUT -- it's black which means it's hard to keep clean and it will show every bit of dust.......

Silver, on the other hand:

>Is very close to your 69 Cortez Silver SS....

>Shows every contour line on the body of the new Camaro - -whereas on Black and non-metallic colors, the contour lines and edges tend to disappear.



Now - that said: What REALLY floats your boat?

YOU are the guy that ultimately has to be in love with the appearance.


(.........can I be in your Will for the '69 Camaro????)


(........or, as my nephews used to say: "..Uncle Scott - -if you die, can I have that???......." -- bless their 'lil pointed heads....)
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:42 PM   #5
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since you have a silver 69 i would defiantly get the SIM those would look awesome together
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:52 PM   #6
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I think since the '69 is silver, you should get the SIM...think how cool they would look side-by-side!!!...
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:53 PM   #7
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:14 AM   #8
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:18 AM   #9
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I am getting black stripes put on my flat black this week. I'll post pics soon.

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Old 07-22-2009, 12:18 AM   #10
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:19 AM   #11
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:21 AM   #12
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SIM Not my favorite color but totally makes sense to get it.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:35 AM   #13
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I agree, CGM might be a good choice for you. After seeing it in person, it looks so much better.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:39 AM   #14
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I would go with SIM, black is a great color but it seems like a dirt magnet.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:54 AM   #15
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I'm getting SIM cause it really shows the lines well. I'm personally done with black cars. I love black and it's beautiful when it's clean, but it's a full time job to keep clean. Just ask yourself if you get black, are you going to be able to keep after it?
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:12 AM   #16
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SIM, I originally was going black, but ended up with Silver and it is one of the smartest moves I have ever made.

I think it is the best color for the Camaro as nearly any color goes with it, it is easy to take care of, and it shows the body lines the best.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:20 AM   #17
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all im saying is that there is no song called "paint it silver ice metallic" or "back in silver ice metallic" or even "silver ice metallic betty"
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:37 AM   #18
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my vote is sim this might help

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Old 07-22-2009, 02:21 AM   #19
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Neither color,their both boring!
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:25 AM   #20
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:40 AM   #21
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:16 AM   #22
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I went thru the same thing. I went with SIM because seeing black on the road so far hasn't moved me at all. I have a Silver 98 z28, so now I will have 2 bullets!
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:18 AM   #23
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I vote for SIM

Both colors are awesome ..... I've had two black Camaros, and they were BEAUTIFUL ( when they're clean ). I was also forever buffing the things.....

I chose SIM for my 5th gen, because it highlights EVERY line / curve / angle

I can run an entire week without washing, and it still looks great
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:25 AM   #24
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I wouldn't get black. It hides all the angles of the car. I would get SIM. We ordered Inferno Orange but SIM was my second choice. Check out this video of a SIM in action, it may help you make up your mind:
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:47 AM   #25
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Been said plenty of times before, SIM shows the lines of the car better than any other color. Probably why GM uses the SIM in every advertisement I've seen.
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