Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Emblempros
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions

Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions External and Internal cosmetics modifications.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-19-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
69 Hugger

 
69 Hugger's Avatar
 
Drives: 69 Convertible Camaro
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sumit Point, WV
Posts: 944
Orange peel

I ordered Black but having second thoughts, Which colors hides orange peel the best ? Why can't they get a better finish these days ?
69 Hugger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 10:50 AM   #2
Captain Awesome
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 3,747
I thought they said there would be no orange peel on the Camaro.
Captain Awesome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 10:58 AM   #3
Jamestwilliams
junior member
 
Drives: Grand Am
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: canada
Posts: 534
Okay Orange peel doesn't always happen, but any high gloss colour is going to show it. At the dealership were I ordered my Camaro I saw six vettes only one had orange peel it was a red '07 convertible, the reason I noticed it was that some new salesman they had just hired tried to tell me it was premium paint (what an idiot).
Jamestwilliams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 11:16 AM   #4
69 Hugger

 
69 Hugger's Avatar
 
Drives: 69 Convertible Camaro
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sumit Point, WV
Posts: 944
Their was an SRT8 parked out side of the dealer and it was unreal the orange peel in the paint. You'd think that robot could be set to shoot op free paint jobs, maybe its in the process ? they bake em right ? before or after they clear it I'm not sure. My Aunts Lexus looks sweet, almost color sanded smooth.
69 Hugger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 12:33 PM   #5
CamaroSpike23
Mr. Nitpicky
 
CamaroSpike23's Avatar
 
Drives: anything I can get my hands on
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: anywhere and everywhere
Posts: 22,860
Send a message via Yahoo to CamaroSpike23
they should powder coat the camaro....lol
__________________
Never race anything you can't afford to light on fire and push off a cliff
Quote:
Originally Posted by BowtieGuy View Post
Nobody makes CamaroSpike happy. You just disgust him a little less than other people.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bulldogwinters View Post
Read that link that Spike posted, it'll tell you everything you need to know.
Quote:
Originally Posted by WheelmanSS View Post
Post count is truly an accurate measure of how cool someone is on the Internet.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg Norris View Post
I piss excellence
and fart awesomeness
Quote:
Originally Posted by BowtieGuy View Post
Nobody makes CamaroSpike happy. You just disgust him a little less than other people.
"You can think I'm wrong, but that's no reason to quit thinking.”
Quote:
Originally Posted by Overflow View Post
But not all people were born awesome like you, Spike.
CamaroSpike23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 02:36 PM   #6
headpunter
Not That sad..considering
 
headpunter's Avatar
 
Drives: Man
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: the part of washington the capital forgot about.
Posts: 3,784
Send a message via AIM to headpunter
the new process they are using supposedly eliminates orange peel. time will tell though
__________________
headpunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 04:44 PM   #7
SVThis
 
SVThis's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE 1SS Victory Red 1 of 76
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 307
Quote:
Originally Posted by 69 Hugger View Post
Their was an SRT8 parked out side of the dealer and it was unreal the orange peel in the paint. You'd think that robot could be set to shoot op free paint jobs, maybe its in the process ? they bake em right ? before or after they clear it I'm not sure. My Aunts Lexus looks sweet, almost color sanded smooth.
That's because Lexus does that at the factory, or at least that's what I've read.

Orange peel really ruins a paint job. Many BMW's I've seen have a ton of peel in their paints too.
__________________
2013 1SS 1LE Victory Red. 187 FS
SVThis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 05:25 PM   #8
13F20
 
Drives: Soon to be 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: GA, soon to be KS.
Posts: 675
what is orange peel? I have never seen it.
13F20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 05:31 PM   #9
stovt001


 
stovt001's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 Cobalt, 2004 Taurus wagon
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: California
Posts: 3,817
Go for orange paint then! My orange Cobalt is showing a bit of orange peel, but I joke and say it just looks natural with the color.
__________________
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible" - Walt Disney

There's a great big beautiful tomorrow
shining at the end of every day
There's a great big beautiful tomorrow
Just a dream away
stovt001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 05:32 PM   #10
iKONA
Banned
 
Drives: 76 Deville / 05 xB / 06 tC
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chicago!
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by stovt001 View Post
Go for orange paint then! My orange Cobalt is showing a bit of orange peel, but I joke and say it just looks natural with the color.
HAHA I chuckled...
iKONA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 05:39 PM   #11
iKONA
Banned
 
Drives: 76 Deville / 05 xB / 06 tC
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chicago!
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by 13F20 View Post
what is orange peel? I have never seen it.
Orange peel is a texture in the paint. Its caused by a mix of elements. Temperature, moisture, and mainly, the thickness of the paint being sprayed on. When a person sprays the final coat of clear orange peel is always the final result. Many guns with a skilled painter can paint with a minimal amount of orange peel but never no orange peel.

Factories use machines to paint their cars with deionizer machines which align the air molecules to be even and uniform to reduce orange peel but no matter what paints a car its impossible to have no orange peel unless the finish is wet sanded buffed and polished.

If you have a car with a factory paint job with orange peel you can have a shop wet sand it with 3000 grit sand paper, buffed, and polished. Its not something I recommend people with little or no experience should do.

Thats why when you look at panels that were refinished by shops. In most cases they look better then factory. Their wet sanded to remove orange peel and level the paint.
iKONA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 05:44 PM   #12
headpunter
Not That sad..considering
 
headpunter's Avatar
 
Drives: Man
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: the part of washington the capital forgot about.
Posts: 3,784
Send a message via AIM to headpunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by stovt001 View Post
Go for orange paint then! My orange Cobalt is showing a bit of orange peel, but I joke and say it just looks natural with the color.
if you ordered orange and it came with orange peel they would try to charge extra like they meant to do it, like it was a minute maid orange juice special edition....
__________________
headpunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 06:47 PM   #13
Lex
 
Lex's Avatar
 
Drives: 1989 Jaguar XJS w/L98 swap
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 98
This is orange peel..... typical dodge
Attached Images
 
__________________
"I thought you didn't give cute girls speeding tickets?"
"I don't..... here's your ticket..."

2 wrongs don't make a right... but 3 lefts do!
Lex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 06:51 PM   #14
LSxJunkie
Snark snark snark
 
LSxJunkie's Avatar
 
Drives: RX350
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: 3L Hell
Posts: 556


Note the ripples in the paint reflection? That's orange peel.
__________________
What is this, CorvetteForum Lite?
LSxJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 06:52 PM   #15
Lex
 
Lex's Avatar
 
Drives: 1989 Jaguar XJS w/L98 swap
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 98
I like mine better.....
__________________
"I thought you didn't give cute girls speeding tickets?"
"I don't..... here's your ticket..."

2 wrongs don't make a right... but 3 lefts do!
Lex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 06:53 PM   #16
Sizzox
Most Known Unknown
 
Sizzox's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 Vette
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Salem, Ohio
Posts: 820
Send a message via AIM to Sizzox
Extreme orange peel

Sizzox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 06:55 PM   #17
Lex
 
Lex's Avatar
 
Drives: 1989 Jaguar XJS w/L98 swap
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sizzox View Post
Extreme orange peel

__________________
"I thought you didn't give cute girls speeding tickets?"
"I don't..... here's your ticket..."

2 wrongs don't make a right... but 3 lefts do!
Lex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 07:44 PM   #18
TheMadHatter99
Kept the Faith
 
TheMadHatter99's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 Camaro 2SS/RS CGM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 722
Quote:
Originally Posted by LSxJunkie View Post


Note the ripples in the paint reflection? That's orange peel.
Is it just really subtle or am I missing something cause the paint job doesn't look too bad IMHO.
__________________
TheMadHatter99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 08:00 PM   #19
13F20
 
Drives: Soon to be 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: GA, soon to be KS.
Posts: 675
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sizzox View Post
Extreme orange peel

that is sad. I will take my car to a place annd have them wet sand the car and polish
13F20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 08:05 PM   #20
ucla1ove3

 
ucla1ove3's Avatar
 
Drives: soon to be 2010 CAMARO :]
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: houston, tx
Posts: 1,287
how much does it cost to wet sand the car and polish it at a place, 13f20, or anyone else who knows painting
ucla1ove3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 08:09 PM   #21
LSxJunkie
Snark snark snark
 
LSxJunkie's Avatar
 
Drives: RX350
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: 3L Hell
Posts: 556
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMadHatter99 View Post
Is it just really subtle or am I missing something cause the paint job doesn't look too bad IMHO.

See the big L-shaped reflection just forward of the fender vent? Those shouldn't be blurry, they should be crisp and clear. The orange peel causes blurry reflections.
__________________
What is this, CorvetteForum Lite?
LSxJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 08:31 PM   #22
iKONA
Banned
 
Drives: 76 Deville / 05 xB / 06 tC
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chicago!
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by ucla1ove3 View Post
how much does it cost to wet sand the car and polish it at a place, 13f20, or anyone else who knows painting
About $400 bucks.
iKONA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 08:41 PM   #23
ucla1ove3

 
ucla1ove3's Avatar
 
Drives: soon to be 2010 CAMARO :]
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: houston, tx
Posts: 1,287
okay cool cause i was seeing online and they were saying upwards of a thousand dollars and i was like then it's just really not worth it to me for a grand.
ucla1ove3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 09:19 PM   #24
iKONA
Banned
 
Drives: 76 Deville / 05 xB / 06 tC
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chicago!
Posts: 6
Maybe if they polish your car with silk haha.

It should cost a few hundread dollars because its suer easy to wet sand a already finished paint job.

If they were going to wet sand a paint job that wasn't wet sanded which would have specs of dust and orange peal then it would cost allot more. But a already finished car would take like 6 hrs from sanding to buffing.

To do a fresh pain job would be maybe 8 - 10 hrs. Most shops chare 50 - 60 an hr.
iKONA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 09:19 PM   #25
TheMadHatter99
Kept the Faith
 
TheMadHatter99's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 Camaro 2SS/RS CGM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 722
Does the wet sand and polish damage the clearcoat or paint job at all?

I've never really noticed anything but extreme examples of orange peel before...it seems like its gotta be something you're looking for to notice, is that right?
__________________
TheMadHatter99 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Silver stays top color for vehicles; red, orange rise KILLER74Z28 General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12 11-13-2009 07:27 PM
Inferno Orange bret03 Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery 79 01-11-2009 09:55 AM
Inferno Orange Question KBearZ28 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 2 10-17-2008 01:48 PM
Color chart jeaf7 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10 07-24-2008 08:57 PM
Request: Hugger Orange Coupe Matster Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery 6 06-23-2008 05:04 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.