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Old 07-11-2010, 10:35 AM   #26
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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.
I went to many a car shows hoping to see the Camaro in ABM but there never were any. After seeing the ABM Camaro in person, it's better than the HHR but still not my cup of tea. I would like to see a true blue, not blue/green, not blue/purple. Just my opinion.
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:39 AM   #27
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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, 10:41 AM   #28
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WHEN you are in the hole, #1 thing to do is STOP DIGGING , go with black like i did and al that mess will stop and yeah i am color blind so what !!!x4
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Lemans Blue and put it to bed.
If you look at the vettes, its always black and then red being most popular.
When they add Lemans blue, like they did in 2004, the Lemans blue sells more than the black and reds. Pretty clear that car people love lemans blue.
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:54 AM   #30
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Some of the First Gen Blues were nice- why not go back in time?
I agree. I just don't like the gaudy, loud shades like Jet Stream or Admiral Blue. The car doesn't need the shockingly bright neon colors on it.
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:12 AM   #31
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Lemans Blue and put it to bed.
If you look at the vettes, its always black and then red being most popular.
When they add Lemans blue, like they did in 2004, the Lemans blue sells more than the black and reds. Pretty clear that car people love lemans blue.
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:18 AM   #32
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Most people that are judging ABM and IBM have never even seen one in real life. Pictures on a computer screen from a digital camera are never going to be the same as your eye. Very few people have calibrated the color of their monitor properly and fewer people yet have a calibrated camera.

That being said, dozens of people have approached me and told me they had no idea that IBM looked this good.

Many "regular" people (not Camaro folks) have said how beautiful the color is.
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:30 AM   #33
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Very interesting and logical argument for the color choices in respect to the visible light spectrum.
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:31 PM   #34
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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.
Once I saw the lazer blue Tahoe in person, I fell in love
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:07 PM   #35
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Most people that are judging ABM and IBM have never even seen one in real life. Pictures on a computer screen from a digital camera are never going to be the same as your eye. Very few people have calibrated the color of their monitor properly and fewer people yet have a calibrated camera.

That being said, dozens of people have approached me and told me they had no idea that IBM looked this good.

Many "regular" people (not Camaro folks) have said how beautiful the color is.
Have to agree. I was walking to my parked IBM yesterday at the Target parking lot (I park far away!), color in the AZ sun took my breath away.

I havent been able to take a pic yet that comes close to what it looks like in person.
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:33 PM   #36
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Most people that are judging ABM and IBM have never even seen one in real life. Pictures on a computer screen from a digital camera are never going to be the same as your eye. Very few people have calibrated the color of their monitor properly and fewer people yet have a calibrated camera.

That being said, dozens of people have approached me and told me they had no idea that IBM looked this good.

Many "regular" people (not Camaro folks) have said how beautiful the color is.
I have seen both in real life, owning and IBM, and seeing many ABMs at car shows and in town. Not trying to bash either one, just to me neither is a true blue. Thinking back to all of the blue cars I have owned over the years (7 I think) these 2 Camaro blues would have to be my least favorite. JMO
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:31 PM   #37
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I would love for GM to bring out a medium metallic blue for 2012. If not, I'll be getting a white one.
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wtf...?

My car is black
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:50 PM   #39
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What really makes alot of these colors pop, is the metallic in them. So to me I'm hoping they can throw a little metallic in the next blue, whenever that is.

Love my ABM, although in dim or cloudy lighting it can appear a bit dull and tealish. I'm not a huge fan of that either, but when you get some decent lighting on her she really shines...and tru blue at that. Just check out my sig pics....thats how she pops in the sun!

Now for me, I really loved the Striker Blue (I think it was called) on the Pontiac G8s. That would have been my color forsure.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:06 PM   #41
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What really makes alot of these colors pop, is the metallic in them. So to me I'm hoping they can throw a little metallic in the next blue, whenever that is.

Love my ABM, although in dim or cloudy lighting it can appear a bit dull and tealish. I'm not a huge fan of that either, but when you get some decent lighting on her she really shines...and tru blue at that. Just check out my sig pics....thats how she pops in the sun!

Now for me, I really loved the Striker Blue (I think it was called) on the Pontiac G8s. That would have been my color forsure.
It does pop in the sun, no doubt. The first car I test drove was a 2SS ABM. But...then I saw the teal...and that was that. Just didn't do it for me. The IBM does look great, but mine is a daily driver, so I knew it would pick up dirt almost as well as black. So, I went SIM. Someone should start a new blue poll with pics.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:53 AM   #42
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that supersonic blue is sexy
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:13 AM   #43
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I guess I'm weird but I actually liked ABM quite a bit. I like IBM too so really I don't see the problem
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It does pop in the sun, no doubt. The first car I test drove was a 2SS ABM. But...then I saw the teal...and that was that. Just didn't do it for me. The IBM does look great, but mine is a daily driver, so I knew it would pick up dirt almost as well as black. So, I went SIM. Someone should start a new blue poll with pics.
Someone that does know how to do polls should, maybe FbodFather can use it for GM. I would have goten ABM if it was available but wasent. But I did love the blue on those G8's.
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I'm holding out for Berlin Blue from the Dusk concept. Until then, it's black for me.


This. I fell in love with that blue. If they offered that I would do anything I could to afford this car.
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I have seen both in real life, owning and IBM, and seeing many ABMs at car shows and in town. Not trying to bash either one, just to me neither is a true blue. Thinking back to all of the blue cars I have owned over the years (7 I think) these 2 Camaro blues would have to be my least favorite. JMO

Same here, and I am also colorblind but I can still tell that neither IBM or ABM are really a true blue.

Of course putting them on a Camaro makes even a bad color look good!

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Ford's Kona Blue is one of the best ever.
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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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i am a huge fan of the stryker blue from the g8's:

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WRONG.

White is the presence of ALL COLORS.

Black is the absence of ALL COLORS.

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