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 > General Camaro Forums > 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions

5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions General 5th generation Camaro topics not covered by other subforums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-13-2010, 10:10 AM   #51
DevilKnightFalcon

 
DevilKnightFalcon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2LT/RS
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,406
Send a message via AIM to DevilKnightFalcon Send a message via Yahoo to DevilKnightFalcon
Dude you can rationalize it however you want. The bottom line is it didn't sell.
__________________

MBRP Catback/Magnaflow Resonated X/Airraid V2 CAI/Dash ABL/Interior LEDs/Custom Paint/Jet Coated American Racing LT Headers/High Flow cats/Trifecta Tune
DevilKnightFalcon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 11:44 AM   #52
Doc
Dances With Mustangs
 
Doc's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 1SS/RS MT
Join Date: May 2009
Location: California
Posts: 3,586
Quote:
Originally Posted by JEFF2010SSMANUAL View Post
WRONG.

White is the presence of ALL COLORS.

Black is the absence of ALL COLORS.

30 YEARS in the Printing Industry.
Actually what we see as color are the frequencies of radiant energy rejected or reflected back to us by an object. For print work, "white" is rejecting all frequencies so radiant light which has all frequencies or "colors" in it bounces back to our eyes and we see white. Black absorbs all frequencies and very little to none is rejected so almost nothing is reflected back to our eyes. A red object is rejecting those frequencies which are being reflected instead of absorbed so we see only those frequencies coming off that object and it appears red to us. None of them actually have any color at all. In the absence of radiant energy, everything is dark. Printing ink doesn't have any color either; just properties that can reflect different frequencies of radiant energy.

White objects absorb nothing; they reflect it all back. Black objects absorb everything; they reflect nothing back.

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.
__________________

Blue Angel is here!!
1SS/RS LS3 M6 IBM
Doc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 11:45 AM   #53
PHEOX
 
Drives: '06 Jeep Wrangler
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cypress, Texas
Posts: 629
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrappy Doo View Post
i am a huge fan of the stryker blue from the g8's:

WIN!
__________________
Just Empties Every Pocket
PHEOX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 11:58 AM   #54
Scrappy Doo


 
Scrappy Doo's Avatar
 
Drives: Taylor Made SLDR
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: W8n 4 Snow, Minnesota
Posts: 4,646
Quote:
Originally Posted by DevilKnightFalcon View Post
Dude you can rationalize it however you want. The bottom line is it didn't sell.
This is the truth.

I don't have the current numbers, but both blues put together don't sell that well. I whole heartedly agree there should be a blue option, though 1 is probably enough.
Scrappy Doo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 12:16 PM   #55
Mark Myles
 
Mark Myles's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS IBM / Silver Stripes
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Northeast Michigan
Posts: 604
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Awesome View Post
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.


This is the EXACT response I've gotten from other people regarding my IBM SS.

I'm looking at it out my office window right now, and I wouldn't trade this color for any other. It's totally different in person.

M
Mark Myles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 01:12 PM   #56
Berean


 
Drives: Truck
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Home
Posts: 2,441
I have an IBM (actually midnight blue) GMC truck. Many people have went out of their way to compliment the color.
Berean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 01:16 PM   #57
formare
Suspension by Pedders
 
formare's Avatar
 
Drives: Synergy Edition 13.71@102 1.95 60'
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chicagoland (Crown Point, IN)
Posts: 1,901
i say we take all the new 2011 Synergy orders and magically make them the color blue. Thus preserving the 2010 Synergy Special Edition "specialness"
__________________
My first Love. She was called "Miss Carriage" (still cry when I think about her)
383, Muncie 4 speed, custom linkage mated to hurst short throw shifter.
formare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 01:43 PM   #58
irocnroll


 
irocnroll's Avatar
 
Drives: '91 RS Vert, '11 Grand Cherokee
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 2,323
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Myles View Post


This is the EXACT response I've gotten from other people regarding my IBM SS.

I'm looking at it out my office window right now, and I wouldn't trade this color for any other. It's totally different in person.

M
The problem is that Chevy forced the Reds/Blacks/Silvers/Yellows in the dealership as their showroom car. I would be willing to bet if they produced more of the blues as the showroom car they would have sold better. Just take a look at the fleet of cars sitting at the factory storage lot before they even hit the dealerships. They were all of the bland colors. They should have produced each color equally as the showroom car and the sales wouldn't have been skewed so much towards the other colors.

They pretty much set ABM up to fail.
irocnroll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 05:34 PM   #59
bigd1276
2012 IBM 2SS/RS
 
bigd1276's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Imperial Blue 2SS/RS
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hanover, PA
Posts: 1,509
Quote:
Originally Posted by Berean View Post
Ford's Kona Blue is one of the best ever.
I respectfully disagree. The Kona blue also seems to look purple in the sunlight. I just want blue!
__________________
]
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30755

2010 IBM 2LT RS......Traded for.....
2012 IBM S22 RS
bigd1276 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 10:06 PM   #60
Berean


 
Drives: Truck
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Home
Posts: 2,441
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigd1276 View Post
I respectfully disagree. The Kona blue also seems to look purple in the sunlight. I just want blue!

I've seen it in person. It's dark but didn't look like it had any purple.
Berean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 10:12 PM   #61
cmoney2007
 
cmoney2007's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 VR 2LT, 2007 Trailblazer LS
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by Berean View Post
You have that backwards.
I'm glad someone else caught on to that as well. I knew there was something wrong there. I do agree with the basic crayola box of crayons the 8 pack I believe.
cmoney2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 10:21 PM   #62
Milk 1027
Camaro➎ moderator
 
Milk 1027's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 BLK 1LE
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: AZ
Posts: 13,512
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Awesome
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.
Those who say IBM looks almost black, have not seen a clean IBM. The metallic flakes really pop in any light. (when it's clean)

I wouldn't trade this color for any other.
__________________
Milk 1027 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 10:22 PM   #63
Captain Awesome
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 3,747
Quote:
Originally Posted by Berean View Post
I have an IBM (actually midnight blue) GMC truck. Many people have went out of their way to compliment the color.
Has anyone confirmed that IBM and Midnight Blue are the same "mix". Side by side I cannot tell them apart.
Captain Awesome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 10:41 PM   #64
usa1camaro1969
Back on the dino-juice
 
usa1camaro1969's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 LS + a few more
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,642
The problem with the ABM was the fact that on their website and in their printwork it looked too green and I thought it looked bad. In person I think it looks great.
I also bounced back and forth on the IBM and thought it looked too dark in person.
I happily chose the IOM and in the sunlight you can really see the gold metallic which I love.
usa1camaro1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 10:53 PM   #65
DerbyChamp06
 
DerbyChamp06's Avatar
 
Drives: 13' RAM 1500 4x4
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 733
Agree with original poster. Huge void in color line-up without a good medium-metallic blue.
Attached Images
 
__________________
DerbyChamp06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 03:40 AM   #66
rawj7
U.S. ARMY Aviation Mech
 
rawj7's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black 2SS/RS 6 Speed
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 353
I vote for that Pontiac G8 Stryker Blue. And hey its allready in the GM line up. so should be easy.
__________________
2SS/RS W/White Hood strip, 6sM. To do before I Die. Dream car-check, ...
rawj7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 10:58 PM   #67
danl
 
Drives: 2013 JSB Camaro 2ss
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Redlands, CA
Posts: 184
reconsider this!

2013 Camaro painted in JSB.
Attached Images
 
danl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 11:04 PM   #68
Dan1028
Mechanical Engineer
 
Dan1028's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 IBM Camaro 2SS/RS A6
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 189
Holy necrothread, Batman!
__________________
Current Vehicle: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Past Vehicle: 2001 Honda Prelude SS

LEFT HAND DRIVE
Dan1028 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 11:05 PM   #69
danl
 
Drives: 2013 JSB Camaro 2ss
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Redlands, CA
Posts: 184
Classic Jet Stream Blue Camaro

Attached Images
 
danl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 11:10 PM   #70
danl
 
Drives: 2013 JSB Camaro 2ss
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Redlands, CA
Posts: 184
jassy blue in SoCal

nice blue
Attached Images
 
danl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 07:25 AM   #71
REDXIIIDave
El Chupacabra
 
REDXIIIDave's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS A6 Black/Black
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lakewood, CO
Posts: 923
It is strange that there isn't a good medium blue, considering that statistically speaking, "blue" is the number one "favorite color" for humans (except me - I favor red and black)
__________________
El Chupacabra
REDXIIIDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 08:00 AM   #72
christianchevell
old school chevy rodder
 
christianchevell's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2SS/RS Manual,DM exhaust,CRT
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,180
Well the Fantastic blue...a BURPLE is hot, and a blue/purple was all the rage for the hot rod world a while back and faded and was rare then, if GM had smarts they would make BURPLE not some other sort of dark or sort of light blue. I would have bought one! Their hot wheels blue was supposed to fill a gap..it did for medium blue. They have yet to make a real nice Deep blue that has a two tone appearance like a BURPLE does



my fave burple over silver







and ppg colors..............

http://www.crdesigns.com/color-samples.aspx

Yeah give me a nice Burple and ROUND tail lights GM and I would seriously consider buying another Camaro..........The tail lights you have going on 14s screams fugly compared to the prior lights to most of us.....that means bad choice ......................Its like going from the tail lights of a 65 impala to a 67 impala....just missing the mark and no one likes em but hey...its different.....THATS FOR SURE ....ralph.
__________________
2013 2SS/RS LS3 M6 ,CRT, 500rwhp 460 torque mustang dyno,dual mode ,sunroof ,heritage grill clear bra, TSP cam, Stainless power headers HFC, CAI induction, Vmax PTD, LPW diff cover, BMR strut brace,trailing arms, toes, bushings, Rocket racing wheels, catch can, clutch reservoir, under dash/body lights LED, DRL lights/halos, Dash kit, Custom striping and Sparks badges and Engine badge, Corvette Stainless engine cover, etc.
christianchevell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 10:31 AM   #73
94turbolsx
 
Drives: 2000 Camaro SS
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: south bend , in
Posts: 135
No no no more Burple. That the biggest problem GM has with making cool blues, their blues almost always cast purple hues too....like Lazer blue or Blue Ray.

Laguna Blue and Kinetic Blue are some of the coolest true medium blues GM has cooked up since Jetstream. Maybe one or the other will find it way to the Camaro outside of a special edition.
94turbolsx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 10:36 AM   #74
Chi-One
 
Chi-One's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 DUSK Special Edition
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Glenview, IL
Posts: 353
Quote:
Originally Posted by Berean View Post
You have that backwards.

You are correct, sir!
__________________
1 of 56
Chi-One is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 10:39 AM   #75
Chi-One
 
Chi-One's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 DUSK Special Edition
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Glenview, IL
Posts: 353
Quote:
Originally Posted by JEFF2010SSMANUAL View Post
WRONG.

White is the presence of ALL COLORS.

Black is the absence of ALL COLORS.

30 YEARS in the Printing Industry.
You are correct, sir.
__________________
1 of 56
Chi-One 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
Camaro CUSTOM AIRBRUSHED BLUE FLAMED GM ENGINE COVER Kirban Performance V8 Bolt-Ons & Tunes 1 03-04-2010 03:00 PM
Red white and blue photoshop request tommygun6644 Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery 0 03-02-2010 06:26 PM
Everyone Please Read/Reply: Least Favorite Pictures of Aqua Blue Metallic? VenomZ302 Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery 32 04-29-2009 10:25 PM
Aqua Blue drewauby5 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 35 03-26-2009 04:46 AM
Blue SS/ can change order yet. coilman Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions 18 12-17-2008 07:56 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:04 PM.


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