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Old 07-27-2010, 10:12 PM   #1
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Angry Help with Painted Stripes

I recently struck a truck tire tread that was laying in the road. It tore the driver's side corner of the spoiler and flipped up and put a dent where the fender and front panel meet. Something flipped up and tore my vinyl stripe putting a couple of deep scratches in the hood. I went to a reputable shop and was told that it would be cheaper to replace the fascia and that the entire front end of the vehicle except will have to be repainted.

This might be a blessing in disguise. The front spoiler was chipping already and I really want painted stripes. So I am planning on having stripes painted on. I have seen Camaros that used different colors for the stripes and am thinking of going this route. I really like how clean these stripes look.

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First my camaro is Red Jewel tintcoat. I currently have black high gloss rally stripes. I intend to stay with the stock size stripes. I prefer dark color stripes. No Dr Pepper can, thanks. Paint shop suggested a black with some of the same metal flake found in the RJT. I am also considering 2 different grays. Cyber gray metallic or a darker gunmetal metallic color. Thought is darker center with lighter pin stripe to accent the stripe or vice versa. Any thoughts on color combos? I'm going for a subtle and clean finish.

If anyone has pictures of painted stripes I would appreciate it. I remember seeing an IOM with pearl stripes but haven't been able to find it. Too many hours looking through old threads. Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:14 AM   #2
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:41 AM   #3
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I would go with gunmetal metallic color. It would be different!
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:04 AM   #4
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I was thinking of that, gun metal metallic center stripe with either black or cyber gray outer pinstripe. Black is a safe color. Trim is all black and tinted windows. I am going to debadge the car and install the heritage grill as well. I intend to put a wheel like this on in the future.

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Old 07-28-2010, 08:28 AM   #5
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I went with CGM on my painted stripes, really not actually CGM, ut the painter picked out a "House of Colors" Metallic grey and it looks great, as soon as I get it out of the shop I can post some pics., but he grey really looks good on RJT
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:16 AM   #6
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On our CGM Gary shot a mixture of blue and silver metalflakes (pearlescent)over gloss black that picked up the blue in the CGM and silver gives some sparkle. We did "Dr. Pepperize" ours by outlining in red, but I think it really looks good, I'll bump my build thread in this section to make it easier to find if you want to take a look. I'd shoot a light metal flake (probably silver) over the gloss back. Good luck.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:04 AM   #7
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I went with CGM on my painted stripes, really not actually CGM, ut the painter picked out a "House of Colors" Metallic grey and it looks great, as soon as I get it out of the shop I can post some pics., but he grey really looks good on RJT
That would be great! I am horrible at picturing things in my head. My painter is saying that painted CGM or Gunmetal with extra metallic flake will pop a lot more than vinyl.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:09 AM   #8
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On our CGM Gary shot a mixture of blue and silver metalflakes (pearlescent)over gloss black that picked up the blue in the CGM and silver gives some sparkle. We did "Dr. Pepperize" ours by outlining in red, but I think it really looks good, I'll bump my build thread in this section to make it easier to find if you want to take a look. I'd shoot a light metal flake (probably silver) over the gloss back. Good luck.
Great looking stripes. The contrast in colors flows very well. It gives some visual interest without being over done. It is custom done right.

When I referred to Dr. Pepper, I meant the RJT on white or light silver which to me looks like the color combo from a soda can.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:19 AM   #9
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What about matt black?
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:21 AM   #10
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Great looking stripes. The contrast in colors flows very well. It gives some visual interest without being over done. It is custom done right.

When I referred to Dr. Pepper, I meant the RJT on white or light silver which to me looks like the color combo from a soda can.
No offense taken at all about the Dr. Pepper thing, I think that is a good description with multiple colors, outlining, etc. Gary's Customz did ours and we did look at a spray out card before we proceeded, we stood outside in the sun a few times trying to decide which would look best. Painted and custom is the way to go whether mild or wild, you'll stand out.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:36 AM   #11
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I like Dr Pepper. I've seen RJT cars with every color stripe in person, and the ones with white stripes look the most sporty and interesting. But, if you want dark I'd recommend the new metallic black that Dodge is using on their new fullsize trucks. Looks very nice up close, it isn't super metallic. Very subtle metallic black. Stop by a Dodge dealership and check it out in person.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:04 PM   #12
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Tony,

Figures, the one combination I eliminate is the one you like.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:23 PM   #13
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They extra metallic they put in mine is awesome, not like boat metallic but its a bit more than the RJT.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:41 PM   #14
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That sounds like what my paint shop is recommending. Please post pics.
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:59 PM   #15
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I can't believe this. After work, I went to an auto body shop that was highly recommended by several guys I know who have car show winning classic muscle cars. I was told they do extremely high end work. I wanted to get an estimate done. They took one look at the RJT tri-coat and said "we're not touching that."

They had worked on a RJT C6 vette and were unable to properly match without repainting the entire thing. They told me it would be too expensive to do right. Better to repair the tear in the spoiler and leave the paint alone.

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Old 07-28-2010, 06:47 PM   #16
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Does anyone here know of a good paint shop in the VA, MD or PA area? Basically within a couple hours of DC?
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I love my painted stripes.
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Go to Panama City Beach, FL for a week, and go see Gary's Customz. He can fix you up.
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I can't believe this. After work, I went to an auto body shop that was highly recommended by several guys I know who have car show winning classic muscle cars. I was told they do extremely high end work. I wanted to get an estimate done. They took one look at the RJT tri-coat and said "we're not touching that."

They had worked on a RJT C6 vette and were unable to properly match without repainting the entire thing. They told me it would be too expensive to do right. Better to repair the tear in the spoiler and leave the paint alone.

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Seems odd. I just got mine back last Friday from a local shop. They repaired some decent rear bumper damage I had from backing into someone and had no problems matching the IOM. They also painted on my black rallys, same as others...used the same metallic from the IOM in the black them made up. Can't tell from these shitty phone pics but it pops in the sunlight.

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