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Old 10-02-2010, 10:04 PM   #4751
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So the body shop will have to paint my new rear bumper next week and it got me thinking about the front. (I plan on posting about my accident sometime this weekend) That post is here.

I was looking at the T2 and T3 bumpers and it has given me some ideas. I don't want to actually get one of these bumpers because it's too new skeuwl for me and I am trying to keep her more retro. I thought about getting the inserts and putting them in, cheaper that way, cause I do like them but it doesn't fit my theme.

I am thinking of painting the front area, between the headlights satin/flat black ala the LS7. But where I need y'alls help is the lower splitter area.

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So, should I paint the splitter ABM, red arrows, and keep the insets, green arrows, black?

OR Keep the splitter black and paint the bumper black between the purple lines where the purple arrows are kinda like the T2 bumper?

Or just leave it alone and just paint in between the headlights ala LS7 and keep the splitter black.

So three options for ya. Please share your opinions.
Maybe these will help. I don't think this was one of your options, but my choice may be black grille, black bumper, and black splitter.
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:59 PM   #4752
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Venom with the mad skillz!!! Thanks for the additional options. Gives me more to think about.

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Old 10-04-2010, 09:11 AM   #4753
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I like the 6th one venom photoshopped.

I'm a little pissed. Washed my car last night around 4-5pm, flayed and waxed part that needed it. I wake up to go to work and now it's raining :( now I gotta wash it again on Thursday for the OC Auto Show on Friday....grrrrr.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:17 PM   #4754
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I'm a little pissed. Washed my car last night around 4-5pm, flayed and waxed part that needed it. I wake up to go to work and now it's raining :( now I gotta wash it again on Thursday for the OC Auto Show on Friday....grrrrr.
Isn't that just the luck huh? At least it will look twice as good since you washed it twice, right? He he he.

So I have narrowed it down to these two and am really leaning towards the top one. I think it looks better when standing in front of it looking down as opposed to kneeling down and looking at it, like these photos. Besides, I love my color and the more of it the better.

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I like what Venom did with the others but they look good if I was going towards the T2/T3 look. I was real tempted to go with his 6th pick as well but I don't think it goes with my retro look. Thanks again Venom for your help.

Now I need to make up my mind on whether or not to make the scoops functional by cutting the holes in the bottom of the bumper for more airflow into the radiator area. I may wait and cut holes once I get a CAI and use it for an air scoop. But cutting up the bumper scares me. Just drilling the holes for the splitter made me cringe.

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Old 10-04-2010, 09:24 PM   #4755
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:32 PM   #4756
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I accidently cut a hole in the bottom of my bumper. :( Wanna borrow it?
Just kiddin ya.
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[At least most people can't really see the damage unless you really look for it.]
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:50 PM   #4757
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Lower of the two, for me. I like the way the black breaks up the color. Good luck with your decision!
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:08 PM   #4758
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CamaroFest II - April 15-16. Who's going?
Im not that far from AZ if I can get the Ute's group to go Im wanting to attend.
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:57 PM   #4759
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Isn't that just the luck huh? At least it will look twice as good since you washed it twice, right? He he he.

So I have narrowed it down to these two and am really leaning towards the top one. I think it looks better when standing in front of it looking down as opposed to kneeling down and looking at it, like these photos. Besides, I love my color and the more of it the better.

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I like what Venom did with the others but they look good if I was going towards the T2/T3 look. I was real tempted to go with his 6th pick as well but I don't think it goes with my retro look. Thanks again Venom for your help.

Now I need to make up my mind on whether or not to make the scoops functional by cutting the holes in the bottom of the bumper for more airflow into the radiator area. I may wait and cut holes once I get a CAI and use it for an air scoop. But cutting up the bumper scares me. Just drilling the holes for the splitter made me cringe.

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i'm going to get the lip part by the headlights blacked out this weekend. i'll take photos for you so you can check out how it looks on our color in a real photo instead of photoshop. the photoshop was very good, but it's never the same
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:07 AM   #4760
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ABM RIP.....one color that should never have gotten dropped...this was my former color choice, once it was eliminated, i went to syn green, another great retro/custom type color...i think the ABM should be brought back on the verts, and Z28 as well..we can wish..it had only about 3% pentitration i was told...still one drop dead color IMO....
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:46 PM   #4761
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It is cool being one of the few blue but it would nice if they did a limeted run on the Z-28.
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:20 PM   #4762
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It is cool being one of the few blue but it would nice if they did a limeted run on the Z-28.
I'm with you on the limited run for the Z-28.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:25 PM   #4763
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I would be in so much trouble I would have to have a Z-28 forsure if it came in my fav color ABM... Wow that would be awesome.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:32 PM   #4764
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:55 PM   #4765
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i'm going to get the lip part by the headlights blacked out this weekend. i'll take photos for you so you can check out how it looks on our color in a real photo instead of photoshop. the photoshop was very good, but it's never the same
Race ya.

Mine should be painted, I hope, by then. I would like to have it back by then because I am going Nucking Futs without her. I don't know what I am going to do over the winter. Oh yea, I going to start on the horsepower stuff, He he he.

I am also thinking of doing the rear bumper ala LS7 and doing a black chrome thing on the chrome bezels around the tail lights. Kinda like this .

Has anyone else done this?

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Road racing is like China White Heroin, the buzz is stronger, the high lasts for hours, it's extremely addictive and they are all different.
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:02 PM   #4766
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oh, didn't know you were getting it painted already and so soon!! guess you can show me! :lol

i'm not a fan of that on the rear. i did just the area around the bowtie. getting it done in flat black saturday though cause it was done in glossy and the sizing was a little off. the guy is redoing it for me.
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:39 PM   #4767
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So you did just the trunk? Between the tailights or just around the bowtie?

Like this

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The drag strip is like sniffing glue, it's cheap, it's a decent buzz, it doesn't last long and they are all the same.
Road racing is like China White Heroin, the buzz is stronger, the high lasts for hours, it's extremely addictive and they are all different.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:46 AM   #4768
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I put the decals on my silver calipers today, looks amazing really flows with the theme, the red looks good with the red on the SS and cowl "LS3" decal.



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Old 10-07-2010, 06:36 PM   #4769
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Looks good SummoneR.

So I stopped by the body shop again today to see where they are and it looks like tomorrow it painting day, YEA!!!!! God I can't stand the wait to get her back. I took some pictures for my update.

One more primer/sanding round and she is ready for paint.
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New bumper.
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Old bumper and all the quality checks in different colors.
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I need to make my decision by tomorrow morning on what I am going to do with the front splitter as well as the LS7 coloring around the front headlights and rear taillights. Whether to go glossy or flat with the black paint. On the rear chrome taillight surrounds, they are dipping some chrome rims in the black chrome tonight so I will be able to see what they look like tomorrow so I can make up my mind. I sound so wishy washy here. Once I make up my mind I stick with it but coming to a conclusion on this is testing even my own patience.

I think the glossy black will look classy and easier to wax where the flat black will look more sinister and I won't be able to wax at all. I have seen pix of both and like both so that doesn't make it any easier. Well I guess I will sleep on it and worse case I will flip a coin.

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The drag strip is like sniffing glue, it's cheap, it's a decent buzz, it doesn't last long and they are all the same.
Road racing is like China White Heroin, the buzz is stronger, the high lasts for hours, it's extremely addictive and they are all different.
I can't wait for my next
Track fix.
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:53 PM   #4770
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Thanks TBone!
Can't wait to see what you decide on your car! Post gratuitous pics!
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So you did just the trunk? Between the tailights or just around the bowtie?

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Just around the bowtie (the SS in that pic)...not between the tail lights.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:06 PM   #4772
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TripleB,

Looks like you are going to beat me. The body shop wanted to do some more primer and sanding before painting. My goodness it seems like I am never going to get her back.

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Road racing is like China White Heroin, the buzz is stronger, the high lasts for hours, it's extremely addictive and they are all different.
I can't wait for my next
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Old 10-10-2010, 05:02 PM   #4773
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here's the new rear blackout i got done. was glossy before, now it's matte black. i like the matte way more. i'll have the front lip done next week. it wasn't ready yet when i went this weekend.

oh, and these are HDR images on the new iphone 4. i think it does a decent job with HDR.
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Old 10-10-2010, 05:27 PM   #4774
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I like the Matte look better too TripleB, where did you get it done? was it a kit you bought or did you have a shop do it?
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TripleB,

Do you have pics of the rear when it was glossy? Have you given any thoughts to how you are going to keep that area free of wax because my understanding is you can't wax the matte black?

Good pix though and it does look good.

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Road racing is like China White Heroin, the buzz is stronger, the high lasts for hours, it's extremely addictive and they are all different.
I can't wait for my next
Track fix.
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