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Old 05-17-2009, 04:50 PM   #817
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silverturtle, i am talking about the pics you took in the lot of the abm LS
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:23 AM   #818
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Please explain. I have not seen ABM in person yet looks good flip flopping in photos. Is it lighter/darker than JSB? Is it as striking or boring compared to JSB. We love the JSB but like to get peoples opinion that have seen the two.
If they had JSB I would have ordered mine months ago. Hell I've ordered CGM now and still going back and forth between several colors cause none are "perfect" for me imho.

Do not order ABM thinking it will be just like JSB, it is not. ABM has a lot of different characters, you could see it in 2 different situations and almost think it was a different color. ABM is by far best (imho) in a nice bright sunny day, but not when you're looking at the side that the sun is shining directly on. Under those circumstances the blue really shines and you get a beautiful color like this









However, move to the side with direct sunlight and out comes the lighter aqua color





Move to low / indirect light and it just becomes drab & dark & starts to blend in with everything else









Even if it's not that dark out it seems to quickly wash out. You can see the reflections clearly, it's cloudy but not a nasty day (look at the reflection), yet because it's not in direct lighting on an otherwise nice day it still gets dark & dull (even if it does have a nice mirror shine to it)



This is a VERY interesting comparison, because if you go to any Chevy dealer's color board they will have all of the colors right next to each other, and they're all curved to see the different lighting angles. On that board, the ABM is obviously quite darker than the JSB, but this goes to show you that ABM goes under a lot more change to that lighter aqua (green) hue when in direct sunlight, the JSB just gets a more brilliant blue.



Here are a couple of good examples of panels on a corvette with JSB that shows from light to dark, how JSB stays a much more consistent blue.






Obviously all of this is all personal preference, but the first time I saw ABM I said it made the HHR look toy-ish, later when I took my wife to see it on a different day the first thing she said that it looked cartoonish. Comparing them on the color board it's obvious the ABM is not as rich & brilliant of a color to start with, but under the right lighting it is absolutely brilliant. It's just MHO, and I've almost gone back to ABM several times (I love big flake in paint, so ABM & CGM were my first two choices), but they should have gone with JSB over ABM no question, and that goes for Atomic vs. Inferno Orange as well.

Apparently GM thinks the blue colors from the HHR & Colorado and the orange from the Avalanche better suit Camaro owners than the Corvette colors. Sorry, but again IMVHO, WTF were they thinking...

At least we got CGM

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Old 05-19-2009, 11:37 AM   #819
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I think the way the color changes depending on the angle and lighting makes it interesting and unique. I'm really excited about it and can't wait. I myself have no desire for jetstream blue.
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:24 PM   #820
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I think the way the color changes depending on the angle and lighting makes it interesting and unique. I'm really excited about it and can't wait. I myself have no desire for jetstream blue.
Which is why I keep coming back to it. I love the idea of it having several characters in the color, I just wish the other supporting characters had better (IMO) personalities.

Overall, it is still a good color, and I'm still considering it. I've ordered CGM as the safe route, it's still a beautiful color, easier to maintain than black, not as crayola as IOM, and while it may lack as many characters as ABM, all of it's characters have good personalities IMO.

However, that main character of ABM is one hell of a contender!!! And if the other guys want to come out & play every now and again, that's not such a bad thing.

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Old 05-19-2009, 01:41 PM   #821
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I have a bunch of pics of the ABM LS with 21" rims from Epcot. The color really pops...I am just concerned that it looked better under the lights...than it would outside.
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:44 PM   #822
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Old 05-19-2009, 02:30 PM   #823
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My car arrived today at the dealer. Going to pick it up tonight or tommorrow. I will post some pics!
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:05 PM   #824
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My car arrived today at the dealer. Going to pick it up tonight or tommorrow. I will post some pics!
Congrats, please do!
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:17 PM   #825
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Most anticipated or most commented color!

One thing is for sure , I do not believe any of the other Camaro color choices have generated near as much controversy or comment good and bad as this Aqua Metallic Blue........what's that tell ya ! Should be an eye popper ! stopper !! I cannot wait to see what the reactions will be to my 2SS ABM RS ! I went against the grain when I bought my last sportbike and went with a Plasma Blue Metallic which shows something close to this ABM but lighter and I tell you, nothing but positive comments, and when they were walking over to my bike in a group of bikes ......it was the color that attracted them.
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:37 PM   #826
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One thing is for sure , I do not believe any of the other Camaro color choices have generated near as much controversy or comment good and bad as this Aqua Metallic Blue........what's that tell ya ! Should be an eye popper ! stopper !! I cannot wait to see what the reactions will be to my 2SS ABM RS ! I went against the grain when I bought my last sportbike and went with a Plasma Blue Metallic which shows something close to this ABM but lighter and I tell you, nothing but positive comments, and when they were walking over to my bike in a group of bikes ......it was the color that attracted them.
I originally was going to order SIM which most of the promo pictured had that, I learned that Silver, Yellow, Red, and Black will be the most popular colors. I wanted something flashy but not too bright or dull. I think the ABM gives the best of both worlds.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:37 PM   #827
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Matt'sSS that is an amazing post..Thank you and everyone else. Found out today that the car is in transit...
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:45 PM   #828
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So after going to the dealer to check out my car, gotta say the ABM looks even nicer in person. This color is going to turn a lot of heads. I am so glad I switched from Silver to ABM. I don't have too many photos, since it was my phone camera. But here is a little taste before the car gets prepped and detailed..





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Old 05-19-2009, 11:51 PM   #829
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So after going to the dealer to check out my car, gotta say the ABM looks even nicer in person. This color is going to turn a lot of heads. I am so glad I switched from Silver to ABM. I don't have too many photos, since it was my phone camera. But here is a little taste before the car gets prepped and detailed..
Nice car. I can see the tealish in your photos. Looks like it is in good company with all those C6s around it.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:57 PM   #830
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im still waiting for some1 to see this darker jade color i seen the second time i checked out the HHR...ofcourse it was when i brought my gf at the time to check out the color...but hopefully no1 will ever see it on the camaro and it was an hhr thing...

grats on the car briangriffin...cant wait to see lots more pics =)

wheres my abm camaro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:44 AM   #832
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Congrats, Brian! Can't wait to see better pics!
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:52 AM   #833
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Very, very nice...Making me anxious since mine has been built and I assume in QC.
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