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Old 01-05-2013, 03:24 AM   #1
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Angry So i found out why Gm doesnt offer ABM anymore

Porsche has a excuslive model Cayman in the color of Aqua Blue metallic http://www.porsche.com/usa/accessori...abluemetallic/


Maybe they trademarked the name i dunno i will say its pretty close buts not as light blue as the camaro's
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:05 AM   #2
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Wrong. Lack of interest/sales killed it, Imperial Blue (age too), Cyber Grey, and Red Jewel.

Most popular colors are Red, Black, Yellow, White, and Silver. All of which are still of the 2010 MY formula. What sells, sells for a reason.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:06 AM   #3
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Porsche has a excuslive model Cayman in the color of Aqua Blue metallic http://www.porsche.com/usa/accessori...abluemetallic/


Maybe they trademarked the name i dunno i will say its pretty close buts not as light blue as the camaro's
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Wrong. Lack of interest/sales killed it, Imperial Blue (age too), Cyber Grey, and Red Jewel.

Most popular colors are Red, Black, Yellow, White, and Silver. All of which are still of the 2010 MY formula. What sells, sells for a reason.

Actually - ABM was discontinued because of lack of sales. Where as IBM was discontinued because the factory in Japan that supplied GM with the metallic flakes for it got destroyed by the tsunami.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:46 AM   #4
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Actually - ABM was discontinued because of lack of sales. Where as IBM was discontinued because the factory in Japan that supplied GM with the metallic flakes for it got destroyed by the tsunami.
This. Red Jewel and Cyber Gray were also discontinued due to the tsunami issue.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:44 PM   #5
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Actually - ABM was discontinued because of lack of sales. Where as IBM was discontinued because the factory in Japan that supplied GM with the metallic flakes for it got destroyed by the tsunami.
Wow, never knew that.

I think the real question is "where is Jetstream Blue?" Would look awesome with some white stripes.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:51 PM   #6
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This. Red Jewel and Cyber Gray were also discontinued due to the tsunami issue.

Crystal Red is nearly the same color as Red Jewel, it just has less metallic in it. I have an RJT Camaro and it shares the garage with a Crystal Red Sonic. You need to look close to see the difference. It's a bit more noticable in the sun light though.
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I was actually being a lil sarcastic about the aqua blue metallic but i didnt know they could use the same name as the old gm color.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:18 PM   #8
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Actually - ABM was discontinued because of lack of sales. Where as IBM was discontinued because the factory in Japan that supplied GM with the metallic flakes for it got destroyed by the tsunami.
so that's why IBM painting is so expensive..
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:29 PM   #9
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Actually - ABM was discontinued because of lack of sales. Where as IBM was discontinued because the factory in Japan that supplied GM with the metallic flakes for it got destroyed by the tsunami.

Sorry Stig but I don't believe this. The paint comes from PPG and since it is water based the Metalliac Flake is standardized. Thus meaning anything with flake in it is the same.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:30 PM   #10
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so that's why IBM painting is so expensive..
see above.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:31 PM   #11
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I second the tsunami posts in this thread. Tsunami equals color killer!
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:33 PM   #12
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:02 PM   #13
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I know cyber grey wasn't a lack of sales, it was pretty high on the charts and got replaced by an almost exactly the same shade of grey, just with more gold in the flake.
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The tsunami did cause a shortage of colors (IBM I know for sure).

ABM's fate was sealed due to the horrible photos of the color on their website. It looked like the gay blue that Ford uses on the Mustang.
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