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Old 08-10-2005, 07:39 PM   #1
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I'm getting to ready to repaint my 1988 Corvette and i'm not sure if I wanted to put her bright red(original) or do something a little custom. Any pictures of c4's put there with painted designs or graphics on them? I don't see to many going with multiple colors, everyone seems to keeps it all one color. I figured a Corvette is cool, a custom Corvette would be cooler!
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Old 08-10-2005, 07:47 PM   #2
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I do not think you will find many or any members here that will be proponents of multi-colored C4's. We here are all one-colored C4 guys and gals.
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Old 08-10-2005, 07:54 PM   #3
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I do not think you will find many or any members here that will be proponents of multi-colored C4's. We here are all one-colored C4 guys and gals.
i think he's right you might find one or two
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Old 08-10-2005, 07:58 PM   #4
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I do not think you will find many or any members here that will be proponents of multi-colored C4's. We here are all one-colored C4 guys and gals.

Uhmmm...not me. I think a two toned with contrasting stripe setup or even some nice ghost flames would look great on a C4. A trick tear away paint job would look cool as well. Just because we drive a vette doesn't mean we can't be creative.

I know I got tired of looking at all of that silver on my car in less than a year (96 CE).
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Old 08-10-2005, 07:58 PM   #5
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Grandsports and the clones usually have a two tone look, and alot of early c4's were two tone as well.

There are other ways to customize too...

I had my '85 repainted Sebring Silver Metallic (just one solid color), but I felt like wanted to do something to personalize my vette a little.
This is what I decided to add:

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one on each side... they are from a '79, stripped and polished.

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Old 08-11-2005, 08:37 AM   #6
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i think he's right you might find one or two
I think you are going to have trouble finding one or two.
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Old 08-11-2005, 08:56 AM   #7
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Grandsports and the clones usually have a two tone look, and alot of early c4's were two tone as well.

There are other ways to customize too...

I had my '85 repainted Sebring Silver Metallic (just one solid color), but I felt like wanted to do something to personalize my vette a little.
This is what I decided to add:

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one on each side... they are from a '79, stripped and polished.
I like that!!
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Old 08-11-2005, 12:38 PM   #8
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In about a week, I'm gonna paint my Vette silver and the top and rear pillar gloss black. Should come out good and I'll still have my black wheels on.

Kinda like a 35th Anniversary, but instead of white and black, it will be a silver and black paint scheme.
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Old 08-11-2005, 01:23 PM   #9
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IMO a chameleon paint job would look very cool...
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Old 08-11-2005, 02:00 PM   #10
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IMO a chameleon paint job would look very cool...
Yea, if money is no object. I saw one at a show & it looked nice copper fade to blue but the paint costs a bundle .... and oh yea...it can't be touched up.
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Old 08-11-2005, 05:36 PM   #11
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To me, the C4 is visually striking enough without adding custom paint.
Guilding the lily?

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Old 08-11-2005, 05:44 PM   #12
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IMHO unless your C4 is rare or "special", i.e. a GS, ZR1, LT4, Callaway, etc., why not paint a custom scheme. If you have the money, go for it!



The paint would be cool but I am not particularly fond of body mods, etc. I like the lines of the C4 as is. But, like I always say, if it is YOUR car, it is YOUR call how you personalize it.

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Old 08-11-2005, 07:03 PM   #13
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there are quite a few members here with either stripes or flames, but not to much else, I was going have some custom airbrush done on the hood, but money is going to have to wait for paint. I think that if you went with a color shift of just two colors that are close like blue, green, or purple to a black would look sweet!!
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Old 08-11-2005, 07:29 PM   #14
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I have a trade in Autobody Repair, and I know I can paint (not airbrush) but I can definitly do something intresting. I think the probleme is that the corvette "C4" is to low and flat that it dosn't give you much side surface to do something intresting, especialy with that bump gard all the way around it. Did anyone every see a corvette with that trim area filled? Think it would look good? smoother? any opinions. It's not like a standard L98 will ever gain much value + it's easier to modify that to keep something original. Like Mash2K said, it's not a Callaway or anything!
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Old 08-12-2005, 04:06 PM   #15
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I would have centered them on the "Tuned Port Injection", but that's just me...

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Old 08-12-2005, 06:58 PM   #16
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Here's a couple that I have;

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Old 08-12-2005, 07:20 PM   #17
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I just found this gem in my old pics folder. I saw this thing at a Vette show in Orlando a few years ago...I couldn't stop laughing (sorry if anyone here owns it...or knows who does...but it still makes me laugh)

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Yes that's a starwars Tie-fighter firing on this Vette in a mural on the hood... It was for sale too, thank god I forgot my wallet that day!!

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Here's a side view...the pink accented wheels real set it off don't ya think?

Oh, and that's a yellow C4-C5 conversion car behind it, I got more pics of that one too...

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Old 08-12-2005, 09:33 PM   #18
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two tone look cool if it is two matching colors and you do it above and below the molding line
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is this considered custom.... because this would be as far as i would go with the paint on a C4. IMHO i think it only looks right on the 91-96.Click the image to open in full size.
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is this considered custom.... because this would be as far as i would go with the paint on a C4. IMHO i think it only looks right on the 91-96.Click the image to open in full size.
I do a lot of work in the Boston area, if I drive my car back up there anytime soon I want to take some pics of my car next to yours...I have the reverse paint job to yours! Very nice!!
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