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Old 01-25-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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So - I received in my order from corvettemods -- paint matched plate.

Obviously it's a C6 -- Velocity Yellow.

Love the plate/quality/backplate -- but for some reason the plate looks a tad more like millennium yellow?

Now, I've never owned a C5 or seen millennium yellow up close or side by side velocity yellow, but the plate paint just looks a shade or two darker than the car paint.

I'm not sure how "close" they can get in terms of 3rd party paint to patch factory paint. Am I just seeing things? or should I contact the forum vendor I got it from and see what they think? I'm very happy with the product, I just want to make sure I got the right yellow!

Keep in mind it's overcast and cloudy here in N. Texas at the moment -- I really wanted to get a picture in the sun to see if that helped or made it worse.

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Old 01-25-2013, 05:36 PM   #2
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Get out the Black spray paint, your eyes are NOT playing tricks on you.
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So - I received in my order from corvettemods -- paint matched plate.

Obviously it's a C6 -- Velocity Yellow.

Love the plate/quality/backplate -- but for some reason the plate looks a tad more like millennium yellow?

Now, I've never owned a C5 or seen millennium yellow up close or side by side velocity yellow, but the plate paint just looks a shade or two darker than the car paint.

I'm not sure how "close" they can get in terms of 3rd party paint to patch factory paint. Am I just seeing things? or should I contact the forum vendor I got it from and see what they think? I'm very happy with the product, I just want to make sure I got the right yellow!

Keep in mind it's overcast and cloudy here in N. Texas at the moment -- I really wanted to get a picture in the sun to see if that helped or made it worse.

Click the image to open in full size.

Thanks,
Jeff
You got the wrong yellow. BTW, millenium yellow was also available on the early C6's.
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I'd say its a bit darker, yes
Its probably the wrong color... they probably have colorblind factory workers lol
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Your eyes are right. That yellow is not the same you need to see if you can exchange it

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Old 01-25-2013, 05:43 PM   #6
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Yep, wrong shade from what I see....still great looking ride
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Get out the Black spray paint, your eyes are NOT playing tricks on you.
Heh, not sure what you mean't by the black spray paint remark. Just good to know my eyes aren't going crazy (which would suck by the way, I'm only 30)

Thanks for the input guys -- I shot an email to the vendor with a link to the pic and this thread. Just to be clear I'm NOT upset at all as long as it gets handled smooth. The fit/finish/and paint quality are top notch!

I had no idea that millennium yellow was offered on C6's either!
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I'd return it.
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Heh, not sure what you mean't by the black spray paint remark. Just good to know my eyes aren't going crazy (which would suck by the way, I'm only 30)

Thanks for the input guys -- I shot an email to the vendor with a link to the pic and this thread. Just to be clear I'm NOT upset at all as long as it gets handled smooth. The fit/finish/and paint quality are top notch!

I had no idea that millennium yellow was offered on C6's either!
I meant you need to spray it Black (it would go with your dark windows, spoiler and lower valance) or send it back, you cannot leave it like that.
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Hey Racer,
If the C7 had the same back as your avatar..........
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Hey Racer,
If the C7 had the same back as your avatar..........
No kidding -- I'd be trading in my ride for that one any day!
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No kidding -- I'd be trading in my ride for that one any day!
Did you say you would like to ride that one day?
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never buy pre painted stuff
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I meant you need to spray it Black (it would go with your dark windows, spoiler and lower valance) or send it back, you cannot leave it like that.
Or get a paint matched spoiler.

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Pics of millenium yellow and velocity yellow C6's on this thread

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...um-yellow.html
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No your eyes are fine, it is for sure not a match.

RPI Design does in my opinion the best work when it comes to painted parts. He did the rear spoiler as well as the engine bay pieces on my C5
as well as the engine bay and license plate frame on my C6

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Old 01-25-2013, 07:17 PM   #17
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doesn't match............
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:18 PM   #18
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I bought the same thing from them in NRBM and the paint looks great. Only problem with mine is they did not put the hardware in with the frame. Sounds like they have a quality control problem.
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mustard.........
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I am very familiar with both Milenium and Velocity yellows. You definitely got Milenium Yellow by mistake. I would exchange the frame.
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