Originally Posted by FloydSummerOf68
The desire to put body-colored parts all over the vette by owners will always escape me.
When I see "things" pasted on a car that are not functional and do not look like they were intended to be there in the first place - I see "Rice" This is NOT the case with the C7.
Their "stuff" is functional and the function is appreciated. The issue is what is the main point of focus - the overal lines of the car is my thought - so having the vents body color causes them to blend into the overall look. Having them extremely contrast with the main color attracts attention to them and away from what should be the main focus.
I look at the red car and all I see are headlight, vents, and a discolored roof. I look at the Grey car and I see long sleek flowing lines of a sports car. Above there is a nice low right rear view of the car - look real sharp - you see very little of the "stuff" - you see main body lines.
Caliper color is the same issue - make them extreemly contrasting and they become the focus - good if you have average looking wheels but they distract from the main focus if you have real nice wheels.
The overall image of the car is based on what do you want my eye to focus on when I take that first glance at the car. Body lines or vents.
Maybe that is an age thing - Older wants the sleek lines of a classy sports car - and younger wants the "Hot Powerful Car" look of vents etc.