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[C2] Would you paint her Tuxedo Black again?????

 
Old 04-12-2019, 08:30 PM
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Another vote for black.



Black Corvettes look very elegant and classy to me.
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:46 PM
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Agree silver shows off the lines better but black is the best color. I thought about painting mine black but I should probably look for a black C2
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Old 04-14-2019, 12:59 PM
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Agree silver shows off the lines better but black is the best color. I thought about painting mine black but I should probably look for a black C2


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Old 04-15-2019, 04:50 PM
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This black/red color combo speaks for itself.

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Old 04-15-2019, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by 68hemi View Post
Color is a matter of personal choice and I would never ask someone to make that choice on MY car.
I am the outsider on this opinion. Black C2s seem to loose their lines with the darker colors. It is always difficult to photograph a black car to see the lines as the black sucks up all of the light when photographing them.
It can be done. That's me and my daughter in the reflection. Single stage Urethane. Paint your car black and you will look back often, and be glad you did!

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Old 04-15-2019, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by dplotkin View Post
It can be done. That's me and my daughter in the reflection. Single stage Urethane. Paint your car black and you will look back often, and be glad you did!

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Some colors look better on print/screen than in person, silver paint is a good example. Black paint looks better in person than on print as you mentioned. Nothing like seeing the "Real Thing" in front of you.
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:43 PM
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Another vote against black. One SWC was enough, the daily dusting and frequent cleaning was a real pain. I've had two black non-Vettes too --- even worse!
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My last C2 was a black 67 vert. I would buff it for hours then go inside to have lunch and when I came back out it needed to be dusted off.
The only way I would do it again would be if it was an original numbers matching, born with engine black car.
I think silver looks great on these cars.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:31 PM
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I’m at the exact same spot, currently fixing the frame and repairing fenders from a hack job, my car is Silver/Red (originaly was Silver Blue/Dark Blue), I would LOVE to paint it black, in my opinion the Black/Red combo is very elegant and vibrant, silver does show the lines more but in my opinion the black color subduing the lines a bit actualy benefits the C2 and also provides more contrast for the chrome.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:49 PM
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If you like it hot while driving paint it black!
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by mexicruiser View Post
Iím at the exact same spot, currently fixing the frame and repairing fenders from a hack job, my car is Silver/Red (originaly was Silver Blue/Dark Blue), I would LOVE to paint it black, in my opinion the Black/Red combo is very elegant and vibrant, silver does show the lines more but in my opinion the black color subduing the lines a bit actualy benefits the C2 and also provides more contrast for the chrome.

Very elegant and vibrant, in my opinion the black color subduing the lines a bit actually benefits the C2 and also provides more contrast for the chrome.[/QUOTE]



Buffing any car temporary causes positive ions( static electricity) which will draw in the dust and dirt that will land on your car paint. Washing your car immediately after buffing your car will neutralize the ions. If I keep my black cadillac escalade SUV just washed and spotless in my enclosed garage it does not get dirty. Just remember to keep the garage door closed while cutting the grass. If you live on a dirt road that's another story.
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Semantics manipulation.

It's not so much as "Black is hard to keep clean". Better said it's "Other colors look cleaner while dirty".
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:13 AM
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I've got a triple black C1 and believe it to be one of the best colors for this car. Red C1's are very impressive and shows off the lines better, but there seems to be a sea of red C1's out there, so I chose black. I have to use one of those mop dusters (California Duster) to sweep the car carefully about once every two weeks, but it's worth it for the color choice.

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Originally Posted by 62cruiseer View Post
I've got a triple black C1 and believe it to be one of the best colors for this car. Red C1's are very impressive and shows off the lines better, but there seems to be a sea of red C1's out there, so I chose black. I have to use one of those mop dusters (California Duster) to sweep the car carefully about once every two weeks, but it's worth it for the color choice.

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My '61 is factory Roman Red/red interior, and the only reason I bought the car was because of the red interior. Not a fan of red, or at least I was burnt out on it. That said, I actually like all that red. If I had to repaint it, I might go black with the silver coves, though. I like black cars much better than red ones most of the time......especially with a red interior. (black will work, though!). Your '62 looks killer, IMO.
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:27 AM
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When I got my red/red split window I felt like I was swimming in a sea of red for a few months - but it has grown on me and is now one of my favorite combos - I was never big on black cars - for a lot of reasons. And talking with the wife we realized I've NEVER owned one..
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Old 04-16-2019, 02:33 PM
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I've been a black interior guy since my 1st 1956 Chevy 210, purchased in 1965 with blk/wht interior (there were no factory solid black interiors that I can remember back then). Then a black/blue/white interior in a 58 black convertible. Hotter yes, but I was very tired of the art deco interior colors of the 50's and just wanted black instrument panels. I had a very nice 1964 Plymouth Fury about 10 years ago, that was red/red and it grew on me. I felt very classic driving it.

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Originally Posted by Frankie the Fink View Post
When I got my red/red split window I felt like I was swimming in a sea of red for a few months - but it has grown on me and is now one of my favorite combos - I was never big on black cars - for a lot of reasons. And talking with the wife we realized I've NEVER owned one..
My same exact experience/reaction. Always liked red interiors, although many don't, but thought red on red was simply too much. Conversely, the monochromatic but bright theme really works, and it has grown on me as well. I once had a red '66 GTO with a black interior....today that car would have a red interior if I did it all over. Used to love red as a kid, got burnt out on it by my 30's, and now I like it again. I also like colors I used to hate, like Fawn Beige. Least favorite color combo for any old car for me is white with a black interior....but white with a red interior is one of my favorites. Go figure....

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Of course there are some ways to mix it up and enjoy red and black interior simultaneously
Just not in a classic Corvette... My good pal Mike Coletta describes this as a "circus" interior

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Old 04-18-2019, 12:23 PM
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[QUOTE=Frankie the Fink;1599239031]Of course there are some ways to mix it up and enjoy red and black interior simultaneously
Just not in a classic Corvette... My good pal Mike Coletta describes this as a "circus" interior
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GM's red leather interiors are looking kinda orange in color lately. They need to stick to the deep reds and only two color combos.
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