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Old 08-19-2018, 03:10 PM
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Hello,

My car has a red interior and will be primed in the Fall. My C2 Corvette is having a body off frame restoration & non-matching Resto-Mod, so I can pick any color.
I am undecided between the easy to keep clean Silver or the bright shiny hard to keep clean Tuxedo Black

For those of you with a black C2 Corvette paint job. Would you paint your car black again or choose to paint your car a different color this time????



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An original black car....I would definitely paint it black again.

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An original black car....I would definitely paint it black again.

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black looks great when its clean. if you love washing and polishing cars then black is for you.
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is it a ''NUMBERS'' matching car?
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Yes, paint it black.

Black cars look awesome!

My father had it painted in the Ď90s, itís driven 7k miles a year and still looks decent...


Iíll never go back - hahaha!
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Originally Posted by USMC 0802 View Post
Yes, paint it black.

Black cars look awesome!

My father had it painted in the Ď90s, itís driven 7k miles a year and still looks decent...


Iíll never go back - hahaha!
Your car looks awesome, Any problems keeping it looking the way it does in the picture?



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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.
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Originally Posted by Nowhere Man View Post
black looks great when its clean. if you love washing and polishing cars then black is for you.

Have you ever owned a black sports car and have personal experience keeping a car painted black clean?? You stated your dad has many sport cars over the years.
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Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and yes. But I might be a little biased.
















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Yes.

Black.

With a red interior.

For sure.
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Originally Posted by CorvetteMikeB View Post
Have you ever owned a black sports car and have personal experience keeping a car painted black clean?? You stated your dad has many sport cars over the years.
this is my responsibility to keep clean. Itís black lacquer



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The important thing to understand is that black paint shows EVERY imperfection. If you canít take the time, or spend the money, to make the body PERFECT, youíll be disappointed with the car after paint.
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Keep it black.



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I've got 3 of them...…..Guess what my vote is

63 Original Black/Black
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this is my responsibility to keep clean. Itís black lacquer
Thatís great. Do you get paid to do all your chores?
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Originally Posted by CorvetteMikeB View Post
Your car looks awesome, Any problems keeping it looking the way it does in the picture?
Thank you.

Itís not a lot of work. I wash it every few weeks and hit it lightly with a micro fiber pad and fine finishing polish and wax once or twice a year.

Like most of these cars, itís garaged but does sit in the FL sun and occasional rain when I drive it to work.

Love your car (before pic?), black Vettes look mean...

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Paint it black. It's no harder keeping it looking good than any other color. My last 4 daily driver trucks were black, my wife's past 2 daily drivers were black (but her current one is dark charcoal) and I'm getting a black C-7. For a car that will probably never see inclement weather, there's no reason not to paint it black.
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Thatís great. Do you get paid to do all your chores?
nope. I do it because I love and enjoy mid years. plus dad raised me its the least I could do, and I get to drive them when I want.
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