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Old 02-24-2019, 11:24 AM
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Hi guys!

getting ready to spay my vert in the base coat! There more work to be had first...

BUT I知 thinking to go with the original factory color of classic white! What痴 the general opion of the factory color!!?? I知 only asking because I知 considering adding some metal flake / pearl to get a bit more of a shine. Similar to the ivory metallic of the challengers you see on the road today!

lets hear some opinions of the color!


Thank you

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Old 02-24-2019, 11:55 AM
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St. Jude Donor '05

GM Sumit white looks awesome, trust me on that one. Not too bright, not reflective has depth....wont look like an appliance.

DuPont base white same thing pretty much.
Hated the orig Ermine white
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If you like shine, probably a dark color would be better. Black,red, green, blue I'm sure there are others. But, pick what looks good to your eye. White looks great with a red interior. Not sure what color yours is.
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Old 02-24-2019, 03:20 PM
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Not sure I want to change the color with the original color being white, just makes for more of a painters nightmare haha,

but I was thinking Sherwin-William Standard white for color
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I totally agree with the thought of painting the car the original color. However, if you add some sort of metalflake whatever to it, its not the original color so you are essentially not painting it the original color.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:55 PM
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Nothing wrong with Can-Am White!!
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:56 PM
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When I first bought my 82, I did not think I would like white,but now I do like it white.
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:45 PM
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If I was going to do a white paint job..... this is just beautacious....


Cadillac White Diamond

It's beautiful

Not mine... I brought it over from the link above. Was posted by OURSHARK

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Old 02-24-2019, 09:15 PM
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White is the best color for an 80-82, especially with a red interior. White Corvettes (of any year), are just a bit faster.

The PO did a passable job repainting my car Classic White. It'll do for now. My GMC Sierra is Summit White. Comparing the two in the driveway, I'd go with Summit White without hesitation.

Before you go all pearl or metallic flake, try to find a Denali-level truck painted in White Frost Tricoat or White Diamond Pearl, or whatever it's called. You'll know it when you see it. It is, something, and probably not something you want on your C3.
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It's only paint. Go with the white you like. I'm going with glacier white pearl on mine, whenever I get the chance to get back on it.����
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:25 PM
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Original code 10 classic white. Love it.
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I prefer White. Only Corvettes look good in White. They're just so attractive in White.

I love the brilliant shine of my 2017 Arctic White C7.

The ivory shade or metallic flakes in it?


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I am a little partial to Classic White myself.....

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For me, after seeing the pictures of the white rubber bumper cars, white is like silver - it looks better on rubber bumper cars than it does on chrome bumper cars.
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Another vote for white....
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Purchased the paint with classic white original paint code!

shout out to Sherwin-Williams for giving me a massive trade school discount!!!! Went from close to 900$ to 400$!!!
Purchased the ATX brand and I値l let you know how it does
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Congrats on your decision to stay the course with white. You won't be sorry!!!

A HUGE advantage to a white car is that when you have to touch up any road nicks, they fall blind to the eye and have to really be searched for to be seen....the paint always looks great! Just be sure to save some of the paint you use for touch-ups. If you drive it,you WILL get the occasional nick and ding!

I used S/W paint on my 87 and loved the results. Man, I still miss that car.....

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The wife and I had our 68 coupe painted the new Corvette white, arctic white. It is a lot whiter than the original color polar white which is about the same color as classic white. Lou.
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I had a '75 Classic White coupe. IMO it's the best color for that body style, and all the better if it's the original color.

Don't mind this gratuitous pic ...

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This is the best touch-up match I've found for code 10 classic white:
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