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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 02, 5:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, as some of you know I am painting my '70 El Camino a dark "redfire" metallic w/the correct '70 SS stripes on the hood. The paint is a 2003 Grand Prix Color, I'll have a blue peral/clear added over everything. That way it will be my own color.

I thought that I was going to paint the stripes black. But someone suggested that white would be cool too. Now it has me thinking......which would look cooler?

The car will be painted the dark "redfire" metallic, then the stripes (whatever the color) will be painted on, then block sanded to remove the feeling of the stripes, then painted with several coats of blue metallic pearl/clear coat.

You guys can see the "redfire" color here: http://www.pontiac.com/pontiacjsp/gr...sp?source=lnav

Then click on the "redfire" button to see the color.

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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 02, 6:21 PM
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The red might be too dark for black stripes. White will stand out more.

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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 02, 6:32 PM
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I think darker/deeper reds look better with black!
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Thanks for the replies guys. I am know sure what I am going for with the stripes.

White will most definity stand out more. But black has a "ghost" look to it with the dark color.

Keep them coming guys!!

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I think the Victory Red looks better... But I would make the stripes either black, or a Little bit lighter red would be cool.
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I would go with the white strips, everybody and their brother has a red with black chevelle. But my suggestion is I would first paint the stripe color on some scrap first, then apply your blue pearl. You mentioned that you will be painting the stripe then going with the blue pearl on top of that, you may not like the color of the stripe once you put that blue pearl on it. So if you painted it on some scrap you know what color you will get. Also remember the more coats of pearl you add the darker the color gets...Eric


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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RacnJsn95:
I think the Victory Red looks better... But I would make the stripes either black, or a Little bit lighter red would be cool.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I like the "victory red" too, but 65% of Elco's have the glossy red.

I like red, but wanted something a bit different than the rest.

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My 70 is ready for paint now and it will be the original black cherry with white stripes.It is gonna look awesome.

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try to find someone who is good at photoshopping and have them create your car with both combinations.

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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old Dec 5th, 02, 12:58 PM
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WHITE!!!!!!

I've been thinking about doing the same thing to my 70, and I've decided on the white stripes. Here are a couple pics to whet your whistle!

Red/white 70 elky - Red/White 71 elky


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post #13 of 25 (permalink) Old Dec 5th, 02, 2:27 PM
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I'd like to see a picture with the coat on if possible. What color is your interior?

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I like the red in your link to the 71 Elky- you don't happen to know what color or paint code that actually is do you?

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Another vote for white.

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