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Old 04-03-2002, 11:25 PM   #1
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I recently derived a new paint scheme with 5 layers of ghost flames on a black 2001 Camaro SS. Please check out www.ghostrider.cz28.com and observe the new photographs on the cover page and the "S.L.P. Edition" page. The car has a LOT of clear coat on it, so a perfect picture is hard to get with natural lighting.

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Old 04-04-2002, 03:23 AM   #2
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Would I not be objective if I told you how much I hated it, yet could appreciate that paint job on say a 32 Ford? Looks like a quality job, just out of place to me.
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Wow...looks pretty damn sweet to me... [Smile]
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Still looks as badass as the first time I saw it!! Very nice. My wife even liked it, and that says A LOT! [Wink] [Chevrolet]
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I think the paint job looks sweet. Personally, I prefer flames on older cars though. I still think it's a great job and I admire it.
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Looks good, you need some better rims for the car...

Like HackerJoe's car, this was painted in mid 1999...

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The paint looks good but the windshield banner is distracting. It doesn't really go with the paint since it's so bright.

If you removed the banner or had it in one of the darker blues on the car then I think it would look perfect. [Smile]
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I'm a firm believer that you can paint your car pink with yellow daisies all over it... as long as it's faster than mine. Honest opinion of your ride (faster or not) is that is a paint job to be respected. I've seen some hack jobs, but that ain't one of them [Big Grin]
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Old 04-07-2002, 10:28 PM   #9
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The paint looks good but the windshield banner is distracting. It doesn't really go with the paint since it's so bright.

If you removed the banner or had it in one of the darker blues on the car then I think it would look perfect. [Smile]

Thanks, WEASEL, I concur. It's the same red as the flame tips, and the Chevrolet accents, but it would look better in blue.

Thanks guys. I got it on the SLP 2002 calendar (with the original scheme), and got 2 "Top Award" trophies at local car shows with the additional flames, but sometimes there's an idea or two you miss.
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I think the paint job is awesome! I agree with the idea of loosing the banner or using blue, just like they said, it's kinda distracting. Also, have you thought about some sort of billet wheels? They probably wouldn't stand out as much as chrome but would still be super clean, just my .02, but I love the paint!
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Damn, these other guys and I think alike! I didn't even read their comments until I looked for myself.

Lose the windshield banner. Those make a car look "cheap" in my opinion.

Get some badass wheels to match the paint. Stock SS rims are overdone and boring and really only look decent on an otherwise stock car.

I like the flames and their colors, but I don't like them going past the front fender and onto the doors. That large gray flame in the middle of the door is distracting also, it doesn't match the other flames and it stands out too much. Just my observation

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