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Old 02-19-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default 99 Formula- New Paint V2.0- 2012 Ashen Gray Met-Updated Pics

When I bought this car back in Feb of 2010, we painted it an off silver color with some blue and grey tones in it. See the thread below.

99 Formula-3 Week Transformation with New Custom Paint


I decided I wanted a darker grey, almost black on the car. After looking for the right color for about 4 months, I decided on the new 2012 Chevy Ashen Gray Met. I have been sanding wet sanding for 4+ hours every night for the past week to get this ready to shoot today. Below are the pics. I'm really happy on how it turned out and should have it baack together this week. We'll wetsand and buff it next week as well. The RTS's make the paint look so deep. I'll have updated pics once I make more progress this week.

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Painted in 2010

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Painted, Cleared with Wheels Back On:

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Back Together- Still Not Wet Sanded or Buffed

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Old 02-19-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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That looks badass!!!
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I really like that. In for better pics.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:05 AM   #4
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Looks good, I really like that color
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Looks great man
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That looks great, maybe Ill see ya this summer at the strip.
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Very nice, is that also an older vette' color?
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Very nice, is that also an older vette' color?
I don't think so. It's new for 2012. Ashen Gray Metallic.
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Reminds me of Medium Spiral Gray Metallic offered I think on the 04 C5's
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cool color
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Nice loke the mettalic first time painting?
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i like
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Thanks guys. The car was pretty straight since we did it 2 years ago but ahad a couple things to fix. I had about 4-5 hours of wet sanding it with 500 at night for a full week in order to get in the booth. I did the prep and Greg from Kolorcraft Autobody sprayed it. I'll have more pics of it put back together by the weekend. Were going to wait a couple weeks to wet sand/buff it before the local Syracuse show in March.
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It's like a dark pewter metallic color. Some shots look pewter, while others look black. Even on the same panel, it looks like it changes colors, maybe it's the lighting. I like it a lot.
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wow -really nice job
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you painted it with the moldings and door emblems on????
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Doesnt look like he did as i can see on the door molding gap.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:41 AM   #18
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Yes. I painted it with everything on. I didn't see the need not too.
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love the color, I work at a gas station and a malibu in that color pulled up in the sunlight the metallic really caught my eye. I considered painting my car the color but decided to stay with silver.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:50 AM   #20
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Op do you drive with no front license plate? If you do you could have bought fiberglass filler for thr front plate and could have the license plate filler perminant and no gap.
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