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    Custom Paint - Updated photos

    Glad to finally get a coat of wax on it after the three week waiting period. Some fairly high-res photos.

    http://s561.photobucket.com/albums/ss52/OneLapCoastie/

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    Re: Custom Paint - Updated photos

    There was a few two tone paint jobs on 1st gen CTS-Vs that actually looked really good.

    But I am NOT digging that stripe stuff and the front end looks like a paint by numbers gone awry.

    It's too bad because I think the gunmetal color alone is absolutely killer...

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    Re: Custom Paint - Updated photos

    If the owner likes it, that the only thing that counts.

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    Re: Custom Paint - Updated photos

    I pity the mortification suffered by the poor car. What did it ever do to deserve that? Its like giving your preschool child a weird haircut.
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    Re: Custom Paint - Updated photos

    Quote Originally Posted by jdurhan View Post
    If the owner likes it, that the only thing that counts.
    But it was poasted to teh intrawebz so hopefully that remains true...

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    Re: Custom Paint - Updated photos

    Quote Originally Posted by jdurhan View Post
    If the owner likes it, that the only thing that counts.
    This is true, but everyone's entitled to their opinion. I take the car to shows and most people really like it. There are always going to be people who aren't into the stripes or the two-tone, but I certainly didn't get it painted to please anyone but myself and the truth is, I really don't give a rat's a$$ what other people think. I posted the pictures as a car enthusiast with an interest in custom paint and modifications and to give folks something interesting and unique to look at, even if they don't like it. If folks don't like it and wish to express their dislike in whatever fashion they choose, that's fine with me.

    At the end of the day, I'm not driving the same boring black, red, silver or white CTS everyone else is driving and that's more important to me than everyone's approval. Hope everyone has a great New Year!!

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    Re: Custom Paint - Updated photos

    My black V isn't boring at 191mph...

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    Re: Custom Paint - Updated photos

    Boring is a hell of a lot better than a lot of things I can think of.
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    Re: Custom Paint - Updated photos

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    My black V isn't boring at 191mph...
    I'm sure it isn't. My Corvette wasn't boring to drive at 150 on the back straight at Mid-Ohio or 170 down the front straight at Miller Motorsports Park either, but I still put stripes on it because I thought it was boring to look at.

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    Re: Custom Paint - Updated photos

    Quote Originally Posted by dkozloski View Post
    Boring is a hell of a lot better than a lot of things I can think of.
    Good to know.

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    Re: Custom Paint - Updated photos

    Quote Originally Posted by OneLapCoastie View Post
    I'm sure it isn't. My Corvette wasn't boring to drive at 150 on the back straight at Mid-Ohio or 170 down the front straight at Miller Motorsports Park either, but I still put stripes on it because I thought it was boring to look at.
    Good thing you didn't post pics of that, too. I'd almost rather not know...

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    Re: Custom Paint - Updated photos

    Post some more pictures of that . . . .

    I'm still on the fence, I think the color choices are pretty tasteful, but I would've personally left the hood all silver and one color.

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    Re: Custom Paint - Updated photos

    I see the attraction and concede that it's extraordinarily well executed. Good job, OP!

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    Re: Custom Paint - Updated photos

    Real different. Funky, even. I ain't mad at U.

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    Re: Custom Paint - Updated photos

    I think the two tone is beautiful but the stripes are a bit overstated for my tastes. But that's why they make chocolate and vanilla.

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