White/charcoal combos

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  1. TX79Z28

    TX79Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I believe I have FINALLY decided on the color for my 79. The body shell is in the last stages of block sanding, so I want to finalize things in my mind, but need some ideas.

    I know for a fact I want to paint it white (probably '08 I believe? Corvette white), black interior, and silver/charcoal stripes/decals. My only question is regarding the wheels. I have toyed with charcoal to more or less match the stripes, or black.

    Can anyone with a white car (late 2nd gen in particular) post pictures of their car with a good shot of the wheels?

    Also, in your opinion what color code is the BRIGHTEST white out there? something that really pops? (no metallic or candy, HAS to be solid)
     
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    CDesperado Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Something like this looks really good.

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    TX79Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hi CD, well that's funny, that's actually the car that inspired my idea! I just want to see them with black and maybe even silver wheels. The rest of the car is fairly locked in my head (for now!)
     
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    white rims or gray ? i'd go either way ..
     
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    1971CamaroGuy LS Swapped 1971 Camaro

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    Grey or black wheels would look good on white with charcoal graphics....it helps break up with white a bit.

    If you did white wheels it may be too much and hard to keep clean either way.

    I would pick a close color to the graphics and run with it
     
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    TX79Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That's where I am leaning towards, close match to the graphics. Just hoping to see some other examples...I imagine there is quite a few white cars out there....I even thought chrome..but that may "wash out" too much with the white
     
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    Personally, I like charcoal/silver better than black rims on white cars. If you have a chrome trim ring, that would work, but otherwise there isnt enough to break up the color between the wheel and the tire. Looks like the car is floating on a solid black disc.
     
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    You have no idea (well, maybe you do!) what a roller-coaster this has been just deciding what color to paint this car! which is weird, because every new car I have purchased I already knew what I wanted, or picked a color within minutes! I have made a full circle and ended up with white....after looking and sampling probably 10 colors! I am torn between GM code 10 Artic Blue (C5 vette) or the pure white BC from SPI
     
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    That's my car....:) The color is 2011 Corvette White.All the exterior trim has been blacked out.Thanks CDesperado................
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    Wheel Pic...I used an 80-81 fuel door emblem to match the paint for the wheels.
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    maybe I'm getting cars confused, I could swear that I saw it was a 2008 corvette white... are they the same color both years?
     

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