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Old 08-15-2005, 09:01 AM   #1
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Were there different colors or shades of black over the say 95-99 years?

Reason I ask is because when I first saw my car I thought it looked like the dark purple that some members have. Talked to Randman and w/o prompting him on the color I mentioned the car location and he replied "you mean the purple one?" (See I'm not totally crazy)

Now yesterday Cfoote'* 96 is next to my 97 and he says that my black is different, it'* purplish. The two blacks do look different.

Are they different, or are the three of us a little crazy?
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You probably got the first black painted car in a series. And they were painting the purple ones before. Sometimes they use the same paint sprayer and don't bother with cleaning anything out.
Although you could be crazy. On the other hand with how much booze you consume, I wouldnt rule inebriation out yet either.
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Probably been repainted and thet may not have used GM black.
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You probably got the first black painted car in a series. And they were painting the purple ones before. Sometimes they use the same paint sprayer and don't bother with cleaning anything out.
Although you could be crazy. On the other hand with how much booze you consume, I wouldnt rule inebriation out yet either.

this imaybe true but black is black. no khamileon jobs for that color at all. the blue green did though like BonnieAlien has and maybe anothr color, but not black.
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You probably got the first black painted car in a series. And they were painting the purple ones before. Sometimes they use the same paint sprayer and don't bother with cleaning anything out.
Although you could be crazy. On the other hand with how much booze you consume, I wouldnt rule inebriation out yet either.
Foote only drinks lemonade.. Not even altered by caffiene
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I thought your car was purple...
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bill, your car is not purple... i never saw a spec of purple in it, maybe your alternate lifetyle get reflected in the clear coat...

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for the most part black is black (WA8555) however there are different variants of the same color cused by cars being built at diferent plants differnt years and beleavit or not differnt temps on the day painted( this is very obviuse in the green that GM put on the bonneville and other cars.
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i find this odd too. i know harofreaks car looks like its turning brownish in some places.
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I also do belive, correct me if im wrong Haro, but his car is also starting to fade slightly. Thats the problem with black, and being outside constantly, especially if the PO didn't take good care of it.
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