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Old 05-28-2004, 04:54 PM   #11
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Great ride! Take a lot of pics by the cemetary?
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Great ride! Take a lot of pics by the cemetary?
Well, my practice is in a small town in NW Oklahoma...and this is wheat country. So there aren't many places to park where there are some nice trees, and paved roads except out by the cemetery. Actually, these photos are taken on a road that runs behind the cemetery, but I couldn't get in a spot where they weren't visible. Everywhere else around here is wheat fields...well, now they are just stubble fields...harvest has just about ended.
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nice color and nice paint job its flawless
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nice pinstripe, looks aftermarket. Check out BonneAlien, he has the same car except he is SCed.
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That is a sweet ride and great paint

That pin stripe contours nicely too
Definitely digging the color effects!! Knowing almost nothing about cars... how much does it cost for a custom paint job like that??
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It is loaded. I am in love.
I would be in love too. That'* a Beauty!
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That is a sweet ride and great paint

That pin stripe contours nicely too
Definitely digging the color effects!! Knowing almost nothing about cars... how much does it cost for a custom paint job like that??

No doubt that paint isn't cheap, but it would definitely be a nice color, but then the car needs to have good body line'* and curves to make the color 'show it'* true color'. The 1992-1999 Bonneville'* are prime examples of exquisite sculpturing.
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Here is a closeup of the pinstrip. I had originally said they were red and white. But today...in good light...I realized that the strip that I thought was white is really more of a pearlized silver. In fact...it appears to be the same color as the silver/white pearl wheels.



The striping looks great. What sucks about mine is when I take my car to car washes and it starts to peel off. I'm not even using a brush or sprayer neither.
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sweet95ssebonnie -Sounds like you need some 3M quality pinstriping. Every time I've used 3M Pin Striping I have never had a problem, nor has my dad who'* done pinstriping to many of his vehicles over the past 20+ years.
I bought some discounted stuff a couple years ago and I applied the stuff to a perfectly clean car (my first Bonneville -the original Ol Blue Eye'*), and put a coat of wax on top of it and less than two weeks and 2 washes later almost half of it was peeling off from heat. Apparently that was why Auto Value had it discounted to $1 per roll.
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That is a sweet ride and great paint

That pin stripe contours nicely too
Definitely digging the color effects!! Knowing almost nothing about cars... how much does it cost for a custom paint job like that??

No doubt that paint isn't cheap, but it would definitely be a nice color, but then the car needs to have good body line'* and curves to make the color 'show it'* true color'. The 1992-1999 Bonneville'* are prime examples of exquisite sculpturing.
This is so true. This car has great sculpting and it makes the car somewhat of a cameleon. It color shifts from lighting conditions to lighting conditions. From medium teal, to a dark blue almost true purple. It is very strange actually. When I first saw the car, I didn't know what the color was. I can't imagine what it would cost to have a whole car painted with this pearl type finish. I just love it.

another thing I forgot to say regarding mods. The car was owned by an older lady. (late 60'*). It had 58,000 miles on it. She threw a rod and it busted another rod and busted through the block. The dealer where she traded it in found a 3800 II in a 2003 Buick LeSabre that was totalled. The LeSabre only had 3000 actual miles on it when totalled. They put the 3000 mile, factory 3800 in my 97. So I have a 97 with only (now) 5000 miles on the brand new, factory engine. So this lady should last me years and years. And I feel like I committed a felony robbery on the deal I made on it. I got a great deal. Caught the dealer at a slow time, and they were willing to do whatever to make a sale. Just proud as punch over it.
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