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Transformers Movie - Bumblebee and more The new Camaro stars as the Autobot Bumblebee
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post #1 of 13 Old 10-16-2007, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Bumblebee Paint

Hey guys, I was just wondering exactly what the paint job is on the bumblebee car, because I wanted to look into it for pricing and options. So basically I would like to know the basic coats. (I believe there are 4?) just so i can look in to it. Cus I am interested in creating this effect with my new camaro. So any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Possibly the name of this entire process or each steps name. Thanks alot.
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post #2 of 13 Old 10-16-2007, 08:20 PM
 
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i predict this wil be a popular choice of color
will prolly be up there with the bandit trans ams'
a few yrs. from now, ppl will mention a "bumblebee camaro"
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post #3 of 13 Old 10-16-2007, 09:03 PM
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umm it might be off cus its an all fiberglass car..so not sure what the real deal will be colored as..

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I dunno the exact color combo, but as far as I know it's 4 base coats with a triple-pearl clearcoat.
Over $10,000 to paint each car.

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post #5 of 13 Old 10-17-2007, 05:47 PM
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I wonder if they'll have a cheaper version of the Bumble Bee option, or would that take away from the limited edition version?
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umm it might be off cus its an all fiberglass car..so not sure what the real deal will be colored as..
yep.

Number of coats? What are you guys talking about?

Custom paint work is just that, custom. If GM does build some Bumblebee replica cars, my guess is they would be rolling off the assembly line in Oshawa with the others and get a production car type of paint job.
If the numbers are very small, they may farm it out to a supplier who may or may not do some custom paint work, if they go that route expect the price to be bumped accordingly

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post #7 of 13 Old 10-18-2007, 07:18 AM
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Why not just have Bumblebee yellow as a color, and make the stripes as options? 10k for a paint job is a lot.

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Warning: Picture of an import car inside. Proceed with caution.

They should be able to do a good pearl at a cheaper price. Time for a shameless Honda plug. Sorry guys.

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It's a 2006 Honda Civic Si with a stock Fiji Blue Pearl paint job. Not a day goes by that someone doesn't compliment the color. Usually domestic owners, funny enough. This blue is freakish, it changes it's tone with the shifting light. It can look anywhere from teal and dark blue, to deep blue and dark purple. It's a high maintenance pain in my a$$ but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

If Honda of North America (it's a North American car only produced in Canada) can pull this and Habenero Red Pearl off and get the desired effect, GM should definitely be able to pull if off and do it even better. There's a Cadillac color I see from time to time in a whiteish pearl that I just love. One word of advice I can give to perspective pearl owners is find a good wax and keep it (P21S and Zaino work wonders). Wax makes these things look even better. It's just love.

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How to kill a thread in one day... post a Honda in it. Ooppsie.

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