I conjecture that I'm the only person on this forum young enough to watch MTV, and in saying that I feel an explaination of what I'm trying to accomplish here is not only called for, but downright neccesary.
There is a show on MTV named 'Rob & Big'. The whole point of the show is irrelevent to the topic, but there is a vehicle that is featured on the show that has caught my attention. The vehicle I'm refering to is an 07 Chevy Tahoe that has been 'murdered out'.
The entire truck has been repainted a flat black color with a satin finish. It looks as tough and as durable as an M-1 Abrams main battle tank. Even all the trim pieces, such as weather stripping, grill, wheels, have been painted with this sexy color.
That got me thinking:
My truck's paint is 13 years old and, as far as I can tell, in pretty good shape considering it's age. The thought has passed through my sick and convoluted mind to get my truck completely refinished with this type of covering.
I have attached a picture of aPorsche GTwhich has undergone this process.
its got a cool look to it but nothing beats the shine of a good clear coat, to me at least. looks like all it is, is just flat black primer.
89 silverado new 5.7, rebuilt700R4, RCLB Debadged, 16x8 torque 2s in LT265/75/16 BFGS, 2.73s , opened up intake, airade tb spacer, headers with dual high flow cats and 40 series dumped, audiobahn spkers with memphis 10s to a rockford amp.
I would do it on a truck older than mine, like the boxier 90's trucks. I just don't think it looks as cool on the newer trucks. Like the Tahoe in the picture. Just looks like a half *** repair/repaint on a newer vehicle. But anything 30s up to a 98 I'd say hell yeah.
99' Silverado 5.3 4X4
Modified Predator 93 tune: TQM @ 40%, injector slope bumped up 4 levels,
125 MPH top speed, 5500 RPM limit,
TBS, 180 thermostat, 4" CAI with 9x6" element,
Bypass and De screen performed,
AVG: 16 MPG City, 20 MPG Highway
I have a friend with a fully restored 60' Cadillac and he painted it flat black. That thing looks sick, and it's a police deterrant because it keeps your vehicle from sticking out. However I would NEVER paint my 03 Sierra flat black. If anything I want it even glossier.
I always loved shiny black glossy perfect paint, but the reality of it being such a bitch to keep clean and looking good is kind of a big deterrent.
My vette was black, my M5 was black... They were awesome, but such a bitch.
Since I've got a boxy style truck, I think it would just ooze hotness if it was painted exactly like that BMW in the picture. The way the light hits it, it just seems to absorb more light than it reflects. Very 'Batmobiley', and just stealthy.
There's no half assing it either though. If I decide to go through with it, every bit of that truck will be a dull satin finish. No chrome (I hate chrome), no exposed black plastic, no brushed aluminum rims... just black.
Gonna be a giant project.
Here's a picture of what I'm starting with. Major Silva hasn't had a bath in 8 months, so don't give me any ****.