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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by graphicgoose, Dec 7, 2014.
The rear bar looks like it is a different colour to the rest of the car. Maybe it's just the light.
You'll find that with all the lighter coloured metallic. Whilst the paint is coded, the bars are painted off the car, and plastic always shows a different shade to metal when painted in lighter metallic. Nitrate is also a bad one wrt colour differentiation.
To be fair, I'm pretty attentive to detail and in person I hadn't noticed any colour differentiation...but now I'll be looking out for it...so cheers for that :axe:
If it is a different shade it should not have got past QC. I would get it replaced under warranty.
Nice @graphicgoose. The ride height makes a world of difference.
Good luck with that. A heap of colours like that and it's been that way for years - look at any Commodore that's come out in Nitrate. Prussian steel seems hit and miss, I've noticed it on Perfect Blue and Fantale as well. Doesn't seem to be as present on darker colours - which is why I went Regal Peacock.
My Redline is Nitrate and the match is pretty good actually.
I guess if people accept it as normal, Holden will continue to do it. If care is taken during assembly colours can be selected to match even if coming from different suppliers. If I was paying that sort of money I would want my car to be a consistent colour. At the end of the day it's what the buyer will accept.
The different shades between plastic bumper and metal body look much more pronounced when photographed. The same way you can have a car with repaired panels that looks perfectly blended in person, then take a photo and look at it on the computer... you will notice which panels were repaired instantly.
I think the colour co-ordination between plastic and steel is spot on my Nitrate 2008 SV6 Ute (nearly 7 yrs. old, always garaged and driven to church on Sundays and in show room condition ):yahoo:.....it was when the production staff had a job.....and/or maybe the Sun on Sunday's blended the 2 colours together. :hmmm:....it was never a problem on my Ute.
I think you are all being a bit pickie .:axe:
My car is Nitrate, the colour is the same between plastic and metal. Can not see any difference. I did notice there was a difference on the Blue ones. Seems like it is not consistent.
I'm yet to see any holden, or just about any car for that matter where plastic matches metal with metallic colours, and even a lot of solid colours. Metallic flake and pearls sit differently on plastic panels compared with steel and even aluminium because of a variation in static charge. The different coloured substrates and/or primers for each surface can affect the look as well, particularly if base coats are applied thinly (OE paint finishes). It takes A LOT of experience and often playing around with base colours to get them close. Something that will never happen with an OE finish.
Also, as said, they are painted off-car - and not by holden - so while the colour code will be the same, the batch will almost certainly be different, meaning there's a good chance there for variance as well.
Got any skid piks yet plumpkins ?
No skid piks yet JET.
Paint is an interesting one, looks different depending on light and reflection. I took some more of the bumpers vs metal panels out in the sun today.
Stock wheels look nice dude !
What rubber comes stock ? Bridgys or contis ?
Ditto on the wheels as they look like my old Pentagons ... and don't worry about the paint, car looks fine!!
Can't wait till Feb. I want mine now!!!!!
Cheers boys, I wasn't sure about the wheels when I first saw them in the brochure...but they've grown on me hey! Come stock with Bridgy's, which actually seems to hold on alright hey...with stock power anyway.
Do not worry about the paint....looks fine....do the wheels have a black facia and the inner is a dark grey?......if you do not mind ....how many dollars for the car...did you have a trade in?....are the rear tyres wider than the front?....did you get a full size alloy wheel either with the front tread or the rear tread?
Do not start modifying the car with this or that...do not carry all your mates in it....do not thrash the car...you have an excellent looking Holden that will serve you many many years down the track....just some good advice from one who still has a 7 year old VE SV6 2008 model UTE in show room condition as well as a 2013 VF SV6.
Paint looks fine in the latest photos.
Wheels are all black, the barrels just need a good clean (pre delivery detail didn't really get to that it would seem). Car cost me around $62,000 for the auto MY15 but they gave me $60k trade-in on my FPV GT, when other places were offering me $52-55k for the GT. So I essentially got the SSV Redline for around $54-57k-ish, depending on how you look at it. Rear tyres are 275's while the fronts are 245's. Full size alloy spare same as front wheels.
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