Red for a firebird?


ampzor
05-14-2007, 09:17 PM
Is red a nice color for a firebird? I hear it will oxidize in the sun. Which is kinda bad knowing that I live in Texas and the summers are brutal. Im thinkin about puttin some yellow,black, or gray rally stripes. This is a base V6 firebird, nothing spiffy like my dad's 2001 Transam with ram air or w/e ;) I will be gettin flow masters and an intake if they make it for 6cylinders ;) Thanks!

Savage Messiah
05-15-2007, 02:56 AM
the color has nothing to do with it rusting.... the quality of the paintjob does. Whoever said red will make it oxidized should have a foot forcibly inserted so far up their ass they can taste it

hotrod_chevyz
05-15-2007, 06:15 AM
Dark color cars (not ONLY but including red) absorb more UV, wich causes them to oxidize at a faster rate. Its not what color its how dark it is.

G-man422
05-15-2007, 06:53 AM
^ agreed. Just make sure you get a high quality paint job though, or ANY color will get messed up in the sun.

hotrod_chevyz
05-15-2007, 07:55 AM
True. If you dont have at least $1,000 to spend on paint dont bother, ESPECIALLY with red paint. Red turns to PINK once it oxidizes real good.

Savage Messiah
05-15-2007, 09:21 AM
oh you're talking about the actual paint oxidizing?

ampzor
05-15-2007, 06:16 PM
oh you're talking about the actual paint oxidizing?

Yeah... I meant the paint itself... But how would a red firebird look? :D Its factory paint :-\

philly rs
05-15-2007, 07:44 PM
u never seen ared firebird? i bet if u did a picture search that may be the only color u see lol....they always show that car in red..its badassed!! only problem is red attracts attention..red sports car = tickets lol

MtownBird
07-03-2007, 11:02 PM
u never seen ared firebird? i bet if u did a picture search that may be the only color u see lol....they always show that car in red..its badassed!! only problem is red attracts attention..red sports car = tickets lol

God I heard that..I have a red 01 firebird...my 2nd month with it got a ticket

Firebirdlad03
07-04-2007, 01:34 AM
This is sorta a old thread man..but w/e look at my car in my sig...125$$ paintjob..lol painted her myself!!

ikeyballz
07-04-2007, 04:20 AM
nice job.. any orange peel/fisheyes?

SG007
07-04-2007, 06:26 AM
leave it to the noob to reopen a 3 year old thread.

Firebirdlad03
07-05-2007, 12:27 AM
nice job.. any orange peel/fisheyes?

Paint is flawless..my dad owns a autobody shop so I used his guns and spray booth..turned out awesome.

RG501
07-09-2007, 12:16 PM
i got a red firebird. check out the pic below

rfsmith90
08-15-2007, 05:45 PM
yeah my 92 firebird is red... however the paint is original which is why its faded... im getting it repainted this week however... red with black racing stripes... but im purposely getting a medium grade paintjob instead of a high quality one because im getting a new ram air hood within the next few months... so ill do the high quality stuff then... but i just wanted the paint looking decent before school starts... (gotta impress those ladies ya know)

Firebirdlad03
08-16-2007, 11:55 PM
put up pics when u get the new hood, im curious to see what it looks like

mikeemon
03-24-2008, 08:52 PM
I like red firebirds. I have had this one since 1986. It is 1979.

http://mysite.verizon.net/mikeemon/DSC00774.JPG

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