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Tom Bryant

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Did anyone happen to see the yellow ZR1 with red interior in Corvette Fever a few months ago?
Might have been the Jan '01 issue. What do you think of the combination?

I already have red interior parts for Project C10-R but definitely want to paint the old pickumup Millennium Yellow. Guess I just need to be bold and do it.

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I have seen that car up close and personal, It was in Bud Schoenlebens collection here in Ohio. He is the owner of Buds Chevrolet. Neat one off ZR-1!!
 
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78SilvAnniv

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Color Theory 101

59Tom,
As a watercolor artist, I see you've chosen a vibrant way of setting off both colors! Generally, yellow and red are considered 'warm' colors. However, within each color family....are colors considered 'warm' and 'cool'.
Example using watercolor paint names:
Cadmium Yellow (warm) Lemon Yellow (cool)
Cadmium Red (warm) Alizarin Crimson (cool)
Winsor Blue (warm) French Ultramarine (cool)

If you use both warm or both cool colors, they blend very nicely together and are pleasing to the eye.

When you mix a warm and a cool color, you get a 'push-pull' effect on the eye....the cool color will want to recede, and the warm color will want to come forward. They compete. This combination can be very exciting!
For a car, I'd choose a warm body color and a cool interior color.
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Tom Bryant

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Thanks Silver. If I use Millennium Yellow with the darker red interior I should achieve the warm outside/cool inside combo. I can see it in my mind (what there is). On my web page (see profile) you can see the dark red on the firewall and the seat sitting in back. The yellow is standard street dept. Not what I'll use.

Canzr1,

I go by Bud's all the time when working. too bad they don't keep the Corvettes at the store by US33. I might try to get down there for their Corvette show this spring.

Tom
 
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USA ZR1

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That car is owned by a Registry member in MN now.
Clint Hooper
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