Before you try to re-create the look of a ‘real’ Corvette it is important to understand that this vehicle is not like a car. Not only does the exterior appear to be solid and unsplashable, it is almost impossible to apply the correct paint to it as the body structure requires the correct material for the perfect coat of paint.
When creating a Corvette paint job, the most important element is the interior of the vehicle. Since it is the car that creates the impression about the owner, it is important to get the right interior to match. To make the experience memorable, you should consider buying a quality interior and then designing the rest of the interior to match.
The best way to do this is to begin by choosing the interior, after all, will show the exterior that you care about the car. You should keep in mind that there are many different types of seats available, depending on what you want from your car.
Most people prefer the stock seating on a Corvette. However, if you want a bit more from your vehicle, there are other options available. The best option is a set of black leather seats with a full leather interior.
The next thing to consider is how much your car’s price will cost when you finally order it. For this reason, you should consider spending a little extra money to have it custom made. You will be able to make it look just how you want it to, rather than having it look like the rest of the vehicles on the road.
Once you have decided on the seat and interior you want, the next step is to decide which colors to use. The top most priority is the use of dark colors. Dark colors will help give the vehicle a classier look and can be paired with anything from bright red leather to rich chrome. For example, a beautiful black leather set with a dark Red/Brown would create a very appealing look.
Once you have decided on the perfect combination of color, it is time to think about the type of paint you want to use. If you want a highly detailed and polished look, your best bet is to choose a high quality polyurethane. This is the most durable type of paint and has excellent resistance to stains and scratches.
If you want a simple look for your Corvette, it is also a good idea to use a high quality acrylic paint. The acrylic paint will have a matte finish that will give the overall impression of a new car, rather than the aging appearance of a vehicle with an acrylic paint.
The next important consideration for a Corvette paint job is the type of primer you should use. Again, using a high quality primer will help reduce the chances of damage to the paint from dry cleaning and soap.
The primer will not need to be applied all at once, and you should plan on doing some touch ups between coatings of primer. If you have the paint dry to the touch up surface prior to applying primer, you will reduce the chances of damage and improve the drying times between coats.
The third step for a successful paint job on a Corvette is using a high quality oil, water and natural solvent wax. The shine of the paint is directly proportional to the amount of gloss and can be enhanced using a high quality wax.
Lastly, any detailing of the vehicle is highly recommended. The sun and wind can take a toll on a body of any make and model, and if you want to maintain the high performance of your Corvette, you should take special care to ensure it stays looking new for years to come.