Good Black vs. Bad Black - 2014 SLP Panther Camaro Long-Term Road Test
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2014 SLP Panther Camaro: Good Black vs. Bad Black

January 30, 2014

2014 SLP Panther Camaro

While I was out hiking with friends last weekend, someone parked their flat-black Dodge Challenger next to our black and gold long-term 2014 SLP Panther Camaro.

In my opinion this is good black (the Panther) versus bad black, the Challenger.

2014 SLP Panther Camaro

What do you think?

Either way, the SLP Panther isn't in its environment with the tree-huggers in the wilderness. It's happier doing burnouts and hitting the clubs, as in the second photo when it made a stop in Long Beach.

While attempting to keep a safe distance from stores plotting to pilfer its gold paint...

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 3,200 miles


Comments

  • I am sure I am in the minority, but I am totally over this black-out carp. Enough already. That Challenger looks absolutely horrible in that wrap (most likely).

  • cjasis cjasis Posts:

    Do you know what flat black looks good on? Absolutely nothing. It was a dumb trend that should have ended a long time ago and IMO, a car painted or wrapped in flat black is a tell tale sign of d-baggery in process.

  • I don't mind the flat-black look on rugged SUV's. Aside from that, I can't think of too many cars or crossovers that can pull off the flat-black look.

  • goaterguy goaterguy Posts:

    @markinnaples, Or even worse, Plastidip!

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    Matte paint finish takes a lot of skill and maintenance to get right. I like the idea of it, but in practice it doesn't always come off so well. I feel like the all-black, from wheels to tint to even taillights thing has been overplayed. Time for matte finishes in different colors. Lambo did a nice matte baby blue if I recall correctly.

  • donszr1_ donszr1_ Posts:

    When I was a kid matte black was the primer we put over the crummy bondo job we did to mask it!

  • bankerdanny bankerdanny Posts:

    Flat black can look good on a really well done rat rod made from a 30's american car. On pretty much anything else it just looks stupid.

  • aquineas_ aquineas_ Posts:

    I'm not a fan of the matte black, but I also understand that it's en vogue and there are a lot of people that are. I do want to say how remarkable these two cars look from the B-pillar on back.

  • aquineas_ aquineas_ Posts:

    I'm not a fan of the matte black, but I also understand that it's en vogue and there are a lot of people that are. I do want to say how remarkable these two cars look from the B-pillar on back.

  • nousernamee nousernamee Posts:

    what was he thinking parking his horribly done v6 challenger next to the panther?

  • nousernamee nousernamee Posts:

    what was he thinking parking his horribly done v6 challenger next to the panther?

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    I personally love matte black but I draw the line at two places 1. Leave the lights alone no tinting or wrapping its not worth the safety risk. 2. Absolutely no wraps if I am going to black out a car its going to be a professionally done paint job same with the wheels.

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    I personally love matte black but I draw the line at two places 1. Leave the lights alone no tinting or wrapping its not worth the safety risk. 2. Absolutely no wraps if I am going to black out a car its going to be a professionally done paint job same with the wheels.

  • henry4hire henry4hire Posts:

    Why is there so much fender gap on the camaro?

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