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djsnoflake 06-05-2009 03:41 AM

DJ Snoflake`s CGM 2SS/RS With Color Matched GFX +Roto-Fab CAI
 
Borla Touring Cat Back installed! Pics and Vid start at post 74
Roto-Fab CAI installed! Pics start at post 65
Got my GFX on looks awesome, pics start at post 60
Newest Pic:
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, now back to regular programming!






Hey all,

Car came in on tuesday, Lots of stuff booked, ready and waiting to get put on. Will add them in as they come.

Until then, heres the details,CGM 2SS/RS/ M6/MS Wheels, GFX on order/ Vin 9471

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I have my tint booked for Monday (Limo tint rear window and side quarters. Doing the actual side windows is illegal in my province, so not gonna bother)

3M clear bra and stripes going on on Friday the 19th. I will provide lots of pics of that so people wondering how noticeable it is can see for themselves.

Not 100% sure on rally stripe color yet, but they will be `bumblebee style`(Over Mailslot). Saw this pic today, made me pretty sure about the stripe color. Lemme know what you think about the combo.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1226527244

Peace out, and more pics probably on Sunday. Monday for sure after the tint.

Not sure what all I am gonna do to this thing, but I am gonna try and keep it classy. We will see.....

Thanks for checkin this out.
:respekt::drinking:

GMtothecore 06-05-2009 03:43 AM

looks awesome!...that's my color!

djsnoflake 06-08-2009 11:09 AM

Got my tint put on today, went with 20%. Pics up in a bit, I just got off night shift so I need a nap, and the car needs a bath. Plus it is really ugly outside and might rain. Pics tonight or tomorrow.

GTAHVIT 06-08-2009 11:54 AM

so jealous...

djsnoflake 06-08-2009 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 563688)
so jealous...

Yeah, well half the year I am jealous of your weather, so it evens out!
:D

ljustin293 06-08-2009 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by djsnoflake (Post 564974)
Yeah, well half the year I am jealous of your weather, so it evens out!
:D

haha...great looking car man!! congrats

djsnoflake 06-08-2009 11:33 PM

Here's a few pics of it with the tint and a fresh wash, still a few drops on her, I need a new shammy

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I went 20% instead of limo this time, just so I can see out the back when I reverse at night.

3M guard and stripes go on june 19th, so more pics then, cause I know some people want to see how the 3M looks on a car.

themossman 06-09-2009 08:37 AM

Just my .02 on the 3M...

I had it on my E46 M3 and loved it...until the dealer curbed the front spoiler which damaged the 3M guard. I had to remove it in anticipation of getting it replaced. After the HOURS and HOURS of painstaking removal I decided NEVER to get another one installed again...it just wasn't worth the effort (I would rather bank the cash and have a professional touch up rock chips periodically).

Using a heat gun separated the glue from the film...there was no 'easy' way to get it off. And I was not about to use some kind of solvent on the paint.

This was the second time I had removed one...the first was on a buddies S4 which had started to yellow after about four years. That was even worse than mine as the film had become brittle and would break off every couple of millimeters. I thought mine would be easier because it hadn't aged and the film quality was improved (his was installed in 2000). I was dead wrong.

Also...you have to be VERY, VERY careful about waxing. Do not get any material close to the edge as your invisible line will now have residue and become very visible. if you try and clean it, you run the risk of pushing up the edge which will expose some of the 'tacky' surface and then your really screwed.

I don't want to talk you out of it...just make you aware of the additional 'challenges' that you will face...everyone has an opinon...and this is mine. :)

djsnoflake 06-09-2009 10:13 AM

Mossman, I appreciate anyone's feedback or opinions about stuff. Does not offend me at all. I have heard about most of these problems with the 3M guard, and for me the pros of no paint chips outweigh the cons.

Also just wondering if you have ever tried 'Goo-Gone'? It is a spray that I used to help take old decals off a few cars. I imagine if/when I have to replace the 3M, goo gone will make it a bit easier to get off.

djsnoflake 06-09-2009 06:15 PM

OK so it isn't a car mod, but it is a mod that lets me park my car. Here was today's handyman project:

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Took a few hours, mostly cause I have very few tools, so I had to go buy a bunch of stuff. I drilled some holes in the curb, then put masonry anchors in the holes and then lag screwed (with washers on the screws so they don't rip out) the curb ramps to the curb so they don't move around or someone steals them.
Cost me about 120 bucks, and well worth it cause now I can get the Camaro in the driveway!!

Also driving around today, and I was gonna post and say I think my skip-shift is broken, but saw this in the DIC today. (Just realizing as I post this that it was a pretty brain dead move to take a picture while I drove, but if it's any consolation, I was on the highway by myself. Didn't see a car for about 30 mins)
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So I guess maybe my foot is just a bit heavy :) Better buy new lighter shoes tomorrow!

Also, with all these posts about cars with 666 for mileage, thought I would show that my car is a bit religous, I guess:
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djsnoflake 06-19-2009 06:23 PM

Stripes went on today, got them installed at Sharp Auto Trim, did a good job, a few bugs to work out, but VERY happy with the work they did. On to the pics:

Washing before 3M Clear Guard goes on
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Putting on the 3M
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Stripes Install:
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Outside Pics: (Tried to get different angles and lighting)
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Only thing we had a bit of mis-communication on was the side gills. I wanted a gradient, and he thought I meant the gradient spread over all 3 gills instead of resetting on each new gill. Doesn't look horrible, so I am thinking on it. Probably gonna get it redone though.
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Vash 06-19-2009 06:38 PM

Awesome car, gratzz!

Agent Icebox 06-19-2009 08:03 PM

Nice very nice:thumbup:

TAG UR IT 06-20-2009 01:07 AM

HOLY SH!T those stripes make the car right there!

I LOVE IT! Then again, I'm kinda partial to that color combo...hehehehehe

On the sides, I'd either do away with them all together or probably not have them go from lighter to darker. We talked about doing black on mine. But, we also thought that might get it going to be a bit busy. Just don't know what to think about the sides.

How do you like the contrast of the silver on the gray? Personally, I LOVE the color combo. It's something I fell in love with on my wifes.....dare, I say, "Kia." Ever since then, I've always wanted the color combo on a sports/muscle car.

Really, I love it. Looks freakin' killer. I'd love to take a pic or two of ours sitting side by side!;)

TAG UR IT 06-20-2009 01:07 AM

Oh...and what do you think about silvering out the bowtie and SS?

djsnoflake 06-20-2009 11:18 AM

Yeah I took the side stripes off this morning, I think I'm gonna just leave them off, it was an expiriment and it failed. As to the silvering, I am thinking about the bowties, but my SS stays red, cause I like it for some reason, almost like she ate a mustang and missed a spot with the napkin ;)

zebra 06-20-2009 11:22 AM

well then what about making the bowties red?

djsnoflake 06-20-2009 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by zebra (Post 603291)
well then what about making the bowties red?


Hmmmm..... You just might be onto something there..........:D

Well went out to some nice old spots and took some pics. Sorry about the dirtyness, but I can't wash the car for a few days while the vynils set up.

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Still having a blast in Saskatchewan!

Later,
Lance

Jamie Mac 06-20-2009 10:03 PM

Cool pics. The showroom pics have that baby gleaming! Mine was filthy after several days of rain and a cinder road. Wife thinks I'm goofy for washing it in the dark but it had to be done and it's the first chance I got.

KarFan 06-21-2009 12:44 AM

Wow looks great! Bumblebee stripes in silver really set off the look of the car.

Doc 06-21-2009 01:36 AM

Beautiful car, nice pics. Those last 2 it looks like it's out hunting mustangs. :D

djsnoflake 06-21-2009 01:39 AM

Thanks for the comments, guys! Keep em coming, good or bad.

Waiting on my GFX package. No Idea when that will be here............

TAG UR IT 06-21-2009 01:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Jamie Mac (Post 604850)
Cool pics. The showroom pics have that baby gleaming! Mine was filthy after several days of rain and a cinder road. Wife thinks I'm goofy for washing it in the dark but it had to be done and it's the first chance I got.

Dude...washing in the dark was done quite a bit down here in Texas for me. It gets so hot on the black car that when you run the water over the hood, it immediately starts drying off...and the water leaves spots. You end up having to wash it again. So, wash it in the dark in a cooler setting is the best way to go down here....and it's going to be 100 again tomorrow....UGH!:mad0260:
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Originally Posted by KarFan (Post 605183)
Wow looks great! Bumblebee stripes in silver really set off the look of the car.

:word:
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Originally Posted by djsnoflake (Post 605262)
Thanks for the comments, guys! Keep em coming, good or bad.

Waiting on my GFX package. No Idea when that will be here............

You know...I think I need to make the GFX work. I have to figure this out. I really want them.

djsnoflake 06-21-2009 09:30 PM

Thanks very much for the compliments TAG! Seeing as your car is about ten bazillion times more badass, I will take the nice words wherever I can get them.

Also heard from Gadzooka (another stoon guy) that a Magnuson supercharger can be obtained in these here parts for about $7500...... install is extra. Got me to thinking.....

Unless of course, a Z-28 comes out before my warranty is gone! :)

I would hate to sell off #9471, but getting like #100 of the Z-28s would be awesome!!

TAG UR IT 06-21-2009 11:10 PM

Thanks on the compliments back. Seriously, you have a real winner right there. Your combo was done really well and in all honesty, I'm kinda jealous! Hell, now I need TWO CGM'S!! :laugh:

I'd LOVE to toss on a supercharger. Warranty and cash....the only two things holding me back. Shoot...if I do a supercharger, this thing is eaasily going to hit 50k. That's just out of the question for me. Maybe 10 years down the road. But now? Way out of the questions.

And....don't sell. Don't ever sell. I'm selling my 4th Gen tomorrow and it's KILLING me thinking about it right now.:(


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