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kansjfr 04-22-2013 12:24 PM

Removing hood wrap
 
How many have removed the 1LE hood wrap? Any regrets? Any thoughts on removal hurting resale of the car when it's sold/traded in? Anyone have the wrap start peeling up around the edges where it wraps around the underside of the hood?

So Cal Camaro 04-22-2013 12:30 PM

Taking the hood wrap off was one of the first things I did and no regrets. Some colors look better with it on, but the Ashen Grey is not one of them in my opinion, so off it went...:smoking:

Midnight Rat 04-22-2013 02:57 PM

Removed mine after a month no regrets.

JimE 04-22-2013 06:54 PM

Leaving mine for now. But it's a pain to keep looking nice.

I used Adams VRT, but it gives it a shine, which I don't like.

Midnight Rat 04-22-2013 07:00 PM

wrap removed.
http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/...pse6440a75.jpg

hworth18 04-22-2013 07:33 PM

To me, the wrap is one thing that makes the 1LE stand out.. Without it the car looks just like any other SS.

just my opinion......

kansjfr 04-22-2013 07:48 PM

Mine is Victory Red, and I'm not a big fan of the black hood (nor the black wheels), I guess I'm old school in addition to just being old generally, but I do agree that the black wheels and hood set it apart as being a 1LE. If I did take off the wrap, I'd probably put black SS stripes on it, but then it'd just look like an SS with aftermarket wheels. I guess I'll keep it as is for awhile, but if the hood becomes too hard to keep in its original condition, I'll pull it off.

S3XPanther 04-22-2013 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by 2013 1LE (Post 6455895)

Oh man, you should've kept the wrap on the white. I'm not a fan of the wrap on most colors, but the white looks so plain- Jane without. But that's just my honest opinion.

Toxikk 04-22-2013 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by S3XPanther (Post 6456175)
Oh man, you should've kept the wrap on the white. I'm not a fan of the wrap on most colors, but the white looks so plain- Jane without. But that's just my honest opinion.

mine too. i was at my dealer when i finalized my order and there was a guy pulling off in a white 1LE. i am not a fan of white automobiles, but the contrast made the thang so goddamn sexy. i got the black on black so it prolly wont matter, but i for-one, love the matted hood. no matter what color.

racerx1214 04-22-2013 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by JimE (Post 6455865)
Leaving mine for now. But it's a pain to keep looking nice.

I used Adams VRT, but it gives it a shine, which I don't like.

Make sure you wipe it well after applying. It knocks down the shine well. Matches the rear spoiler better with a wiped coat of vrt.

SumWhite1LE 04-22-2013 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by hworth18 (Post 6456051)
To me, the wrap is one thing that makes the 1LE stand out.. Without it the car looks just like any other SS.

just my opinion......

:headbang::headbang: Im gonna keep my car just the way it came from the factory. And if the hood wrap goes bad, Then I will just have it redone again. The black hood is to reduce the glare of the hood from blinding you while on the track or road. It distinguishes the 1LE from the rest And I think it looks BADASS!!!!

JimE 04-22-2013 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by racerx1214 (Post 6456330)
Make sure you wipe it well after applying. It knocks down the shine well. Matches the rear spoiler better with a wiped coat of vrt.

I have. And again a few days later. It doesn't look bad. Just not the same as it was bare.

Midnight Rat 04-22-2013 09:50 PM

I did have it on for about a month, but I really like it without the wrap. Wrap or no wrap its still a 1le. I think if alot of you do like the wrap perhaps a option would be to remove it and have it painted the maintenance will be alot easier.
Quote:

Originally Posted by S3XPanther (Post 6456175)
Oh man, you should've kept the wrap on the white. I'm not a fan of the wrap on most colors, but the white looks so plain- Jane without. But that's just my honest opinion.


OptimusPlez 04-23-2013 12:02 AM

What about removing it and actually painting it Matte Black?

Thrillz 04-23-2013 04:50 AM

Love the 1LE package just wish they had made it the Z28 for us regular folks.


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