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Old 01-17-2009, 02:41 PM   #26
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I did see it on the red one, but thought to be a fluke, but now it's on the grey one too.

Just curious, are factory stripes put on with a computer ran machine or by hand? A machine would probably do it the same every time.

Either way, I still like them.
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:45 PM   #27
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The factory stripes will look great no matter how they are done. Just don't think that the stripe stopping short of the edge is gonna be so short that it's noticeable, and if it is, then just wait til you get your first ding and it won't matter anyway.
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:30 PM   #28
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I gotta tell ya'; I'm one picky sob, and the tiny exposed painted edge doesn't bother me at all.


I am very impressed with the decision to stop the front stripes short of the intake slot.

As a traditionalist Camaro owner, I wanted them full length like a '69, but the chosen treatment looks right on the 2010.

I like the little "grill" in the finished mail-slot as well. An aftermarket cowl-induction hood will make up for the non-functional mail-slot.


I also like the graining on the finished door panels. I want to see a pic of the fully-finished lower door panel area, as well.
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:45 PM   #29
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Needs to be wrapped, even if it must be epoxied on the under side to keep it attached.
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:57 PM   #30
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11893

Check out the IOM Camaro from Montreal..has the same effect of not going to the edge on the trunk and hood
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:21 PM   #31
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Duplicate from another thread.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:24 PM   #32
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Thanks zebra.

Any one else notice this?

The stripe does not reach all the way back right?
Yes I noticed this and is a major reason (along with the stripes not being long enough) why I will not be spending money on these.. GM, you need to get the quality control people in and re-do these stripes..
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:29 PM   #33
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I don't either Not until I have a Camaro in my driveway...
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:35 PM   #34
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thats the way they will be always have been as well even on older camaros
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:47 PM   #35
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im getting mine painted then cleared as well. and a few other minor details.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:49 PM   #36
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The only way i'll be able to sleep is if it's in my garage.If it's in my driveway i'll have one eye open on it all night.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:16 AM   #37
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all these doom and gloom vinyl stripe threads are making me uneasy of getting vinyl stripes on my camaro
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:24 AM   #38
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As I wrote in another thread somewhere a few days ago, in my experience the main problem with vinyl stripes on the hood is not the installation but what the combination of engine bay temperatures and the sun can do in a few years. They can fade, change colors, and dry out. Once they dry out and start to crack, they can't be satisfactorily removed with 3M's stripe remover...time to grind them off and repaint the hood. However, everywhere else on the car, vinyl can last longer than your paint job.
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Yeah, the vinyl IROC lettering on my 86 was still looking good even after the black paint was horribly faded and peeling in places. I can understand the engine bay heat issues thing though.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:55 AM   #40
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As I wrote in another thread somewhere a few days ago, in my experience the main problem with vinyl stripes on the hood is not the installation but what the combination of engine bay temperatures and the sun can do in a few years. They can fade, change colors, and dry out. Once they dry out and start to crack, they can't be satisfactorily removed with 3M's stripe remover...time to grind them off and repaint the hood. However, everywhere else on the car, vinyl can last longer than your paint job.
Will this be a problem on this new Camaro since it has a hood liner?

Most new cars come with one, and just living with one through the winter; it became very obvious to me that it lets very little heat through to the hood. Substantially less than cars without a liner.
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Will this be a problem on this new Camaro since it has a hood liner?

Most new cars come with one, and just by living with one through the winter; it became very obvious to me that it lets very little heat through to the hood. Substantially less than cars without a liner.
Probably will still be a problem, but less of one than without a liner.

I don't know for sure though.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:06 AM   #42
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Good point. My '78 Z28 doesn't have a liner, but half the problem is no doubt that the hood (and trunk lid) will get more direct sunlight than the side areas.
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Good point. My '78 Z28 doesn't have a liner, but half the problem is no doubt that the hood (and trunk lid) will get more direct sunlight than the side areas.
Yeah, but that would be easily corrected with a bit of clear protective film and/or fairly regular waxings, would it not?
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Yeah, but that would be easily corrected with a bit of clear protective film and/or fairly regular waxings, would it not?
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I don't know about the film. I used Armoral, which looked good but didn't prevent the deterioration. I never used wax; I thought I read somewhere not to wax vinyl. I don't think you'd want to use a cleaner/wax with abrasive particles it. Maybe today's stripes are made from a better grade of vinyl. I imagine the stripes will come with some instructions for care.
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