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Old 11-29-2012, 09:49 AM   #76
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This may be a stupid question? Sorry, if so. I have the ZL1 front bumper on my SS. I like the way the insert looks right there in the primer. I understand it would need final prep and paint, like you said. What I'm wondering is if that material could be prepped and painted to match the flat parts of the ZL1 bumper? Like the lower part and the ducts? I'm not knowledgeable about painting these sorts of things. I would like it best to match and not in some sort of glossy look.

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Its our black primer, it has not been sent to paint yet.

You will need to final prep and paint, what you see is the product out of the box.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:36 PM   #77
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What you are looking for is Satin Black Paint, any paint shop can do this.

It is a semi gloss finish.

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This may be a stupid question? Sorry, if so. I have the ZL1 front bumper on my SS. I like the way the insert looks right there in the primer. I understand it would need final prep and paint, like you said. What I'm wondering is if that material could be prepped and painted to match the flat parts of the ZL1 bumper? Like the lower part and the ducts? I'm not knowledgeable about painting these sorts of things. I would like it best to match and not in some sort of glossy look.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:55 PM   #78
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just out of curiosity, how much do you think a paint shop will cost someone for a satin black paint job for the insert?
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:20 PM   #79
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I would expect anywhere between 150-250$ is fair.

You can also sand the part yourself and use a can of satin black paint (aprox 15-20$), satin black is very forgiving.

Just keep in mind, spray cans are not catalyzed products, they air dry. Hence their durability will be no where near from what the pro's can do for you.




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Old 11-29-2012, 09:29 PM   #80
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oh no....I've just put the ACS T3 ports and the triple eagle lighting in....How do i explain this one away to the misses

I think someone asked - but the ports i have are in the hydrocarbon. Any time soon you'll be doing this in hydrocarbon??

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:36 PM   #81
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Something we can consider, but so far we were told the shape is very hard to hydrodip, which means it will drive cost up. I don't see this being an option for quite some time...


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oh no....I've just put the ACS T3 ports and the triple eagle lighting in....How do i explain this one away to the misses

I think someone asked - but the ports i have are in the hydrocarbon. Any time soon you'll be doing this in hydrocarbon??

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:59 AM   #82
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I would expect anywhere between 150-250$ is fair.

You can also sand the part yourself and use a can of satin black paint (aprox 15-20$), satin black is very forgiving.

Just keep in mind, spray cans are not catalyzed products, they air dry. Hence their durability will be no where near from what the pro's can do for you.
What can I expect from a shop to charge for cutting my hood and drill six holes? I apologize that I'm new to modifying the stock hood-is something done to avoid the holes from rusting? Some pictures with the hood up would be great.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:14 AM   #83
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What can I expect from a shop to charge for cutting my hood and drill six holes? I apologize that I'm new to modifying the stock hood-is something done to avoid the holes from rusting? Some pictures with the hood up would be great.
yea im waiting on some under hood shots.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:34 PM   #84
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What can I expect from a shop to charge for cutting my hood and drill six holes? I apologize that I'm new to modifying the stock hood-is something done to avoid the holes from rusting? Some pictures with the hood up would be great.
$200-$300 most which IMHO is a rip it's very simple with the template they will privide check your local Camaro clubs in your area I am sure someone can help you.

I will be doing mine in the garage
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:37 PM   #85
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Next week well post complete install images and guideline.

Install is very easy, much easier than bumper ports.



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$200-$300 most which IMHO is a rip it's very simple with the template they will privide check your local Camaro clubs in your area I am sure someone can help you.

I will be doing mine in the garage
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:13 PM   #86
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Next week well post complete install images and guideline.

Install is very easy, much easier than bumper ports.
sounds good!
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:31 PM   #87
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Next week well post complete install images and guideline.

Install is very easy, much easier than bumper ports.
I apologize if this has been mentioned already-is the "ACS Water Deflector" not the same as the "ACS Zl1 Original Style Water Deflector"?
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:52 PM   #88
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I apologize if this has been mentioned already-is the "ACS Water Deflector" not the same as the "ACS Zl1 Original Style Water Deflector"?
I think its trimmed down more because it wouldnt have fit if it were the original style deflector
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:05 PM   #89
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I think its trimmed down more because it wouldnt have fit if it were the original style deflector
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HI Guys,

Thank you for your patience, I can confirm we are in our last stages of production, the TL1 Insert Tooling is complete, the outside panels are all molded. We are simply waiting for the insert grills and deflectors to come back from the powder coaters

Stay tuned as we begin filling orders.

Make sure to order yours today.

http://www.acscomposite.com/store/#!/~/product/category=163626&id=15889812

I thought I saw what looked like a generic-looking water deflector in a previous post. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I'd much rather have the ZL1 style water deflector with the TL1 insert.

Edit #1: Just received a PM from ACS saying that it's possible to substitute the generic deflector with the ZL1-style deflector at no additional cost. Simply place the order and email them.

Edit #2: ZL1-style deflector may have clearance issues, mostly with SS and possible with my Injen intake...

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Old 12-02-2012, 06:17 PM   #90
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First official production part install
Is there a reason why you chose to have the insert straight as opposed to following the lines of the cowl?

I know the ZL1 insert is straight but the ZL1 hood cowl is also straight as opposed to ours that are wider at the top.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:18 PM   #91
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What can I expect from a shop to charge for cutting my hood and drill six holes? I apologize that I'm new to modifying the stock hood-is something done to avoid the holes from rusting? Some pictures with the hood up would be great.
The hood is aluminum, it won't rust. But you should still paint the exposed edges or use silicone to seal moisture from getting under the factory paint.



A question for ACS, I was wondering if you get a template to cut the under hood insulator blanket?
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #92
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Do you recommend adding 3m tape to the parts that contact the paint to prevent the rub through of the paint like the early spoilers did on the trunk?
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:46 PM   #93
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We don't recommend using 3M tape.

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:49 PM   #94
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We don't recommend using 3M tape.
I didn't mean to attach it but as a cushion between the paint and insert.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:00 PM   #95
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:04 PM   #96
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I'll be posting a DIY guide in a few days, and you'll be able to judge for yourself.

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:52 PM   #97
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I'll be posting a DIY guide in a few days, and you'll be able to judge for yourself.
Thanks, I pm'd you yesterday evening about sending me a pay pal invoice but when I went to your website it let me use PayPal to pay for it. An invoice won't be necessary now.
Thanks.
Now if Santa will bring me a ZL1 grille I will be set.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:46 PM   #98
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Iphone pics of the deflector installed on the TL1 insert.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:55 PM   #99
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cant wait to get my hands on this! will these ship this week?
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:56 PM   #100
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Yes, we are beginning to ship this week, orders are being filled in the order they were placed. We are starting to ship, but expect to fill all the back orders next week !

Thank you for the orders, forum support has been great !

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