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Old 01-20-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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Hood wrap being dangerous

Seems to me the thought of putting a hood wrap could tear at highway speeds leaving the driver blinded from view. Why wouldn't Chevrolet just put a carbon fiber hood on instead? Any thoughts?
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:54 AM   #2
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:06 PM   #4
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Seems to me the thought of putting a hood wrap could tear at highway speeds leaving the driver blinded from view. Why wouldn't Chevrolet just put a carbon fiber hood on instead? Any thoughts?
Your hood wrap won't come off at high speeds. Don't know who told you that it could/would do that.

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Old 01-20-2013, 12:15 PM   #5
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Carbon fiber was just a suggestion. A flat black paint would of worked and kept cost down. I love the car but thinking safety minded, this hood wrap raises huge safety flags.
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how does a wrap hood raise safety flags please explain
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:21 PM   #7
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Nearly every race car in existence uses wraps that hold up at speeds in excess of 200mph. Your 1LE is safe.

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Carbon fiber was just a suggestion. A flat black paint would of worked and kept cost down. I love the car but thinking safety minded, this hood wrap raises huge safety flags.
No it wouldn't actually. Flat/matte paint is a bigger PIA to maintain than regular paint because you can't buff or polish it. If you get a scratch, nick, etc you have to repaint the whole hood. Why do you think I didn't get Kaylee repainted in satin black pearl like I originally planned?
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:28 PM   #9
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The possibility of common road debris (i.e. rocks) flying up and hitting/tearing the wrap. This in turn could be catastrophic. If not at that moment, then over time as the tear works an air pocket then the possibility of a tear at highway speeds. If the tear is in the right area this could leave wrap covering the windshield. This event would most likely happen at highway speeds, rendering an unsafe situation.
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The possibility of common road debris (i.e. rocks) flying up and hitting/tearing the wrap. This in turn could be catastrophic. If not at that moment, then over time as the tear works an air pocket then the possibility of a tear at highway speeds. If the tear is in the right area this could leave wrap covering the windshield. This event would most likely happen at highway speeds, rendering an unsafe situation.
OK.....

So then why hasn't anyone with the factory hood stripes had this problem?
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The possibility of common road debris (i.e. rocks) flying up and hitting/tearing the wrap. This in turn could be catastrophic. If not at that moment, then over time as the tear works an air pocket then the possibility of a tear at highway speeds. If the tear is in the right area this could leave wrap covering the windshield. This event would most likely happen at highway speeds, rendering an unsafe situation.
I think you should give me your 1LE just to be safe then
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:40 PM   #13
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The possibility of common road debris (i.e. rocks) flying up and hitting/tearing the wrap. This in turn could be catastrophic. If not at that moment, then over time as the tear works an air pocket then the possibility of a tear at highway speeds. If the tear is in the right area this could leave wrap covering the windshield. This event would most likely happen at highway speeds, rendering an unsafe situation.

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Old 01-20-2013, 12:43 PM   #14
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OK.....

So then why hasn't anyone with the factory hood stripes had this problem?
I don't think the hood stripes are actually wrap.
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Same material and ADHESIVE. This is no different than the vinyl applied to all the NASCAR. race cars. Good luck removing it intentionally with a heat gun ; let alone flying off at speed. Did you think this is just vacuum wrapped?
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I don't think the hood stripes are actually wrap.
Both the 1LE matte black hood and ALL of the OEM stripes are made of the same 3M vinyl.

So again - why hasn't this happened to the OEM vinyl stripes if it's such a safety hazard?
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I don't think the hood stripes are actually wrap.
they are vinyl and a bitch to take off ask me how i know. even with a nick or tear in it it stays put. shit i have rear window louvres that are attached by 3m tape and they dont go anywhere. op you questions and concerns are unvalidated and rediculous.

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Old 01-20-2013, 12:51 PM   #18
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Same material and ADHESIVE. This is no different than the vinyl applied to all the NASCAR. race cars. Good luck removing it intentionally with a heat gun ; let alone flying off at speed. Did you think this is just vacuum wrapped?
Sounds like a lot of folks are removing it easily. I wouldn't think it would be just wrap. I'm sure adhesive would be used.
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Sounds like a lot of folks are removing it easily. I wouldn't think it would be just wrap. I'm sure adhesive would be used.
See my above post.
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Is this real life?

Trust me. If you could go fast enough to blow the wrap off. Your car would fall apart first upon liftoff. So.. invest in a spacesuit.
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Carbon fiber was just a suggestion. A flat black paint would of worked and kept cost down. I love the car but thinking safety minded, this hood wrap raises huge safety flags.
Then don't buy one
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