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Old 01-20-2013, 03:58 PM   #35
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my vynil stripes came off at high speeds of 50mph and blinded me. GM reimbursed me with the first production C7
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:59 PM   #36
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I would think that if you are looking for a safety concern, driving on the stock tires in cold temps would be a better topic.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:01 PM   #37
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You can't be serious about the wrap tearing apart.
Sure I'm serious, I would hope I'm getting feed back from owners. Mine is on order and I didn't learn about the wrap till after. I over looked the wrap as I assumed it was paint ( being that it looked so smooth).
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:05 PM   #38
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lol no worries man, its just weve never had a question like this before. The wrap is perfectly safe, like MarkSS said, the tires are probably your biggest safety issue depending on the climate you live in
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:05 PM   #39
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3M wrap has been used for over 30 years on commercial trucks and other vehicles and if it was a safety hazzard the DOT wouldve banned it long ago.

Ive worked for a company when we had all our trucks and trailers rewrapped to a new color scheme.
it takes a guy and a propane torch to heat it up and peel the wrap off doing small sections at a time.
otherwise its almost like trying to peel the actual paint off, its that secure.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:11 PM   #40
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lol no worries man, its just weve never had a question like this before. The wrap is perfectly safe, like MarkSS said, the tires are probably your biggest safety issue depending on the climate you live in
It's cool, I knew I would get some retaliation from some diehard camaro fans that jump into protective mode about the camaro. It was just a concern and became a question. Thanks again for the true honest feedback.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:50 PM   #41
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Did not know the stripes where exactly the same material. That makes me feel a little bit more confident. It just sparks my interest on how I see cars with vinyl tops flapping in the wind. Why would they ever put the material on a hood?

it's not the same material. one is cloth based one is plastic based..

in addition the vinyl tops are not glued down completely, they have edging and trimming to hold them in place.

the hood wrap is glued end to end, tearing it off is nearly impossible, and if you do attempt top rip it off, its take a major amount of muscle to do it and it will tear off in bits and pieces long before the entire sheet comes up.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:11 PM   #42
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it's not the same material. one is cloth based one is plastic based..

in addition the vinyl tops are not glued down completely, they have edging and trimming to hold them in place.

the hood wrap is glued end to end, tearing it off is nearly impossible, and if you do attempt top rip it off, its take a major amount of muscle to do it and it will tear off in bits and pieces long before the entire sheet comes up.
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You'd have a better chance of your hood latch breaking and the hood flying up in your view than you would the vinyl flying off.
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my vynil stripes came off at high speeds of 50mph and blinded me. GM reimbursed me with the first production C7
gm auctioned of vin 0001 for over a mil to hendrick at barret jackson last night
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Best thread ever.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:20 PM   #45
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I heard the blinker fluid they use is highly flammable and if you get rear ended while your left turn signal is on your whole car explodes. Oh wait that's the ford pinto.
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I heard the blinker fluid they use is highly flammable and if you get rear ended while your left turn signal is on your whole car explodes. Oh wait that's the ford pinto.
My parents had one of those pinto wagons with fake wood sides. I wonder if I was conceived in it?
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:56 PM   #47
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My parents had one of those pinto wagons with fake wood sides. I wonder if I was conceived in it?
Those fake woodgrain wagons were probably dangerous to other cars that might pass you... the woodgrain could blow off and beat you to death as you drove by.
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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?
Lmao. Definitely not a safety hazard!
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Don't worry. They use high tech wallpaper glue, not that elmer's stuff.
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you are aware that 3m wrap is the same as window tint but not see thru right?

if there was an issue with the wrap tearing off, then millions of drivers with window tint would be having an issue correct?

then of course all those completely wrapped cars for advertisement would be tearing and flapping in the wind too right?

seriously?
remember window tint is on the inside of the vehicle.
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I think tires are far more dangerous than hood wraps...

I've seen hundreds of retreads on the side of the road....haven't seen any hood wraps.
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