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Old 03-20-2013, 06:51 AM   #26
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If you are not tracking it you really do not need the wrap. The idea of it is to keep glare off the hood if you are tracking the car.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:09 AM   #27
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If you are not tracking it you really do not need the wrap. The idea of it is to keep glare off the hood if you are tracking the car.
I have been tracking/racing for 15 years and have never had an issue with glare from the hood of a car while on the track or the street for that matter. (IP glare and sun in the eyes are different)

The benefit for me on the track (and street)will be to avoid rock chips. Race tires pick up every tiny rock and throw it at the car directly behind you. NOW, I am never behind other cars on a track but it is like getting BBs shot at your car at 100MPH+ if the car in front goes offline or off track for a moment.

For me, I have used vinyl for the same purpose across the top of the windshield, to reduce the area that could be chipped/cracked and that piece keeps the sun out of my eyes.

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:44 AM   #28
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What sets the car apart are the wheelsand all the other parts it comes with for 3500 dollars. With or without a wrap its still a 1le.
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Lol. The wrap is what sets this car apart. And also the meaning behind the hood wrap is beneficial for those tracking it(reduces glare). To each his own though!
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:37 AM   #29
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it just cleans up the car...plus, with certain colors (like mine) chrome and white SS badges just don't look as good
a simple cleaner look is what I am shooting for. And I agree, chrome and white with your color would not mix well. I still have my red ss badge on the rear since it matches the calipers, but that's the only badge on it. The chrome edge may have to be changed though.

Everyone is saying it does look much better with the hood wrap. It looks good both ways IMO. Black hood is more "badass" (can't think of another way to describe it) and more functional for track days (less glare). No black hood gives a cleaner look and is a whole lot easier to keep clean since its my daily driver (already passed 7000 miles). To each his own. Everyone has different opinions and that's what makes a unique car.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:55 AM   #30
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What sets the car apart are the wheelsand all the other parts it comes with for 3500 dollars. With or without a wrap its still a 1le.
Keep telling yourself that!
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:37 PM   #31
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What sets the car apart are the wheelsand all the other parts it comes with for 3500 dollars. With or without a wrap its still a 1le.
No one is disputing that it isn't a 1LE with or without the hood. Still looks better with the vinyl. Lol
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:58 PM   #32
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They look so much better with the hood wrap..
I disagree - they look much better without the wraps. I like the 1LE's but the wrap's are ugly (though on white and red cars they look ok).

Replacing the wrap with stripes would be a nice option - accents are good.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:54 PM   #33
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I disagree - they look much better without the wraps. I like the 1LE's but the wrap's are ugly (though on white and red cars they look ok).

Replacing the wrap with stripes would be a nice option - accents are good.
And here I disagree. I think it looks much better and is set apart from others with the wrap. Stripes are common, the wrap isn't something you see everyday. I considered replacing with stripes - before I actually got my car.
Yes it can be a little tricky to keep it looking nice, especially if it's kept outside, but I plan on keeping mine on as long as possible. I think it looks great on my RY.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:37 PM   #34
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This is what I did to remove my hood wrap. It was cold outside so I brought her in the garage, turned on the heater, and got a hair dryer. This is the result...

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Are you going to stripe it? If you do I'd be very interested to see pics.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:02 PM   #35
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It's kind of tough to keep clean, but on a BRM it gives the entire car a sinister look. Not to mention, 50% of the time a rock is going to bounce off the road and on to the hood, and the vinyl is something you can un-wrap and replace for a nominal cost.

I've thought of un-wrapping it and keeping it bare, or painting it matte black, but it just wouldn't have the same look. I suppose the reason why GM did the wrap instead of paint is to satisfy customers both ways. If you don't like it, peel it off.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:09 PM   #36
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This is what I did to remove my hood wrap. It was cold outside so I brought her in the garage, turned on the heater, and got a hair dryer. This is the result...

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great pic!!
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:57 PM   #37
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I guess the only car I ever thought pulled off the 'matte look' was the Chevelle from Faster. It suits the rough and ready, blue-blood feel of some muscle cars. Always thought GTRs looked way out of place with it. And then came matte white...

its just in the first part of the vid
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:49 PM   #38
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Can't believe people take off the hood wraps on these cars!
Wow, I would never, They look so much better with...
I agree. I like the color contrast.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:00 PM   #39
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What % tint is this? Looks great.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:39 PM   #40
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It looks darker than what it is, but I went with 35 percent all the way around.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:28 AM   #41
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Cool, that's what I planned on doing.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:32 PM   #42
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Good idea on the legal tint on the white car, the contrast makes it look much darker than it is. I never got popped with 5 percent in dark cars but had buddy's with light colored cards getting pulled over often with 25 percent.

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Old 08-15-2014, 01:49 PM   #43
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I've never even considered removing my wrap. I think it looks good both ways but for the time being, I am keeping mine. I think it sets it apart.
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:42 PM   #44
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Funny that people are taking them off, (to each their own). Most of my compliments on my car start with the hood being the matte black and how it looks soo good.

Just my two cents.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:17 PM   #45
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To me it looks good either way, I get questions like how do you like your z28? Then I saw a white z28 at the dealer, and saw a little resemblance.
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Funny that people are taking them off, (to each their own). Most of my compliments on my car start with the hood being the matte black and how it looks soo good.

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Old 08-15-2014, 04:19 PM   #46
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That's a wrap! I love it, and it makes our cars look unique! This fella yesterday asked me how much HP did that bad ass Camaro have? I said around 430 and he said,'Wow, I thought it looked like it had around 600!'
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:52 PM   #47
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I kinda went a different root.

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Old 08-26-2014, 05:12 AM   #48
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I kinda went a different root.

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Nice root.

Sorry, couldn't resist! That's quite the CF hood - how many Carbon Fibers were slaughtered to make it?
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:21 AM   #49
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I have mixed feelings about it. I prefer a painted hood as opposed to the wrap, but the wrap is model specific and it helps identify the camaro as a 1le. The wrap also looks sinister, especially with the vented hood ('14,'15).
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:13 AM   #50
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Mine is in the shop right now having the hood wrap removed and then painted matte black...
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