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Old 08-17-2013, 10:17 AM   #1
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Which quarter louvers?

Hey guys, just wanted your input on which quarter louvers to get. For what it's worth mine is white with black rally stripes.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:25 AM   #2
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Those aren't louvers, they're gills. Louvers are what goes into your rear windows.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:08 PM   #3
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Those aren't louvers, they're gills. Louvers are what goes into your rear windows.
Everyone calls them louvers on the websites...

http://www.classicindustries.com/camaro/parts/lt69.html

http://www.classicindustries.com/camaro/parts/k280.html

http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...ts-ca1qm-a.htm

http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...-ca1qm-a-c.htm
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #4
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I don't really like them, but that is just my opinion.

Definition: Any of a series of narrow openings framed at their longer edges with slanting, overlapping fins or slats, adjustable for admitting light and air while shutting out rain.

so technically it can be classified as a Louver.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:28 PM   #5
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They look like fake stick-ons.....oh, perhaps that's because they are fake stick-ons. Just my humble opinion....
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:30 PM   #6
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I personally would just do vinyl shading instead of stick on grills.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:25 PM   #7
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these from big worm graphics
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Neither, IMO chrome is ugly vinyl!
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Paint them on..like this:
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Don't get those retro USA ones, they are cheap plastic and the paint flakes off easily.
I went with the Emblempros polished stainless style 2 trim accented by me with black 1/4" pinstripe tape.
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I have the vinyl ones. Very subtle looking.

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sscamaro, What brand are those? I like the subtle thin look! Thanks!
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:57 PM   #14
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I bought the GM one's for the transformer edition. I was gonna put those on, but thought I would want the ones like the 69's.
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#3 looks the most like original '69 quarter trim. That's what I have, and no problems with mine. I think they look good. They must also help prevent chips tot he gill area, because I have none.

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Not a fan of the gills but I do like these wheels!

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Hey guys, just wanted your input on which quarter louvers to get. For what it's worth mine is white with black rally stripes.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:48 PM   #18
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#3 looks the most like original '69 quarter trim. That's what I have, and no problems with mine. I think they look good. They must also help prevent chips tot he gill area, because I have none.

Did you buy those from phasetek (retro usa)?

Have you noticed any chipping? or such.
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None! Only my opinion and preference.
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Did you buy those from phasetek (retro usa)?

Have you noticed any chipping? or such.
They were actually already on my car when I bought it, but the original owner got them direct from RetroUSA. I like them and left them on. No issues at all. If you know anything about the first gen Camaros they look very much like the '69 deluxe trim. My dad had a Lemans Blue '69 Z/28 with the same trim on the quarters.



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They were actually already on my car when I bought it, but the original owner got them direct from RetroUSA. I like them and left them on. No issues at all. If you know anything about the first gen Camaros they look very much like the '69 deluxe trim. My dad had a Lemans Blue '69 Z/28 with the same trim on the quarters.



I bought a set from them and put them on my 2010 Camaro, every time I washed the car more and more of the black paint came off. I could take my fingernail and scrape it off, when I contacted them all I got was sorry you can touch up the paint. I took them off and got the Emblempros trim, no problems at all with it so when I got my 2012 I put them on it. It looks more like a modern interpretation of the 69 trim just as the 5th gen is a modern interpretation of the 69 Camaro. They just seemed to me to be made cheap for what they cost.
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No paint issues with mine...maybe they changed the paint formula or you got a bad set. To each his own, I personally think they look better than the emblempros trim with pinstripe tape.
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No paint issues with mine...maybe they changed the paint formula or you got a bad set. To each his own, I personally think they look better than the emblempros trim with pinstripe tape.
For the $250 I paid for them I expected a higher quality product and at least them replacing them when the paint came off, I got neither. Thus my dislike for their products.
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Fair enough. I got them for free, as they were already on my car when I bought it used. don't think I'd have paid 250.00 for them, but can't complain about the look or the quality.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:31 AM   #25
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I have the Retro USA ones on my car. They have been on it for over a year and they still look good.

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