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Old 11-10-2013, 01:44 AM   #35
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That is absolutley crazy. I dont know how you stayed so composed at the Fest. Definately the state should have covered the repair of that. I would have been livid. Kudos to you. I'm glad you're getting it fixed. I look forward to seeing you in Texas.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:59 AM   #36
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OMG. I'm just reading this post for the first time. Hope repairs work out.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:14 AM   #37
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I am quite surprised that I haven't experienced wheel vibration on the highway due to the tar buildup.

Two "tar removal" detailers looked at the damage this week and have decided to "no bid" the project.

Yesterday, I met with another detailer and he seems willing to tackle the damage.
He says that it will take 2 days at a minimum to remove the tar.
The front and rear suspension may have to be disassembled...
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:40 PM   #38
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Hey VChula ... just read your thread, sad to see this for sure! How did the underbody cleanup turn out?
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:00 AM   #39
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Hey VChula ... just read your thread, sad to see this for sure! How did the underbody cleanup turn out?
To date, it still hasn't been resolved...
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:46 AM   #40
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Best of luck to you, hang in there !
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:46 PM   #41
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Just read this thread. Wow. I have only seen road tar like this once, but it didn't have the gravel damage as bad as your car. That is sick. Out of curiosity, what insurance company were you dealing with? I own a bodyshop, and I have never seen road hazard damage questioned like this. Unfreaking believable. Has the car been repaired? If so, I hope it turned out well.
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:05 AM   #42
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To date, the tar still has not been completely removed.

My insurance company, Wawanesa, is battling with the detail guy that the paint shop hired to remove the tar from the chassis.

Initially, the detailer wanted $1000 to remove the tar.
The insurance company countered with only $200 to steam clean the undercarriage.

The steam cleaning did remove the big rocks, but did not remove the tar and the smaller rocks embedded in the tar.
The inner fender liners will be replaced.
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The detailer then asked for $700 more to finish the job.
The insurance company has refused this.

Last I heard, the insurance company is only willing to pay for the removal of the tar on the suspension and wheels. Any spots on the undercarriage will not be covered (no big deal in my mind as there aren't many tar spots there anyway).

I hope to hear more this week on the tar removal.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:54 AM   #43
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Got a phone call from the paint shop today asking me to come over and inspect the latest progress in the removal of the tar from my car chassis.

I was told that this would be the farthest that the insurance was willing to go in regards to the tar removal.

In my opinion, the job will be complete when the tar splatter is removed from the mufflers, which should not be a problem according to the paint shop. (I can remove the tar from the last remaining areas myself later).

Otherwise, I am satisfied with the results.

Below are the latest pictures (please keep in mind that the tar splattered black plastic fender-well liners will be replaced with new ones):
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:34 PM   #44
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Looks much better now! Was there any road rash paint repair required?
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:52 PM   #45
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Just now read this Thread. Sorry to hear that you had to endure this with your "baby". It looks alot better now! Have you decided whether you're going to make the journey down to Baytown, TX for C5Fest in May??
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:46 PM   #46
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Looks much better now! Was there any road rash paint repair required?
Yes, the whole car has to be repainted.

The prepaint disassembly process will start this week!
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:50 PM   #47
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Just now read this Thread. Sorry to hear that you had to endure this with your "baby". It looks alot better now! Have you decided whether you're going to make the journey down to Baytown, TX for C5Fest in May??
I booked a room at the Comfort Suites the first day the Camaro5 Fest V hotels were announced.

As for which Camaro I will bring, that remains to be seen.
I am pretty confident that I will be bringing the 2010.
If that fails, I will bring the 1996 SS.

After the fest, I will head to Florida to see my dad (like I did on the last 2 fest trips).
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Cool, I look forward to meeting you.
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De-trimming has begun!!
All that is left to be done is the removal of the roof antenna and all of the glass.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:06 PM   #50
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Looks like they are going to do a thorough, professional job! Can't wait to see the finished product!
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:30 PM   #51
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Looks like they are going to do a thorough, professional job! Can't wait to see the finished product!
Yes, they are doing what is necessary.

I hope they finish it soon as my 1996 SS getting a little long in the tooth for daily driving duty. It had a blinking "Service Engine Soon" light (DTC code P0300 - Random cylinder misfire condition) episode this morning and it is now at a Chevy dealer awaiting diagnosis.
My rental car is a red 2013 Camaro 1LT convertible....
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