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Old 05-09-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

My name is Paul and I've been a 5th Gen fan ever since that fateful day in January 2006 when the Chevrolet Camaro Concept was unveiled. Like the majority of you, I drooled over its sleek lines and mean appearence. It was then I knew what my next car would be.

It would be a long wait and sometimes the car disappeared from mind when other priorities took my attention. Then 2008 came around and news that they were starting to take orders. And before long they started to take Canadian orders and then finally in March 2009 I placed an order for my Black 2SS/RS with IOM interior. My family thought I was crazy for purchasing a car I never even seen in person... until the 2009 Vancouver Internation Auto Show. That is where I first sat in an IOM 2SS/RS. It was breathtaking, a few weeks later I was able to take it for a test drive due to my close links to the dealership I got my car from. I was hooked.

6 Weeks later my car arrived. That was July 6, 2009. It wasn't long before I started to think about what I should do it and what I shouldn't do to it. Now, my goal for this project is to make this Camaro mine. I do plan to keep it for a very long time, it’s a “lifer”. I originally intended to keep it stock but realized life is too short to just let this car exist as is. So when I put the car into storage for the first time in November 2010 and I saw other Camaros still driving around even some that looked like mine - it hit me. Why don’t I modify mine the way I want it to give it some individuality in the sea of Camaros out there now?

It took me a while but I finally decided on the path I want to take. So I hope you guys enjoy will enjoy reading my journal and I look forward to hearing your feedback!


Black 2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS with a RS Appearence Package and an Inferno Orange Interior

THE BUILD PLAN SO FAR:

Cosmetic Modifications So Far… __________________________________________________


☑ Front & Back Black Vinyl Bowties
☑ 5% Rear Windows Tint
☑ Smoothlock for Driver Side Door Lock
☑ Swift Motorsports Hide Away Plate
☐ Flat Black SS Badges
☐ Flat Black Taillight Bezels
☐ Flat Black CAMARO Fender Script from Emblempros.com (*hopefully*)

..I know it isn't much so far, but please stay tuned for more!
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:16 PM   #2
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Sorry for the quality of some of these images. She has yet to have a real photoshoot, lol.

Expect to see in-progress shots very soon!
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:04 AM   #3
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Looks good, are you going to continue with murdered look or go a different direction?
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:18 AM   #4
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Thanks! I guess the best way to describe it would be the " 99% murdered" look. I plan to keep the SS badges red and the side markers and tailights their original colors.

But then again this is all a work in progress, I'm sure I'll change my mind sooner or later, lol.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:16 PM   #5
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Have you considered black bezels around the taillights?
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:19 PM   #6
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dude i started out where u are,,,,nice car!! i took off all my badges anything that wasnt black...except for the camaro symbol on the side cuz i have new fenders ill be putting onbasically i want that murdered look and ill get it lol good luck man car looks grreat
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:36 AM   #7
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Thanks jeffny09!

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Have you considered black bezels around the taillights?
Actually I have... I updated my first post with my next round of mods. Take a look!
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:49 AM   #8
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dude get the black out kit for your lights!!!! i just got some...im waiting for it to come. but man its gona look tough bro!
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6. You can't drift in an auto
5. You can't pull fancy moves in an automatic
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:14 PM   #9
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dude get the black out kit for your lights!!!! i just got some...im waiting for it to come. but man its gona look tough bro!
I actually perfer the RS Tailights as they are. I don't want to get in trouble with the RCMP regarding my lights!
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:27 PM   #10
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whats rcmp?? i dont think that the blacking out of lights are illegal,,the lights show threw...
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:53 PM   #11
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whats rcmp?? i dont think that the blacking out of lights are illegal,,the lights show threw...
Light has to be able to be seen from 1,000 feet. Though if someone rear ends you you could be the one considered to be at fault.
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:01 PM   #12
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whats rcmp?? i dont think that the blacking out of lights are illegal,,the lights show threw...
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

While the lights shine through, we need to have the colors to be able to show during the day and if reflected on at night.
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ahhh damm lol that sucks man!!! well take off all chrome bezels and signage man if it gives it a meaner look....i took off all the emblems
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:42 PM   #14
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Light has to be able to be seen from 1,000 feet. Though if someone rear ends you you could be the one considered to be at fault.
that does suck. I have blackouts on my tailight and LOVE THEM. but yes, black out your bezels then. (simple cheap mod)
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:45 PM   #15
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What's a good price for blacking out the bezels? I'm debating whether or not to have them done by a pro or to black them out myself.
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What's a good price for blacking out the bezels? I'm debating whether or not to have them done by a pro or to black them out myself.
About $150 to buy them. But if you go the DIY route it can be done for $20 and a few hours of your time.
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Yes, around $150. I went the pro route because this is my baby and knew I would be washing it a lot. I also wanted the exact factory black. Mine came in an exact match, clear coated with not even a hint of dust or anything under the paint. I'm very happy I went this route.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:13 AM   #18
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Hmmm.... I guess it all depends on what shade of black I go with. I'm split between gloss black, flat black and black chrome.

Decisions decisions!
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I've been exactly where you are now. The paint and body shop guys recommended the exact match to the car (gloss). I went with their advice and glad I did. You don't even notice the bezels now. They blend right into the black.
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I've been exactly where you are now. The paint and body shop guys recommended the exact match to the car (gloss). I went with their advice and glad I did. You don't even notice the bezels now. They blend right into the black.
I actually want to be able to notice them. They add something extra to the car IMO. I've decided.....

**let the trumpets sound**





I'm going with flat black! lol
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I actually want to be able to notice them. They add something extra to the car IMO. I've decided.....

**let the trumpets sound**

I'm going with flat black! lol
Great! A contrast is cool, too. You'll have to post pics.

I had trumpets, too. I made up my mind and ordered the Corsa exhaust this afternoon. I'm glad that's over.
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I actually want to be able to notice them. They add something extra to the car IMO. I've decided.....

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I'm going with flat black! lol
I had flat black for awhile but found that it blended in a little too much for my tastes. Switched over to hydrocarbon bezels and couldn't be happier. Just wanted to let you know of another option you could go with.
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oyeeee phudi diya.........jkjkjkjk well its nice man, is there a lotta punabis w/ camaros in canada? jw lol
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oyeeee phudi diya.........jkjkjkjk well its nice man, is there a lotta punabis w/ camaros in canada? jw lol
Kidha bro. Actually no. I rarely see any Punjabis with the car. I'm in Surrey which is has the 2nd largest Punjabi population in the world (second to London, UK) and the Camaros I do see are driven by non-Punjabis. Even so, Surrey doesn't have too many Camaros either.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:36 AM   #25
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Looking for an opinion here....

SS badges. Leave them red or add make'em black?
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