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Old 11-20-2011, 12:29 AM   #51
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Almost done with powerless cosmetic mods for now.

First up...XPEL Stealth Paint Protection Film - Used this matte finish film to cover the raised cowl section of the hood and also did a stripe down the reverse mohawk section of the roof. Turned out a bit more subtle than I thought it would but I really do like it. Depending on the lighting conditions, you can see the matte finish really well or not at all. It has quite an interesting effect and, for now, I haven't seen another Camaro exactly like this. Getting harder to be unique looking now...

Second...SLP Gloss Black Fade Gill decals - looks more realistic than the solid gill decals out there and goes well with the green.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:38 PM   #52
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Looks good. Very unique as you say and yes harder to do these days! I have to put on my matte fades along with the blackout panel yet. Keep up the good work!
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:20 PM   #53
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Almost done with powerless cosmetic mods for now.

First up...XPEL Stealth Paint Protection Film - Used this matte finish film to cover the raised cowl section of the hood and also did a stripe down the reverse mohawk section of the roof. Turned out a bit more subtle than I thought it would but I really do like it. Depending on the lighting conditions, you can see the matte finish really well or not at all. It has quite an interesting effect and, for now, I haven't seen another Camaro exactly like this. Getting harder to be unique looking now...

Second...SLP Gloss Black Fade Gill decals - looks more realistic than the solid gill decals out there and goes well with the green.
Cool...gotta see this in person.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:26 PM   #54
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:03 PM   #55
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Bro be rolnfst now....

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Old 11-28-2011, 02:51 PM   #56
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:25 AM   #57
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Nice work roln.

Still new at this, tho. What's the "Ultragauge?"
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:29 AM   #58
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I REALLY REALLY like this... way to make it your own... Love it...
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:20 PM   #59
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Nice work roln.

Still new at this, tho. What's the "Ultragauge?"
Cheap but useful auxiliary gauge that hooks up to the OBDII port and provides real-time info. http://www.ultra-gauge.com


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I REALLY REALLY like this... way to make it your own... Love it...
Thanks Mike. Someday I'll catch up with the club again...
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:09 PM   #60
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You should...we barely see you.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:23 PM   #61
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:14 PM   #62
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He will surprise us soon...
Will miss out on the party in Kemah but will keep up with the HTCC forum to see what else is going on. See y'all eventually...
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:55 PM   #63
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I love living in Houston ...sunny and upper 60's to low 70's this weekend. Was able to get the car completely cleaned up and 4 coats of Zaino on it (2-Z5, 2-Z2). Didn't think it was possible to make SGM stand out more but wow! Will try to get out and take some new pictures tomorrow.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:55 AM   #64
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Well, crappy! Made it to 5100 miles before something went wrong.

Started off on Friday last week with an intermittent rhythmic screech sound from under the hood - like metal on metal bearings going out on a pulley sound. By the time I made it home from work, the screech sound had stopped and been replaced with an equally rhythmic ticking sound. :(

Pull off the Vararam intake and poked around a bit. Looks like the ticking sound is coming from the belt that runs the A/C compressor. The front most rib on the belt has pretty much been chewed off and the belt is splitting between the first and second rib. Nice...

Ribbed belts just don't magically start to shred unless one of the two pulleys is out of alignment. It's either the crank pulley or the A/C compressor. Either way, the car is now sitting at the dealership to see what they can figure out...
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:26 PM   #65
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Well, new belt installed and they verified that the crank pulley wobble isn't out of spec (yet). They re-torqued the main pulley and sent me on my way. Said if it happens again, they'll take the next step of replacing either the crank pulley or the AC compressor (& pulley). One of those is causing the belt failure, if it wasn't just a defective belt to begin with...

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Well, new belt installed and they verified that the crank pulley wobble isn't out of spec (yet). They re-torqued the main pulley and sent me on my way. Said if it happens again, they'll take the next step of replacing either the crank pulley or the AC compressor (& pulley). One of those is causing the belt failure, if it wasn't just a defective belt to begin with...

We shall see....
Hopefully that s it and no more. 3200 miles and first oil change to do.No problems yet
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:11 PM   #67
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Talking

Been busy at work lately but managed to get some stuff done recently.

First off - hit 10k miles last week. Miles are flying by...

Next up, new green stuff - SGM bowties from Big Worm Graphics, Anvil Auto fiberglass spoiler, and some extra SGM under the hood. (all paint done by Eric @ http://www.ericscustomfinishes.com/ in Pearland, TX.)













And lastly, my Camaro finally gets a name (by way of new license plates): NVSBL [Can't wait for the first time I get pulled over..."...but officer, how'd you see me, my car's invisible?"

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I sure hope you're bringing this car to Kemah on the 5th...

I can't wait to see it again... Looking Good..
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:21 PM   #69
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Yep, I'll be there! Wouldn't miss it.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:47 PM   #70
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Looking good! All nice adds. The green bowtie though a small change sure looks way better then the gold !
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:23 PM   #71
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Engine cover

That is beautiful, I just recently bought a 2011 SGM Camaro and was wondering how much something like that would run for? I'll have to look local of course because Texas is a little out of my reach. Thanks in advance
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:37 PM   #72
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The painted engine cover was about $100 for paint/labor - I just gave them the stock one and said to tape off the silver and cover the black in SGM. Cost will really depend on whether your painter can get just the amount of MT-142 [I think that was the number] additive they need for the project or if they need to buy a pint/quart to do the work. My painter was able to just get what was needed for the engine cover and the spoiler from his supplier. According to his supplier, the SGM Camaro is the only vehicle he could find that used this additive.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:19 AM   #73
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I appreciate the info and wish me luck on finding someone who will have the necessary supplies. And I must say your car is absolutely beautiful. I will keep an eye on this page to see any new future upgrades you do.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:06 AM   #74
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Thanks! I've got a few more things planned but I think those will be on hold until we buy our next house later this year.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:09 PM   #75
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Thumbs up 1 year later...

So, after 1 year of ownership:

Miles driven: 18,863
Avg MPG: 18.7 (Best tank:24.2 / Worst tank:16.0)
Problems requiring service: 1 (A/C compressor belt replacement @ 5k miles)
Smiles: Countless!!


I still smile everyday when I open the garage door in the morning to leave and again when I step off the elevator on the 6th floor of the parking garage at the end of the workday. So glad that I chose to trade in my 2010 1LT/RS and get this 2011 SGM SS. Worth every penny I lost on the trade in.


Next up - New garage with a house attached.

Closing mid-October. Pretty sure my Camaro is going to love its new parking spot...
  • 21x80' driveway
  • 21x40' barn style garage with 21x20 covered parking
  • 10' ceiling
  • 16x9' door
  • 21x60' upstairs room (storage, game room, media room, 1/2 bath, etc...)

Need to grab an updated picture but this is the Camaro's new home...
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