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Old 06-03-2012, 09:43 AM   #1
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Making 1,000 mile road trip is wrapping the front end with blue tape ok?

What are your thoughts my car is all polished up ready to go but I dont want rockchips and bugs
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:49 AM   #2
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Aside from blue painters tape looking dumb on the front, i dont see an issue. Unless it gets wet then baked on??? I dont know. I know i use a clear temporary bra that i cut and stick tothe front of my saturn when we tow it behind the motorhome. Maybe something like that would be better?
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:47 AM   #3
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I do have an Aqua blue camaro so it won't be such an eyesore
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:24 PM   #4
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Maybe the only issue would be if it gets baked on, like Matt8892 mentioned. Coming back from C5Fest last year, I taped the front of my car with blue painters tape and it came off okay. That trip was only 370 miles, but I do remember that it was pretty warm that day.
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:42 PM   #5
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I'm not planning on keeping it on very long just to make the trip I'm moving from Denver to Houston so it's just a one way trip
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:44 PM   #6
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I have all the essential Adams polishing stuff so I'm not really worried I just don't want a bunch of bugs and rock chips all over the front end
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:55 PM   #7
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I'm leaving for a long trip on Thursday and this post made me think of getting a bra. The Colgan bras take 6 weeks to ship! So much for getting one by Wednesday.


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Old 06-03-2012, 12:58 PM   #8
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Not sure how much time you got before your trip, but what about this??
http://www.afterthoughtsauto.com/road-wrap.html

I am planning on using it for when I go to the Fest/BBOMG
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:05 PM   #9
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Not sure how much time you got before your trip, but what about this??
http://www.afterthoughtsauto.com/road-wrap.html

I am planning on using it for when I go to the Fest/BBOMG
Nice find. I'll call them tomorrow morning because I would hate to order and not have it here in time. Big waste of money.



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Old 06-03-2012, 02:05 PM   #10
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You can get road wrap at Pep Boys.
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:20 PM   #11
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You can get road wrap at Pep Boys.
You da man

Not seeing it on their site but I'll stop in and take a look.

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Old 06-03-2012, 03:19 PM   #12
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I can't imagine going on a road trip and having the front end of my Camaro looking like crap.
I've been down to South Folrida and up into Canada with my SS.
After 19,000+ miles I've got no chips and bugs wash off.
Just my opinion.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:31 PM   #13
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I can't imagine going on a road trip and having the front end of my Camaro looking like crap.
I've been down to South Folrida and up into Canada with my SS.
After 19,000+ miles I've got no chips and bugs wash off.
Just my opinion.
You're lucky. After 33k mine looks a little rough in the front.


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Old 06-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #14
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After 38k mine is okay up front, but the gills are an eye sore. :(
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:42 PM   #15
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I would think a roll shrink wrap used in packaging would at least let you "peel" the dirt and bugs off. As far as chips it may not provide as much protection.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:02 PM   #16
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If you don't want to wait the 6 weeks turn around for the Colgan Bra, just Visit CarBras.com they stock the Colgan Custom style for Camaro's Since they usually have 'em in stock, they ship fast. If you have a Lowes or HomeDepot nearby, I have discovered that in the carpeting isle, there is a clear plastic film in rolls that costs about $10, its usually used for setting on top of carpeting, it is lightly adhesive and works surprisingly well to protect the car. I recently used it on a long trip to the East Coast to protect the lower quarters and gill area. just trim the product before you set it to the clean surface and gently smooth it with your hand as it goes on. Since it is clear it is somewhat un-noticable from a distance. after your trip, just peel it off. I had mine on for about 2 weeks and it did not harm any surfaces. check it out
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:02 PM   #17
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I wouldnt use road wrap my buddy used it on his camaro and it started to come off it was flapping in the wind and it scratched his paint
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #18
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Thanks blakk11 I might check that out I know tape is ugly but if it gets the job done then I might do that.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:12 PM   #19
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Yah, it worked pretty well, for the gill area, don't bother pressing it down 'into' the gill as it will stretch, so just let it bridge the gill, they will appear as opaque. Sorry I did not have pictures of it for you. It is a little tricky at first, so if you don't get a smooth adhesion the 1st time, just peel it off and try another trimmed sheet. The smaller the pieces the better. And it helps if you have another person to help hold the roll as you stick it. It was great that it did not work loose even after getting water on it, took it thru the carwash a few times and it was still staying put.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:18 PM   #20
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If you don't want to wait the 6 weeks turn around for the Colgan Bra, just Visit CarBras.com they stock the Colgan Custom style for Camaro's Since they usually have 'em in stock, they ship fast. If you have a Lowes or HomeDepot nearby, I have discovered that in the carpeting isle, there is a clear plastic film in rolls that costs about $10, its usually used for setting on top of carpeting, it is lightly adhesive and works surprisingly well to protect the car. I recently used it on a long trip to the East Coast to protect the lower quarters and gill area. just trim the product before you set it to the clean surface and gently smooth it with your hand as it goes on. Since it is clear it is somewhat un-noticable from a distance. after your trip, just peel it off. I had mine on for about 2 weeks and it did not harm any surfaces. check it out
Just ordered and payed for overnight ship. Thanks man!

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Old 06-03-2012, 04:26 PM   #21
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You're wecome, it has a great fit.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #22
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Done it all.

The wrap comes off.

The Bra leave lines from lapping in the wind.

Best thing I've done is wax it really good. I have left the wax on the lower area until I arrived or at a nightly hotel and wiped it down and re-applied in the morning.
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Here's the shape of the well clip after positioning
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:52 PM   #24
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Done it all.

The wrap comes off.

The Bra leave lines from lapping in the wind.

Best thing I've done is wax it really good. I have left the wax on the lower area until I arrived or at a nightly hotel and wiped it down and re-applied in the morning.
That does nothing for stones.

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Old 06-03-2012, 06:25 PM   #25
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blackk11SS, the bra looks tight on black. My wife and I take a lot of weekend rides and I ordered that bra for the same reason. And the fact living in Colorado is horrible for the front of a car.
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