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Old 06-03-2012, 08:43 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, 08:49 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, 09:47 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, 11:24 AM   #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, 11:42 AM   #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, 11:44 AM   #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, 11:55 AM   #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, 11:58 AM   #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, 12:05 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, 01:05 PM   #10
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You can get road wrap at Pep Boys.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:20 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, 02:19 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, 02:31 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, 02:41 PM   #14
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After 38k mine is okay up front, but the gills are an eye sore. :(
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