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Old 02-05-2013, 10:16 AM   #1
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2Devious - 2013 SIM 1LE

Time to start a new Journal.

Traded in my 2010 1SS/RS on 24 January for a 2013 2SS RS 1LE with NPP and Nav.

Completed mods:
Skip Shift Eliminator
Black Gorrilla Locks
SIM Fuse Box Cover
SIM/Matte Strut Tower Brace
NPP Fuse pull.
Tint
1LE Badges
Fender Hashes
JBA High Flow Cats

Planned mods:
ZL1 Rockers
ZL1 Splash Guards
Intake - not decided which way to go yet.
Miscellaneous blackouts

Here is me going through the walk through at pickup:




Here she is after getting her home. Stripped, clayed and waxed:









After getting it cleaned up I started some blackout. Tinted the side
markers, blacked out the CAMARO script and the tail light bezels:









Over this past weekend I pulled the fuse box cover and strut tower brace. They both recieved a SIM paint job:





More to come!

(and yes, the trade up from a 10 1SS to a 13 2SS 1LE was COMPLETELY worth it)

UPDATE 16 Feb 13:

Finally got some sun to snap a few pics.
Got the 1LE badges on.
Finished up the Strut Tower Brace.
Blacked out the Bow Ties and the Fuel Door.
Cut up some 3M 1080 Vinyl and applied some Fender Hashes.
Got the windows done with some "medium" tint.




















** 7 March 2013 ** UPDATE **

Installed some JBA High Flow Cats. Sound is great. Haven't been on a dyno so I can only say that it feels like it picked up some power.

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:16 AM   #2
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:17 AM   #3
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:40 AM   #4
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Great looking car.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:24 AM   #5
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:06 PM   #6
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Sweet ride man, that thing looks just plain sinister
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:46 PM   #7
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:55 PM   #8
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Everything looks great. Holy crap that thing looks good in the sun! Should look even better with the ZL1 side rockers. Subscribed.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:07 PM   #9
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Very nice SIM 1LE ~


new desktop background ! !
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if i wasnt so poor
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:39 PM   #10
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Thanks for the compliments! SIM was my 3rd choice...now it has grown on me incredibly and I'm very glad I went with it.

It matches fairly well with my wifes silver/blacked out FJ Cruiser.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:52 PM   #11
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:00 PM   #12
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Silver is definitely an awesome color for the 1LE, congrats
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:20 PM   #13
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Kewl! Is that a decal on the tower brace?
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:51 PM   #14
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How/what did you use to tint your sidemarkers?
Also, how hard was it adding those side hash marks?
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:05 AM   #15
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Kewl! Is that a decal on the tower brace?
The brace is all paint with the exception of the "1LE" which is one of the badges I had made.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:10 AM   #16
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How/what did you use to tint your sidemarkers?
Also, how hard was it adding those side hash marks?
I tinted the side markers with 4 light coats and one medium coat of VHT Nightshades.

I used 3M 1080 vinyl for the stripes. I bought a 2'x5' sheet (cost around $26). Then I cut 4x 5"x21" stripes. The 3M 1080 stuff is AWESOME to work with. I will NEVER touch cheap vinyl again.
Make sure the paint is wax/dirt/dust free. Have a hair dryer handy just in case you get some wrinkles.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:11 AM   #17
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How did you black out the camaro letters? I did mine but i took them off, painted them and then reinstalled them. After a year its starting to fade a bit so i wanted to see if there was another way without taking them off again.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:13 AM   #18
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How did you black out the camaro letters? I did mine but i took them off, painted them and then reinstalled them. After a year its starting to fade a bit so i wanted to see if there was another way without taking them off again.
This is pretty much what I did.
I sprayed them with adhesion promoter and Duplicolor Bumper Paint. I used it on my wifes FJ and it has been holding up for over a year now with no fade.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:47 AM   #19
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Where did you get your 1LE badging for the back? By the way very nice MODs
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:16 AM   #20
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Looking great man...
Keep up the good work.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:52 AM   #21
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Where did you get your 1LE badging for the back? By the way very nice MODs
I contacted Roger from emblempros.com here on the forum. He was extremely helpfull.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:09 AM   #22
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congrats ! looks great !
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:58 AM   #23
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Don't see many silver 1LEs around...which is good for you. Looking clean!
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:19 PM   #24
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I tinted the side markers with 4 light coats and one medium coat of VHT Nightshades.

I used 3M 1080 vinyl for the stripes. I bought a 2'x5' sheet (cost around $26). Then I cut 4x 5"x21" stripes. The 3M 1080 stuff is AWESOME to work with. I will NEVER touch cheap vinyl again.
Make sure the paint is wax/dirt/dust free. Have a hair dryer handy just in case you get some wrinkles.
I'm going to attempt doing that this coming weekend now. Thanks for telling me how it's done.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:34 PM   #25
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Love the SIM 1LE and the mods you've done. I really want to put the NS-1 Stripe kit on my car but I may just add the Hash Stripes!
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