Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
dave@hennessey
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-24-2013, 10:54 AM   #43
45thCAMARO 2SS/RS
xquest91x
 
45thCAMARO 2SS/RS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 45th Anniversary 2SS/RS
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Yuma, AZ
Posts: 536
Quote:
Originally Posted by skipinminn View Post
I traded my BLack Camaro SS/RS after 3months keeping it clean was just TOOOOOOO much work :( That and it was just to fast a BIG TICKET waiting to HAPPEN.
45thCAMARO 2SS/RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 11:02 AM   #44
45thCAMARO 2SS/RS
xquest91x
 
45thCAMARO 2SS/RS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 45th Anniversary 2SS/RS
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Yuma, AZ
Posts: 536
Quote:
Originally Posted by coreyaustin17 View Post
i feel your pain ive had 2 reckless driving tickets in 2 months ( ct reckless driving is anything 85 and above on the interstate kinda ridiculous but thats the law one i was doing 86 the other he didnt radar me just somehow knew i was going way over 85 my lawyer fought this one and won so that was good
Don't get me wrong I know our cars are pretty quick but don't blame the car for the reckless driving, the car doesn't drive for you, and kinda sounds weird that u got a ticket for going over 1mph doubt that was the speed limit to begin with but yet again idk what state you are in, but if I was to guess u probably were doing 20+ mph over cause where I live it's 65 on the freeway but everywhere it's different but that's my guess.
45thCAMARO 2SS/RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 11:04 AM   #45
DuskSS
Bayou City Muscle Cars
 
DuskSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2SS Dusk Edition
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 1,443
Quote:
Originally Posted by 45thCAMARO 2SS/RS View Post
Don't get me wrong I know our cars are pretty quick but don't blame the car for the reckless driving, the car doesn't drive for you, and kinda sounds weird that u got a ticket for going over 1mph doubt that was the speed limit to begin with but yet again idk what state you are in, but if I was to guess u probably were doing 20+ mph over cause where I live it's 65 on the freeway but everywhere it's different but that's my guess.
exactly I can get that same ticket in any car.

learn a little self control and take responsibility for your actions.
__________________
2013 2SS Dusk Edition
Lethal Racing Stage V
PER 418ci Forged LS3
530/520 SAE
DuskSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 11:28 AM   #46
paul84043

 
paul84043's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 Camaro 2SS RS 1LE
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Lehi, Utah
Posts: 1,056
Automotive paint in general went to crap when the EPA forced manufacturers to change their formulations due to emissions guidelines.
It's not just the Camaro, it's all vehicles, you just care more now.
paul84043 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 11:28 AM   #47
TastyBake

 
TastyBake's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2LT/RS Black
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 895
Quote:
Originally Posted by daveagogo1 View Post
The butcher paper never touched the paint. Modern clearcoat would be the culprit. However, it also buffs out pretty well.
What type of clearcoat paint won't scratch from butcher paper?
From my understanding, water and non-water based (slightly older style) would have scratched from that paper.

Would a good coat of wax stop paper from scratching it?
TastyBake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 11:30 AM   #48
TastyBake

 
TastyBake's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2LT/RS Black
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 895
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuskSS View Post
The clear bra does add value at trade in since your paint will be flawless.
mine stops EVERYTHING. and is lifetime warranty so anything goes wrong he changes it.
it's already paid for itself.
try getting an estimate from a GOOD body shop to repaint the front bumper and mirrors. will be FAR more than a good clear bra install.
and a GOOD install especially if you have it Opticoated over you will barely be able to see it.
most people completely miss mine until they look super close.
Love bugs literally wipe off.. rocks from semis never make it to the paint. a very worthwhile investment on a new car with no damage.

And yes the dealer is most likely who trashed your paint with swirls.
even Ferraris need a full paint correction from the factory.

I just had mine full corrected and it is a stunner now. Opticoated over the top and it will stay perfect till I remove it.
No more wax no more swirls and no more crappy thin clear coat.
well worth the 500 bucks for correction and Opticoat. especially on a DD.
I SOOOOOOO (and I do me SOOOO) regret not getting a clear bra.

As soon as I bought the car, I said I'd get it. But...:(
TastyBake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 11:37 AM   #49
DuskSS
Bayou City Muscle Cars
 
DuskSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2SS Dusk Edition
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 1,443
Quote:
Originally Posted by TastyBake View Post
I SOOOOOOO (and I do me SOOOO) regret not getting a clear bra.

As soon as I bought the car, I said I'd get it. But...:(
Yah we bought ours on a Saturday by Monday morning it was in for tint and clear bra.
For sure is a great feature. Would have loved even more if the dealer had the option of it so it could have been included. But the place I went is far better than the dealer anyway.

Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
__________________
2013 2SS Dusk Edition
Lethal Racing Stage V
PER 418ci Forged LS3
530/520 SAE
DuskSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 11:40 AM   #50
The Stig
knows 2 facts about ducks
 
The Stig's Avatar
 
Drives: ...and they're both wrong
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The HMS Invincible
Posts: 26,275
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPARTAN sui View Post
I know prices will vary from shops, but how did that run you?

My only complaint about my car is the terrible paint. :( I hate getting close to wash it because I keep finding new chips everytime. My passenger side gills now have several chips.
Looooong story as to why, but my insurance covered the repaint - they shelled out about $8,000.
__________________
Click to view my build thread
The Stig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 11:43 AM   #51
Witt
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
Witt's Avatar
 
Drives: Locomotives
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Aliquippa PA
Posts: 264
Quote:
Originally Posted by paul84043 View Post
Automotive paint in general went to crap when the EPA forced manufacturers to change their formulations due to emissions guidelines.
It's not just the Camaro, it's all vehicles, you just care more now.
I disagree. GM-Corvette, Ford, and VW...just a few I've detailed over the past couple years are much more durable than some other finishes. They vary greatly between manufacturers and in GM's case, model and years.
__________________
Certified Internet Master Mechanic
Witt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 12:08 PM   #52
woodstock
 
woodstock's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Corvette Grand Sport
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: martinez Ga.
Posts: 500
I use Rejex on my car and everything just wipes off,bugs,road tar ,everything.
__________________
Casper is a 2012 Corvette Grand Sport w/ Heritage package.
woodstock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 12:33 PM   #53
hawk02
Convertible Three-peat
 
hawk02's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Victory Red ZL1 Convertible
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 1,019
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abomb1223 View Post
paint sucks. gills take most of the chips and I have a nasty one on the hood. Terrible. The heck is opti coat and how do I get it done? and how much?
Opti-Coat is an after market ceramic clear coat very similar to what is applied at the factory. It chemically bonds with the factory paint and essentially becomes the car's new outer clear coat.

Because it's forms a permanent layer over the existing finish, it's important to do any paint correction prior to it's application. I just had it applied to my car by a professional detailer last week. It cost me $500 ($200 for the paint correction + $300 for the Opti-Coat). You can apply it yourself. Cost is around $70 for a 20 mL syringe.

I chose to have a professional detailer apply it because I wanted to make sure the paint was properly corrected before application. The guy told me he spent almost 7 hrs polishing my car before he applied the Opti-Coat. And this is on a car with less than a 1000 miles that I only hand wash using a foam gun and two bucket method. I suspect most of the paint problems were caused by the dealer prep.

Anyway, here are a couple photos of my car after the Opti-Coat application
Attached Images
  
__________________
hawk02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 12:38 PM   #54
doubletap407
 
doubletap407's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 ls v6 blacked out
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Trinity , texas
Posts: 320
Yeah the paint on the Black Camaro's sucks but be careful of what you say or you will be in trouble with the powers that be on here I know I have done it before !
__________________
doubletap407 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 12:50 PM   #55
SPARTAN sui
PC Technician
 
SPARTAN sui's Avatar
 
Drives: 2016 Hyper Blue 2SS
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 1,369
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Stig View Post
Looooong story as to why, but my insurance covered the repaint - they shelled out about $8,000.
That's great too hear you had it covered. I was afraid it could be that expensive. Thanks for the reply.
__________________
SPARTAN sui is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 12:54 PM   #56
AndyMan74
 
Drives: 2013 inferno prage LS coupe.
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 14

Quote:
Originally Posted by two_wheel_mayhem View Post
Don't forget the orange peel.
AndyMan74 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.