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Old 06-20-2013, 11:08 AM   #18
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The best way to remove emblems is fishing line or dental floss and goo gone.....the people that have a tough time are just being impatient. LET THE GOO GONE DO IT'S WORK..Trickle it over the emblem and then WAIT 30 MIN. The fishing line will cut thru it like it's butter. Sometimes if it's a small emblem, I can just pull it off.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:33 AM   #19
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Plastidip FTW
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:37 AM   #20
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Plastidip FTW
agreed - rear bezels are the perfect application for plastidip..if you don't like it, peel it off. See the vids at dipyourcar.com for how to PD.....it's amazing how the stuff self levels, you don't need to be a great painter! My bezels with PD:
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:06 PM   #21
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what color was your car originally and what does a wrap like that cost?
It was victory red and wrap was $3700 and some tax!!
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:31 PM   #22
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Just purchased my 2013 IOM ZL1 and am definitely going to be making some suddle changes to the appearance. Have a few questions!

First one: want to change the chrome taillight bezels to black. Best way to do this?

2: would like to remove the rear bowtie completely, what's involved?

3: matte black exhaust tips... Pros/cons? Will it fade?

4: change the good bow tie on the front to black or cf.... I know I can buy em online but anybody have any suggestions for best quality/pricing?

5: change the chrome camaro lettering the black, best place to find the lettering?!?

Thanks C5, go on a number of forums and usually people are quite cynical and the typical keyboard warrior type. You all have been pretty awesome so far. Appreciate the input and advice!!

Goo gone, fishing line or plastic putty knife and blow dryer, etc to remove rear bowtie.

Using the right high temp paint or get the powdercoated , the exhaust tips should hold up, get double walled, and they dont get all that hot.

You can paint or plasti dip the front bow tie yourself. Just pull it off, sand, prime, paint, clear, etc.

People either plasti dip, or buy new letters on the fender.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:31 PM   #23
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BlackmambaZL1. I called my local custom exhaust shop on that very question. I figured black caliper or header spray paint. Shop told me they use BBQ spray paint. Cost like seven/eight bucks tops. Can take heat temps up to 1,800 way more than enough. I'll be removing my rear bumper to really be able to get the exhaust tips and the backside of the mufflers. They show too much from behind. The BBQ spray paint is a flat black, perfect for the look I want. Also just used it on my Strut Tower Brace Brackets. Going to use a different color on the bar itself. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:09 PM   #24
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Wow.. You guys are awesome thanks! I have never been the type of guy to work on my car, I'm handy and more than competent with tools, just never had a ride I cared about enough to do something to. Can't wait to get home in a couple weeks and do some of these, thanks again! I will post pics as I go!
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:29 PM   #25
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Wow.. You guys are awesome thanks! I have never been the type of guy to work on my car, I'm handy and more than competent with tools, just never had a ride I cared about enough to do something to. Can't wait to get home in a couple weeks and do some of these, thanks again! I will post pics as I go!
I'm a Girl, did/helped my husband on most of the mods so far. Just got a new daily driver, Subaru Crosstrek, and first thing we did was Plasti-Dip the Body Side Molding. It was white and it did help to break up all the white, but it didn't really have that pop. Here's a pic, and yes I know this is the Camaro forum, I'm certain somebody will chime in with a reminder.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:29 PM   #26
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looks good....
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:42 PM   #27
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Today we Blackened the Lower Rear Fascia. After/during, in-between coats of Plasti-dip, my fanatical husband, get this, yesterday three coats of sealer and let the third coat bond overnight. Today during the blackening of the lower rear fascia he did two coats of advanced finish polish followed by three coats of carnauba wax. I have to say it looks fantastic! Way better than it did on the dealership lot yesterday.

I think he's really just practicing for when he does some on The Devil's Nightmare. Anyway here's a pic of my new daily driver with the black side moldings and black lower rear fascia.
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