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Old 08-18-2013, 05:33 PM   #69
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I'd definitely invest in a clear bra. At least for the front bumper so you can preserve it as long as possible
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:37 PM   #70
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Yeah I had a 3M bra on my 2010. It covered the entire front bumper, side mirrors part of the front fenders and 1/3rd of the hood. It protected the paint really well but I did not like the seems being noticeable, and since this was my daily it started to show its wear after almost three years. However the XPEL covers the entire hood and they tuck the edges so you cannot see them. Also it is "self healing" so it gets rid of water spots and swirl marks easier. My old 3M bra was damn near impossible to get rid of the swirl marks and water spots.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:45 PM   #71
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Would that black plastidip work on the bow tie emblem and the Camaro lettering? I just want to black them out, and all these black out kits seem overpriced as hell.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:08 PM   #72
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Kemah, cool, glad to have the H-town guys so willing to help with this next Fest... It's going to be amazazazing.....

I have to say you picked the best color for a ZL1...
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:52 PM   #73
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Would that black plastidip work on the bow tie emblem and the Camaro lettering? I just want to black them out, and all these black out kits seem overpriced as hell.
You could probably make it work. However I wouldn't if you cannot take them off and properly coat them.

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Kemah, cool, glad to have the H-town guys so willing to help with this next Fest... It's going to be amazazazing.....

I have to say you picked the best color for a ZL1...
Thanks, the color has REALLY grown on me, it's beautiful in the sun.

You wouldn't believe how excited the Houston crowd is. Just mentioning C5 fest at our club meeting yesterday got everyone talking.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:57 PM   #74
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You wouldn't believe how excited the Houston crowd is. Just mentioning C5 fest at our club meeting yesterday got everyone talking.
That's an understatement..
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:45 AM   #75
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You could probably make it work. However I wouldn't if you cannot take them off and properly coat them.
Yea I am planning on using a heat gun to remove them and then doing the work. I might even use vinyl wrap if that's better. Then I just gotta figure a way to stick them back on.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:43 AM   #76
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Sticking them back on might be tricky. That adhesive is pretty useless once it is removed from the car.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:44 PM   #77
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Sticking them back on might be tricky. That adhesive is pretty useless once it is removed from the car.
I am gonna roll with the plastidip, been watching the youtube DIYs and this stuff is very easy to use while the emblems, bezels etc are still on the car. I can't believe I haven't seen this stuff before and I still can't believe people spend upwards of $150 buying stuff from emblempros/defenderworx.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:26 PM   #78
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Yeah I really don't know why people are spending that much on blacked out bezels. Honestly I like the looks of the plasti dip more than the after market bezels. It gives it a similar look and texture as the black plastic trim GM uses.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:50 PM   #79
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Made a trip over to D3 Performance Engineering to get their High Capacity Water Reservoir. Here's a couple of pictures of the D3 tank



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Old 08-25-2013, 04:48 PM   #81
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Nice... Great look...
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:15 PM   #82
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A present from the girlfriend

Kind of hard to tell from the pictures but this is actually Crystal Red Tintcoat (same as my exterior paint color)









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Old 08-29-2013, 12:42 AM   #83
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A present from the girlfriend

Kind of hard to tell from the pictures but this is actually Crystal Red Tintcoat (same as my exterior paint color)









Nice! I like it! I've been thinking of painting mine metallic black...
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Very nice, Great gift as well... She may be a keeper...
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Kind of hard to tell from the pictures but this is actually Crystal Red Tintcoat (same as my exterior paint color)









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Old 08-29-2013, 08:25 PM   #85
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Just ordered new plates. It just occurred to me that people may interpret the "5.0" as the police.... lol
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