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Old 07-09-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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Some guy copied my car

So I got a new 13 convertible IOM in color and put some slp rims on it and did some hood spears and javelin stripes, zl1 rockers and heritage grill. I parked my car inside an aircraft hangar I work at until the weather improved this spring. A person that works at the facility next door came over one day and asked to look at my car. He complimented me on my car and asked a bunch of questions and that was the end of it or so I thought.

So today I drive into work today and parked in the parking lot next to my place of employment is a 2013 IOM convertible that is a perfect clone of my car. He copied my car right down to the rims.

Would you be upset of flatered? I am a bit taken back by this and not sure how I feel.

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Old 07-09-2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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So I got a new 13 convertible IOM in color and put some slp rims on it and did some hood spears and javelin stripes, zl1 rockers and heritage grill. I parked my car inside an aircraft hanagar I work at until the weather improved this spring. A person that works the facility next door came over one day and asked to look at my car. He complimented me on my car and asked a bunch of questions and that was the end of it or so I thought.

So today I drive into work today and parked in the parking lot next to my place of employment is a 2013 IOM convertible that is a perfect clone of my car. He copied my car right down to the rims.

Would you be upset of flatered? I am a bit taken back by this and not sure how I feel.
I'm gonna be honest I'd be pretty pissed. All you can do now is make sure yours is faster than his!
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:32 PM   #3
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I'd install a lift and 32's then see if he copies you again.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:33 PM   #4
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I would smash his face in for being a douche.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:37 PM   #5
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what other people does not bother me....I guarantee you mine would be better detailed than his...how he takes care of it will separate the looks fast....
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:40 PM   #6
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I can understand one or two mods the same. But the same colors and all mods ? That's crappy.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:40 PM   #7
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I have a few copycats. I even had a guy tell me on more than one occasion that he had seen my car around and was going to do his stripes like mine, same color car, same color stripes!
Its gonna happen so I've learned to just get over it. But that guy is pretty ballsy. If it was me I would have told him how much I didn't appreciate it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:41 PM   #8
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what other people does not bother me....I guarantee you mine would be better detailed than his...how he takes care of it will separate the looks fast....
I have chip guarded with xpel most of the car and used adams polishes glaze and wax. My car will never see rain and will be pristine. No contest here, I will win on that front hands down.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:42 PM   #9
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There was a thread earlier today that touched on this topic, he sold his car

I'd ask him why did he do it, just be upfront with him and see what's what
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:46 PM   #10
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Swap license tags with him, then put on a disguise and go rob a bank, make sure they see the tag number then go back and swap tags back. You win, you keep the money and he goes to jail......JK..
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:46 PM   #11
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go up to him and give him your autograph
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:52 PM   #12
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I'd take it as a compliment! It seems like you detailed your car exactly how he thought it should look! I bet if you talked to him, he'd say how much he loved the way your car looked. (Now if he starts talking trash... That's a whole 'nother story.)



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Old 07-09-2013, 10:56 PM   #13
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So I got a new 13 convertible IOM in color and put some slp rims on it and did some hood spears and javelin stripes, zl1 rockers and heritage grill. I parked my car inside an aircraft hangar I work at until the weather improved this spring. A person that works at the facility next door came over one day and asked to look at my car. He complimented me on my car and asked a bunch of questions and that was the end of it or so I thought.

So today I drive into work today and parked in the parking lot next to my place of employment is a 2013 IOM convertible that is a perfect clone of my car. He copied my car right down to the rims.

Would you be upset of flatered? I am a bit taken back by this and not sure how I feel.

Take it as a compliment, Dude. No reason to be upset about something like this. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, so be proud of your design and that someone wants to mimic the result.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:59 PM   #14
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He's stalking you. Kill or be killed... LOL !!!
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:20 PM   #15
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He loved your car so much he wanted one for himself...

I mean, I get your being off put by it... one of my best friends has a summit white 2LT with inferno stripes, and when my dealer called me with one identical, but in an SS, I told him I couldn't be that guy... but what can you really do? No point in being upset about it- life's too short for petty stuff like that.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:09 AM   #16
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Ummm, i would find it bittersweet.. ive had a guy come to me before that did this to his car, and wanted to know what could be done... so i told him, buy some plastidip, and spray your car. Then if he gets his car painted, peel it off.. haha
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:34 AM   #17
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GM copies mine all the time. I just saw one just like mine on the lot the other day. Bastards! LOL

Seriously though, that is kind of weird to copy it part for part.
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