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Old 07-22-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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It's too late for me, but maybe not for you...

Just wanted to share this piece of advise for new ZL1 owners regarding your rocker panels behind the doors and paint protection/film.....

Do it!!

My 13 ZL1 only has 800 miles on the odo and she is already peppered with rock chips where the side "fins" are located behind the door. I wish I would have thrown some protective film on there when I has a chance!

Oh well, Doctor colorchip for me....but hopes this helps someone else...
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:51 PM   #2
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Sorry about the peppered gills there is a member on the forum that sells front splash guards that I just put on last week and they look great ! His call sign is Oneslow. Very easy install.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:17 PM   #3
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Yes it's ********** I actually just received mine today putting them on when I get home
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:32 PM   #4
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I bought a couple pieces of Xpel film from their website and installed them myself. Super easy and well worth the time. I just watched a few videos on YouTube to learn the materials and technique. Highly recommended.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:55 PM   #5
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Yeah it's too late for me too, why I also preach to new owners
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:42 PM   #6
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Good Advice. That was the first mod I did to my car. I did the paint protection and put the rock guards on also.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:45 PM   #7
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So, I know that the SS has a little bit of this issue as well. Do the tires sit out a little further on the ZL1?
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:54 PM   #8
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Same thing happened to mine. I did have the Expel clear film installed on the front bumper and side mirrors. This car attracts bugs like no other I've owned including my TB SS.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:58 PM   #9
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slightly peppered 1LE =/
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:58 PM   #10
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So, I know that the SS has a little bit of this issue as well. Do the tires sit out a little further on the ZL1?
yes. and instead of a treaded pattern throughout, so the rocks would carry and hit the wheel well, the outside of the Supercar g-2 on the 1le and zl1 is basically flat, so it just throws them straight back.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:03 PM   #11
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Also too late for my 2010 SS with only 5,292 miles...

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Old 07-22-2013, 10:05 PM   #12
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mine arnt that bad. just noticed a small few.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:06 PM   #13
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paint correction and PPF (Paint Protection Film) at proper detailer/installer. Best first mods you will ever do after picking up your new beloved ride. But better late than never!
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