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Old 07-15-2013, 07:46 PM   #1
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Random shots from the drive from coast to coast

these are really just the Camaro specific pics...idk....some of you might think they're cool. i know i always wanted to drive coast to coast...so i think it was pretty cool.

heres me finishing up the initial tape job the morning we left...














this wasnt downhill or anything like that. i was getting more than 400 per tank, every fill up.



these two were just to cool to not take a pic of.



and heres the updated tape job....apparently going forward to aft works better than going side to side...who knew. (obvious sarcasm)



anyone else got any road trip pics?
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #2
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that splitter looks like it went through a cheese grader!
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:01 AM   #3
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It did haha. Gonna be picking up a new one here is few weeks.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:17 AM   #4
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I don't get it-Looks like crap. When I'm on the Interstates I want my Camaro to look good not like
I was hit by a huge blue paint ball. Almost 29,000 miles on my SS, almost 1/2 of them on long trips
and no chips.
Sorry, I just couldn't imagine driving 4,000 or 5,000 miles like that....
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:34 AM   #5
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Well it saved the front of the car from rock chips. I could care less how it looks for 4 days...it needs to look good for the next few years!
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:35 AM   #6
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I don't get it-Looks like crap. When I'm on the Interstates I want my Camaro to look good not like
I was hit by a huge blue paint ball. Almost 29,000 miles on my SS, almost 1/2 of them on long trips
and no chips.
Sorry, I just couldn't imagine driving 4,000 or 5,000 miles like that....
Agreed....why not just buy a bra for a road trip? While I don't like them....it would at least protect...and look halfway decent. Then just take it off after the trip.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:40 AM   #7
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Because the tape cost 5 bucks and did the same thing. You guys aren't understanding apparently....the drive across the country wasn't to see how good I could look while doing it. Hence the tape and stock wheels.

Honestly a bra looks like shit too...you really think a leather bra looks better? This option was very cheep and very functional.

Not to mention afterword I'm stuck with a bra that I'm never gonna use.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:29 AM   #8
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Nice man! welcome to the East Coast. I'd do the tape all day. I used a Colgan Bra going to C5Fest last year and it created all types of small scratches as rocks would get under the bra and then create friction which created small scratches.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:18 PM   #9
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Nice man! welcome to the East Coast. I'd do the tape all day. I used a Colgan Bra going to C5Fest last year and it created all types of small scratches as rocks would get under the bra and then create friction which created small scratches.
Exactly! Yet another reason why I'll never put a bra on my car.

And thanks for the welcome. It's good to be back on the right coast.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:51 PM   #10
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Nice.

You should do the whole thing like this!


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Old 07-16-2013, 03:00 PM   #11
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Hahaha that's a little much I think.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:05 PM   #12
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sweet pics!
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:38 PM   #13
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Nice man! welcome to the East Coast. I'd do the tape all day. I used a Colgan Bra going to C5Fest last year and it created all types of small scratches as rocks would get under the bra and then create friction which created small scratches.
I've used a LeBra for numerous trips within Texas and Texas-NC & return; never had anything get under it and damage the paint. To each their own; I prefer the bra to tape. The screening on the bra keeps all kinds of bugs out of the raditator as well.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:51 PM   #14
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Here are a few pictures I took while driving from Los Angeles to Denver.

The first is at the Virgin River Gorge in AZ. The next two I took in Green River UT.



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Old 07-22-2013, 08:37 PM   #15
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Wow. Great pics.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:42 PM   #16
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Nice. How did the tape hold up? I would consider doing that if I needed to go on a trip
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:38 PM   #17
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I would have plastidipped the front bumper and peeled it off at the end of the trip. That tape job seems like tedious work man :/ Resourceful nonetheless! Here's a panorama I took while on Blue Ridge Parkway

P.S. If you want to donate that old splitter to the SnoopyAce foundation, we'd gladly accept

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Old 07-23-2013, 06:21 AM   #18
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Nice. How did the tape hold up? I would consider doing that if I needed to go on a trip
It heals up great. Did exactly what I wanted it to do and was really cheep.

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I would have plastidipped the front bumper and peeled it off at the end of the trip. That tape job seems like tedious work man :/ Resourceful nonetheless! Here's a panorama I took while on Blue Ridge Parkway

P.S. If you want to donate that old splitter to the SnoopyAce foundation, we'd gladly accept
It was tedious but didn't take nearly as long to do as you'd think it would. Maybe a half hour.

Haha yea I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the splitter yet. It's pretty beat up.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:14 AM   #19
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Badass....I see some New Mexico in there somewhere I think.

Safe travels brotha
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I would have plastidipped the front bumper and peeled it off at the end of the trip. That tape job seems like tedious work man :/ Resourceful nonetheless! ...
But will plastidip prevent rock chips? Or will the rock just cut straight through the plastidip and still chip the paint?

I'm curious, 'cause this sounds like something fun to do for trips
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:36 AM   #21
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Badass....I see some New Mexico in there somewhere I think.

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Nope. That was Utah I think. We didn't go through New Mexico.

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But will plastidip prevent rock chips? Or will the rock just cut straight through the plastidip and still chip the paint?

I'm curious, 'cause this sounds like something fun to do for trips
I'm wondering the same thing. I still worry about being able to just peel it off with no residue or anything...the tape was easy and didn't leave anything. And only cost a few bucks.
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But will plastidip prevent rock chips? Or will the rock just cut straight through the plastidip and still chip the paint?

I'm curious, 'cause this sounds like something fun to do for trips
Plastidip cures as a rubber coating (a pretty durable one after a few coats especially). I'd assume a rubber coating would be more protective against rocks than tape which is basically paper with an adhesive backing. Both are good options for temporary paint protection, but I guess it's just a matter of preference. At about 5:40 in the video he hits it with a pressure washer and nothing happens. https://www.dipyourcar.com/pages.php?pageid=1
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:51 PM   #23
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Denis, maybe you can get the mods to change the title to your thread. (since all the folks want to talk about tape)
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:08 PM   #24
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Denis, maybe you can get the mods to change the title to your thread. (since all the folks want to talk about tape)
Haha "check out the tape on the front of my car!"
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:15 PM   #25
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What ever you do never use that Road Wrap crap. I put it on my car for the drive from LA to Phoenix. Driving through the desert sand and small rock got under it and scratched the paint. Some of the Ventura guys use a spandex bra. Doesn't look bad and it works. They used them on the drive to Super Chevy show last month.
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