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Old 07-31-2013, 12:28 PM   #51
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Any one try plasti dip on the gills? Seems like it would take some prep time in masking it off but seems like it should turn out well.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:39 PM   #52
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I bought a set of the Retro USA 69 style gill trim. Very expensive and cheaply made, the black paint started coming off almost from the first day, when I contacted them they said it was normal wear... I took them off and reinstalled a set of the Emblempros style 2 stainless gill trim and added black pinstripe tape. It looks much better for less than half the price.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:50 PM   #53
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I bought a set of the Retro USA 69 style gill trim. Very expensive and cheaply made, the black paint started coming off almost from the first day, when I contacted them they said it was normal wear... I took them off and reinstalled a set of the Emblempros style 2 stainless gill trim and added black pinstripe tape. It looks much better for less than half the price.
customer service rep: "how can I help you"
you: "the black paint on your gill trim inserts is coming off"
customer service rep: "well sir how long have you had them installed"
you: "3 hours"
customer service rep: "sir this is normal wear for that product in that amount of time, thank you for using our products, bye"
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:53 PM   #54
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customer service rep: "how can I help you"
you: "the black paint on your gill trim inserts is coming off"
customer service rep: "well sir how long have you had them installed"
you: "3 hours"
customer service rep: "sir this is normal wear for that product in that amount of time, thank you for using our products, bye"
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:04 PM   #55
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customer service rep: "how can I help you"
you: "the black paint on your gill trim inserts is coming off"
customer service rep: "well sir how long have you had them installed"
you: "3 hours"
customer service rep: "sir this is normal wear for that product in that amount of time, thank you for using our products, bye"
That's about the way it went down. Ridiculous!
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:17 PM   #56
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Gen5Diy's dash ABL kit. There is just no way that I can get a consistent light across the wide side of the dash. Just doesn't look right. Luckily, it's cheap so I didn't waste too much.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:19 PM   #57
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Gen5Diy's dash ABL kit. There is just no way that I can get a consistent light across the wide side of the dash. Just doesn't look right. Luckily, it's cheap so I didn't waste too much.
Did you use the weatherstripping method?
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:25 PM   #58
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Yeah, I did everything exactly the way I was told, then asked Ofer for some advice and he even said that its a challenge. At that pointing figured since I'm going to paint the dash trim anyways I would just uninstall and sell to someone who wanted to make the effort.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:42 PM   #59
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By far my rideskinz bumper.

The "changing" of the contract multiple times (missing spoiler and roof spoiler, and Tony "stopped production" of the vented fenders he was working on), the hassle of bringing my car down to LA multiple times and flying back or flying down and driving my car back on short notice while Tony was late everytime, the shredded inner fender liner from it not being secured correctly and air pushing it back into the tire multiple times, the breaking of tabs on one of my side markers, the ill fitment of the side markers forcing them to fall out of the bumper and hang by the wiring and flapping around scratching the paint (only happened once, I now drive without sidemarkers and put them in when I park) and the chipping of paint on the my hood was not what I had in mind, and one of the major reasons why I'm trading my car in to start fresh.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:26 PM   #60
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What mods did I regret with my 10 SS, well that is easy "all of them" I lost my shirt on the car when I sold it because it was modded
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:03 PM   #61
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This isn't much of a mod, but it definitely didn't work out well. Despite buying my Camaro new, it had some scratches around the ignition from test drives. I had my friend mill an aluminum piece to cover up the scratches. I loved the way it looked installed but the car wouldn't start! Apparently the aluminum ring was blocking a signal coming out of the key fob. Go figure.

Check out this thread for a cheap solution.

Now at 3+ years still on the first one,no scratches.

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Old 07-31-2013, 03:14 PM   #62
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Check out this thread for a cheap solution.

Now at 3+ years still on the first one,no scratches.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...itch+scratches
Thanks, but the scratches I was trying to cover up were on the plastic around the ignition cylider. They were pretty deep. I do have some faint scratching on the metal part, but I don't notice those too much. I may try this though.

Oddly enough, when I pulled off the aluminum ring I made the scratches had magically vanished.
I used silicone to attach it and the best theory I can come up with is the silicone either filled in the scratches or it melted the plastic just enough to smooth out the surface. I still liked the trim ring though.
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Gen5Diy's dash ABL kit. There is just no way that I can get a consistent light across the wide side of the dash. Just doesn't look right. Luckily, it's cheap so I didn't waste too much.
I had the same problem so I bought EL wire and attached it to the light bar that comes with the Gen5 kit. I tried everything to get the light even including polishing the ends of the light bar but it was bright on the ends but almost no light in the middle.

I would not have kept the ABL kit if I wouldn't have put the EL wire with the light bar. Now it looks perfectly even.

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Old 07-31-2013, 03:25 PM   #64
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I had the same problem so I bought EL wire and attached it to the light bar that comes with the Gen5 kit. I tried everything to get the light even including polishing the ends of the light bar but it was bright on the ends but almost no light in the middle.

I would not have kept the ABL kit if I wouldn't have put the EL wire with the light bar. Now it looks perfectly even.

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Old 07-31-2013, 06:52 PM   #66
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customer service rep: "how can I help you"
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customer service rep: "sir this is normal wear for that product in that amount of time, thank you for using our products, bye"

AWESOME This is a great thread!
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:13 PM   #68
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By far my rideskinz bumper.

The "changing" of the contract multiple times (missing spoiler and roof spoiler, and Tony "stopped production" of the vented fenders he was working on), the hassle of bringing my car down to LA multiple times and flying back or flying down and driving my car back on short notice while Tony was late everytime, the shredded inner fender liner from it not being secured correctly and air pushing it back into the tire multiple times, the breaking of tabs on one of my side markers, the ill fitment of the side markers forcing them to fall out of the bumper and hang by the wiring and flapping around scratching the paint (only happened once, I now drive without sidemarkers and put them in when I park) and the chipping of paint on the my hood was not what I had in mind, and one of the major reasons why I'm trading my car in to start fresh.
Damn This makes me super nervous for my Aggressor 2

My worst mod so far was probably this stupid "CAMARO RS" sticker I got for my dash trim. It was really crappy quality and it fell off like 2 hours after I put it on
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What mods did I regret with my 10 SS, well that is easy "all of them" I lost my shirt on the car when I sold it because it was modded
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MRT Rear window louver. Extremely poor fitment. Was advertised to 'perfectly compliment the lines of your 2012 Camaro'. It really didn't. Top left corner stuck up about 1" from the window! Sent them pics and got this response;

"From the pictures you did a very nice job installing the louver and your concern of the driver side top corner does not raise any flags telling us there is a problem with the louver or installation. If an absolutely perfect fit is what you are after I would suggest have a local metal fabrication shop modify the louver to achieve the custom fit your looking for."

Asked them to send replacement pegs and clips so I could have it professionally installed and tweaked and just got ignored. Now I have a $500 aluminum P.O.S. sitting in my garage.

Learned after order that MRT stands for 'Mustang Racing Technologies'. Should've known better.
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Damn This makes me super nervous for my Aggressor 2

My worst mod so far was probably this stupid "CAMARO RS" sticker I got for my dash trim. It was really crappy quality and it fell off like 2 hours after I put it on
Ha! I got vinyly stickers with the Chevy logo to cover up the airbag warnings on the visors. It looked so lame and everyone kept commenting on them, so I finally removed them and just slapped them on a guitar case.
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MRT Rear window louver. Extremely poor fitment. Was advertised to 'perfectly compliment the lines of your 2012 Camaro'. It really didn't. Top left corner stuck up about 1" from the window! Sent them pics and got this response;

"From the pictures you did a very nice job installing the louver and your concern of the driver side top corner does not raise any flags telling us there is a problem with the louver or installation. If an absolutely perfect fit is what you are after I would suggest have a local metal fabrication shop modify the louver to achieve the custom fit your looking for."
You have to be kidding me!!

Any gap smaller than 1 inch is considered precise? I don't think I'll be buying anything from them. Precision isn't measured in inches...
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Damn This makes me super nervous for my Aggressor 2

My worst mod so far was probably this stupid "CAMARO RS" sticker I got for my dash trim. It was really crappy quality and it fell off like 2 hours after I put it on

Aubrey, The bumper now "sorta" fits, but my sidemarkers are being sold at less than half price if that says anything. The biggest reason was all the "shortcuts" and business ethics. That's all I'm going to say publically. If you need more details, feel free to pm me.
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You have to be kidding me!!

Any gap smaller than 1 inch is considered precise? I don't think I'll be buying anything from them. Precision isn't measured in inches...
Yeah. I think the fact that they recommend aftermarket modification of their aftermarket modification in order to achieve a clean fit is a dead giveaway for poor product engineering.
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