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Old 08-12-2013, 10:14 PM   #1
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2014 RS front chrome strip

On the 2014 RS, does anyone know if the the chrome strip is attached to the grill or the fascia? Does it look removable if attached to the grill? I hope to put the grill from the RS with the square openings on a non RS 2014 1LE when I get it. Of course I could only do it if the strip is not permanently attached to the grill.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:30 AM   #2
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I looked at it and it seemed glued?? Yeah
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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I haven't seen it in person or read anything about it so I cannot give a definite answer but unless the strip is bolted to the front fascia it usually is a strip of 3M double sided tape, like your badges.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:20 AM   #4
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I pulled on it a little and it seemed pretty well attached. Really not sure what's holding it on though.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:36 AM   #5
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I actually kind of like it - but I'm concerned that it will start pitting & start peeling in a few years. Not sure that was a good idea putting it there.

Be interesting to see what mods are created for replacing or removing.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:34 PM   #6
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I looked at it and it seemed glued?? Yeah
Thanks. Plan B will likely be adding the Z28 type grill.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:29 PM   #7
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:34 PM   #8
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Keep pulling it should pop out or else look for a release latch.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:10 PM   #9
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Plastidip it.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:25 AM   #10
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Plastidip it.
+1,000.
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:16 AM   #11
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Plastidip it.

Wrong Paint it is the real way to go IMO if you don't like it Plasti dip just seems too cheap looking like spray paint.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:25 AM   #12
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Wrong Paint it is the real way to go IMO if you don't like it Plasti dip just seems too cheap looking like spray paint.
With paint, you get a couple rock chips, and the whole thing is ruined. You get rock chips on your plasti dip, just spray over it and bam. And Plasti dip doesn't look like spray paint.. It looks like flat (matte) paint.
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I actually kind of like it - but I'm concerned that it will start pitting & start peeling in a few years. Not sure that was a good idea putting it there.
On my DD'ing Pontiac, I sort of riced it out with a chrome strip on the grille (hey, it looks good and I like it lol), basically same concept held on by the 3M tape. Have had it there without replacement or need to add extra adhesive for 7 years and the chrome looks just as good as the day I put it on. I would hope the Camaro's chrome will do even better, seeing as it's a stock component and not something you pick up at a non-auto parts related store
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:26 AM   #14
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That reason is pretty much solely why I got a 14 instead of waiting 2 months for a 14. I think it looks ugly and cheap. And the put too much of a point on the nose.

Two lights are okay if you get the upgraded LED one but I'll stick with my 2x2 tail lights over those any day
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:27 AM   #15
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I don't think you would need to worry about it pitting, I have some plastic chrome on the grill of my avalanche that is now 11 years old and it looks fine
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Not crazy about the chrome either.
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:21 PM   #17
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Plastidip it.
This! it will go well with the little piece on the top of the lower grill

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Wrong Paint it is the real way to go IMO if you don't like it Plasti dip just seems too cheap looking like spray paint.
uhm.. if you plastidip it right it looks just like the OEM Grill coating.
on such a small piece, with little practice, it would be difficult to get it wrong.
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Plasti Dip is amazing! If you don't like it peel it off.
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:10 PM   #19
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On the 2014 RS, does anyone know if the the chrome strip is attached to the grill or the fascia? Does it look removable if attached to the grill? I hope to put the grill from the RS with the square openings on a non RS 2014 1LE when I get it. Of course I could only do it if the strip is not permanently attached to the grill.
Can't answer your question, but that chrome strip is the only thing I don't care for about the 2014s.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:22 PM   #20
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I was at a dealer today checking out the 2014 2ss. I checked as close as possible as I could. I slightly pushed the chrome strip back at the end that goes down onto the headlight and it slid back. It wasn't glued there. And also looks like it may be screwed on to the bumber from the inside. I could see a small gap in between the chrome strip and the bumper as I slightly pulled down on the strip all along the way. It could've snapped on or screwed on. I could almost bet it's not glued on. As far as what's I have no idea. But looks like the bumper will have to be removed to take the chrome strip off. Sorry I really wish I could explain it better. Hope this helps!
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:24 PM   #21
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From that exploited view pic, the eyebrow seems to be quite easy to remove. Remove bolt 28, remove bolt #8 attached to the #9 bracket, remove the matching passenger side bolt not shown in the exploited pic and it should come right out.

First mod would be taking off the front bumper the second I got it home, with some plasti dip on stand by in case it doesnt look right removed. The RS and non-RS bumpers are identical though for both the V8 and V6 styles, so it looking ok removed seems like a logical thought to me.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:29 PM   #22
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I originally thought the strip was an LED light strip.. hahaha maybe my idea is better!!
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:31 PM   #23
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With all the changes that chevy has made I wonder what the aftermarket is going to come out with like lights, rear bumper replacement and spoilers.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:31 PM   #24
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I'm wondering would the Front or back bumper of the refresh fit a 2013 or below ???
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:43 PM   #25
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Doing some testing with Big Worm. It is not a "pop out" piece.
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