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Old 06-26-2014, 11:58 PM   #15
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Oh wow, I didn't notice until you said that! Agreed, I did the same on the day it delivered
How do you remove the rear bowtie? Hair dryer?
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:02 AM   #16
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How do you remove the rear bowtie? Hair dryer?
The detailer removed it; he said he worked it slowly off with dental floss and it came off clean, leaving the adhesive behind. He then removed the adhesive residue with solvent, but I'm not sure which product he used...
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:59 AM   #17
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Silver flat out rocks!!!! My favorite color on the Camaro. Jealous in the BIGGEST way.........
Thanks for all the kind comments. I have to say I liked the silver before, but love it even more post-detail...
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:39 AM   #18
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How do you remove the rear bowtie? Hair dryer?
Dental Floss, a soft plastic scraper and Goo-gone was what I used on my Vehicles.
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:35 AM   #19
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How do you remove the rear bowtie? Hair dryer?
I used floss and my finger to get the remaining adhesive off. Easy peazy on a warm day.
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:28 PM   #20
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I used floss and my finger to get the remaining adhesive off. Easy peazy on a warm day.
Do you still have your N-Ring logo? I seem to recall it was missing in your latest pics...
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:38 PM   #21
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Do you still have your N-Ring logo? I seem to recall it was missing in your latest pics...
My original intention on applying it was to recognize the fact the car spent time being tuned at the 'Ring. But the reality is that people were asking "you had this car at the 'Ring?"

So rather than go through the explanation and/or potentially be thought of as a poseur, I removed it

Bare rear at this moment.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:49 PM   #22
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:00 PM   #23
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My original intention on applying it was to recognize the fact the car spent time being tuned at the 'Ring. But the reality is that people were asking "you had this car at the 'Ring?"

So rather than go through the explanation and/or potentially be thought of as a poseur, I removed it

Bare rear at this moment.
Is it different than putting a Raiders sticker in the window when you've never played for the Raiders?

You can be a fan of something without being a poser.

If you have a Pontiac Bonneville, and never ran the salt, should you debadge it?
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:00 PM   #24
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Is it different than putting a Raiders sticker in the window when you've never played for the Raiders?

You can be a fan of something without being a poser.

If you have a Pontiac Bonneville, and never ran the salt, should you debadge it?
To each his own, I say. I've driven the Ring, but never driven it using my Z/28. I love the Ring and appreciate the fact that the Z/28 team used the Ring to tune the chassis on my car. The Ring sticker on the back of Zfat's car made me think he was emulating the test car that GM showed with the Ring sticker on the back, and sharing a little Ring love.

People are puzzled when I debadge my cars. In fact, the Z/28 is the only car where I haven't removed ALL of the factory names and badging. I may still remove the badges, because I like the clean look. Also, I don't need to impress anyone -- without the badges it's still a Z/28, and true enthusiasts will be able to tell what it is. Kinda the same thing as the Ring sticker, in reverse (I think); it's all about personal preference...
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:00 AM   #25
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Real nice, silver against the black looks great!
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Definitely. My detailer checked them both out in detail, and he believes the CQuartz is superior. If you go to my detailer's WEBSITE, you can find contact information. I'm sure he'd be glad to share his thoughts about why he chose to go with CQuartz...
Thanks for the post Ray, very kind of you! Both products (CQuartz Finest and Opti-Coat PRO) are great products, and I am a certified installer for both. The reason CQuartz Finest was the better choice here was a combination of protection, slickness, gloss, and UV protection for the clear film.

First, the film.... Film has no UV blockers in it, and neither does Opti-Coat PRO. Opti-Coat PRO works by allowing the factory UV blockers in your paint's clear coat to do their job without being diminished from exposure. CQuartz Finest is loaded with UV blockers which make it a better choice for the film since the film doesn't contain UV blockers. This choice will help maintain the film better in the long run.

Second, CQuartz Finest is slicker to the touch. It has more of the "freshly waxed" feel to it, where as Opti-Coat PRO does not.

And third, CQuartz Finest produces a higher gloss factor than Opti-Coat PRO does.

Like I said, both are great products, but for this application, the CQuartz Finest made the most sense.
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Wow, now thats a proper detail job, nothing like a basic color with a nice wax job.
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