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Old 02-16-2010, 07:10 PM   #113
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IF YOU GET THIS GRILLE I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND PAINTING IT EVEN IF YOU WANT IT TO BE BLACK! THE SMOOTH PART IS BARE PLASTIC AND THE SUN WILL FADE IT TO AN UGLY GREYISH COLOR OVER TIME

for some reason textured plastic doesn't fade the same way though

At least put a clear sealant on it to protect the color from fading. i got my grille in today, and it looks great! i took it to the paint shop and they are only charging me 1 hour paint labor plus materials = total $75! that is cheap!

how do i know this you ask? i have installed a grille on another car and left the smooth black plastic as is... 3 months later it started to show signs of fading, i installed it about a year ago and it looks like sh!t now.
if you don't believe me, you'll be doing this every 6 months!
How did you install one a year ago when they just became availible to purchase? Not to mention the Camaro hasn't even been on sale for a entire year..... These grills are not made of the same plastic that the fender flares on a Jeep are made of... they come in the same finish that the aero kit from GM is painted, do they fade too?
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:56 PM   #114
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Thanks for the great information about the grille. I received mine today and I have a question about painting. How far in towards the horizontal bars did you paint? Did you mask off each bar to paint? I'm not sure, so any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:33 PM   #115
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I painted mine exactly where the factory painted the metallic grey, if you look closely you will see the difference.
Welcome to Camaro5 by the way! I see this was your first post.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:14 PM   #116
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Thanks! Yea, first post- this is great!
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:21 PM   #117
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I painted mine and the fog light surrounds. Then put '69 emblems all around. Retro!
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:42 PM   #118
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Damn. That looks good!
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:27 PM   #119
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Any on a Rally Yellow car?

Has anyone installed one on a rally Yellow Camaro? I would like to see both Painted and unpainted, even though I have already ordered a painted one...
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:06 PM   #120
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That grill looks great. I just ordered mine a few minutes ago. Now I need to know where a person can buy the SS for the center of the grill??? I'd like to know where to get the Camaro script for the fender and the SS below it.

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Old 02-19-2010, 07:19 AM   #121
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That grill looks great. I just ordered mine a few minutes ago. Now I need to know where a person can buy the SS for the center of the grill??? I'd like to know where to get the Camaro script for the fender and the SS below it.

Thanks in advance.
yearone.com or camarocentral.com
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:30 AM   #122
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Also try DRCLASSIC.COM, that's where I bought mine. They specialize in camaros. If anyone lives in the Chicagoland area, I highly recommend Countryside Customs in Warrenville.630-393-6665. They did all the painting and work on my car.

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Old 02-20-2010, 08:12 PM   #123
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Got mine installed today! Not too bad for time, took a couple of hours is all. The hardest part for me was removing the old grill once the fascia was removed. About 20 to 30 minutes to put it all back together. No more huge egg crate on the front!
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:09 PM   #124
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Yea, removing the stock insert was a pain in the ass. Although gotta love the new look. Here's pictures of my install. I'm not sure if I'm going with the clean look or the Bowtie and SS.
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:16 PM   #125
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More pics. What do ya think?
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:24 PM   #126
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More pics. What do ya think?
I think I would mover the bowtie down one slot, and the SS over to the right a little and down one slot...
Otherwise it looks great !
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