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Old 06-17-2010, 10:51 AM   #1
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Question Gill Decal do over.

I did a wet install last night of some gill decals from Auto Trim DESIGN. They look awesome but I noticed some dust / bumps in one of the gills this morning.

Couple of questions:

1) Can i just pull them off if I don't want them anymore?

2) Can I take off the one with the dust and reapply it?

3) If I reorder some can I leave the one with dust under it on until I get the new ones in the mail (2weeks), or is this not good for the paint?

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Old 06-17-2010, 11:00 AM   #2
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dust underneath is no good, bumps will flatten over time. Maybe re-wet and reapply..
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:02 AM   #3
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dust underneath is no good, bumps will flatten over time. Maybe re-wet and reapply..
The other 5 look awesome, I must have like dropped this one on the floor while I wasn't looking or something....

So i just pull it off and re wet it ?
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:05 AM   #4
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The other 5 look awesome, I must have like dropped this one on the floor while I wasn't looking or something....

So i just pull it off and re wet it ?




If allowed to cure, you may not be able to pull and reapply.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:08 AM   #5
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The other 5 look awesome, I must have like dropped this one on the floor while I wasn't looking or something....

So i just pull it off and re wet it ?

you will have to soak it wet while carefully removing it, otherwise you'll stretch the vinyl and then it's pretty much toast...
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:09 AM   #6
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its a bump with a piece of dust under it, use your imagination... lol. Ill take some pics at lunch though
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:44 PM   #7
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Before & After

I went ahead and pulled it off and reapplied it. The decal stretched at the top but the bumps are gone now.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:36 PM   #8
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Those look really good. Best looking gills I've seen, I think. Impressive.
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:53 PM   #9
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Those look awesome. I'm looking at the different ones on Auto Trim Design, which ones did you get exactly? I have a 2011 CGM on the way, and that looks like something I might want to do.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:35 PM   #10
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Yeah thanks a lot I saw someone with the faded gills at Camaro fest and knew I had to get them.

These are [ATD-CHVCMRODCL25]Chevrolet Camaro Side Vent Highlight Decal Kit 1 (1) $27.95
Color Choice: Black Fades
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:40 PM   #11
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They are pretty subtle on the CGM but I really love mine. Put them on a few weeks before the Fest.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:43 PM   #12
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Yeah thanks a lot I saw someone with the faded gills at Camaro fest and knew I had to get them.

These are [ATD-CHVCMRODCL25]Chevrolet Camaro Side Vent Highlight Decal Kit 1 (1) $27.95
Color Choice: Black Fades
Looks nice! Those are the ones I wanted and I've sent the company an email about adjusting their cut so that the decals fit more into the corners at the ends. In essence, they seem to square off instead of exact fit. The fade can't be beat and give the best definition of the gills in my opinion. I instead settled with the outline decals which are OK but not as nice as what you have. If I can get those that you and cut them the exact angle of the gill top, I may do that.
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:59 AM   #13
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Those look like air bubbles. Drive it, give it a couple of weeks and see if they work them selves out. I had Bee Bee repainted after the hit and run before the fest. They fixed her after the fest and I noticed allot of what your picture looks like. 3 weeks latter of Alabama heat they are gone. Body shop said they should go away and they did so give it a shot.
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where did you get it ? I like it I think it would look wicked on my silver one
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I need to get some of those. Sans the bumps of course.
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:03 PM   #16
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I think the vinyl fades look real good. Here's mine:



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Which way is the best or easiest application method, wet or dry?
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Which way is the best or easiest application method, wet or dry?
WET! Dry almost always results in air bubbles and crooked lines.
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The wet application is quite easy. You'll be able to manuver the decals around for a perfect fit. And you be able to get the bubbles out easier too.
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