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Old 12-15-2016, 08:55 AM   #29
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Looks good as hell! all way around tint and all. I might have to hit up ACW
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:05 AM   #30
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I'm talking the first wraped ZL1. Not other models.
The matte black car was a ZL1.

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I appreciate all the compliments gents. I'm really happy with new look. Satin really accentuates the chiseled features of the gen6's.

If you go with a quality wrap, most reputable installers will charge between $1,800 and $2,500 for a car this size. I paid $2,200.

As long as you stay away from the chrome color wraps, these are every bit as durable as paint jobs. I originally wanted the black chrome wrap, but my installer told me it would be a maintenance nightmare because it would scratch easily. Plus he said he's had a number of clients who had to get the hood panel rewrapped because admirers would take selfies of themselves on top of the car while it was parked...leaving scratches and swirly marks everywhere.

I don't daily this car, so it should last me anywhere from 5-7 years, which at that point I may be looking for a change anyway. If I plan to sell the car, which I don't, the black paint will still be in perfect condition.
Thank you for the information!

I'm serious when I say I very well may do this...and I've never considered wrapping a car before. Such a strange feeling.

I assume they took the mirrors, door handles, and wing off to properly wrap the car? How does it look inside the door sills and under the hood? Just curious if it terminates "cheaply" or not.

Sorry for the 20 questions, you've really piqued my interest.

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Very cool! I really dig the contrast with black ground effects on the stick car, but if I was going to do a wrap, I'd have a hard time deciding between contrast or color match now.
I definitely would go for contrast, but that's just me.
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:21 AM   #31
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beautiful.....
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:57 AM   #32
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very unique. Should be interesting to see how it wears over time but a very different look for sure.
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:13 AM   #33
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:42 AM   #34
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Beautiful wrap. I don't know about Atlanta, but down here, in Florida, that tint will cause you problem.
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Old 12-15-2016, 11:20 AM   #35
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never have been a fan of wrapping...but that looks really nice.

looks like its going 110 just standing still.
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Old 12-15-2016, 11:22 AM   #36
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Not wasting any time huh bro? Looks badass man can't wait to see it again!
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:28 PM   #37
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Man, that is gorgeous. Love to wrap my new grand sport in that color.
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:35 PM   #38
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That looks totally badass, I dig it. I may look into it, if nothing else to preserve the perfect paint into the 7-15yr mark.

So I know nothing about wraps, but you mentioned the paint remaining perfect underneath... After 5-7 years, will there be any difficulty in removing the wrap yourself, or would that be another job to be done by the pros?
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:39 PM   #39
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Looks sick but good luck sneaking past cops with that black windshield haha
Exactly what I thought. Is there anywhere that they allow a 35% tint on the windshield?
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:45 PM   #40
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Exactly what I thought. Is there anywhere that they allow a 35% tint on the windshield?
The law in KY is a 6 inch strip on top. Nothing else. But almost no one inforces that. There's cars and trucks everywhere with the entire windshield tinted and I had like a 12" strip on my 99 TA and never had any hassles.
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Old 12-15-2016, 03:08 PM   #41
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DUDE! right the HELL ON!!! Looks amazing, bud. I was told by my guy that few shops are wrapping the ZL1 due to having to take so many parts off. Did your installer have any qualms? Also, that rear window is a super-bitch unless you take out the deck.
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Old 12-15-2016, 06:14 PM   #42
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Very cool! I really dig the contrast with black ground effects on the stick car, but if I was going to do a wrap, I'd have a hard time deciding between contrast or color match now.
I don't think you can go wrong either way. I know a lot of guys are attracted to the contrast, but for whatever reason imo, the rocker/splitter/diffuser contrast works better on the Z06s. Then again, I'm just not a fan of my cars looking too 'busy'.

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I assume they took the mirrors, door handles, and wing off to properly wrap the car? How does it look inside the door sills and under the hood? Just curious if it terminates "cheaply" or not.

Sorry for the 20 questions, you've really piqued my interest.


I definitely would go for contrast, but that's just me.
Yep, they took off all of the above, the supercharger cover, and the rockers. With a black base car, both the engine bay and door sills look great. It also helps that the black interior fuses well with the original black paint. I personally think that it would be worth the additional expense to at least wrap the sills if your new wrap isn't black nor is your original paint color black. Getting into and out of the car would look strange with this random colored sill that doesn't match your exterior or interior.

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Not wasting any time huh bro? Looks badass man can't wait to see it again!
Ha Ha. None whatsoever. Like so many others, I'm always searching for a reason to get it on the road, so you'll be seeing me really soon!

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That looks totally badass, I dig it. I may look into it, if nothing else to preserve the perfect paint into the 7-15yr mark.

So I know nothing about wraps, but you mentioned the paint remaining perfect underneath... After 5-7 years, will there be any difficulty in removing the wrap yourself, or would that be another job to be done by the pros?
Thank you sir. Keep in mind, the wrap can actually last the life of the car if you take care of it and don't do stuff like running it through an automated car wash. But a lot of people won't be that attentive, hence the 5-7 typical lifespan. I was advised to rub denatured alcohol via a microfiber cloth after I wash it every couple of weeks. That helps blend minuscule scratches our eyes may not even be able to see into the rest of the wrap.

And yes, you'll want to get a professional to remove it.

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DUDE! right the HELL ON!!! Looks amazing, bud. I was told by my guy that few shops are wrapping the ZL1 due to having to take so many parts off. Did your installer have any qualms? Also, that rear window is a super-bitch unless you take out the deck.
Thx a bunch man. The only headache they had involved the supercharger dome. Because it's carbon fiber and they didn't want to damage it, they actually had someone from the chevy service dept remove that. There's no way wrap it with it affixed to the rest of the hood. Other than that, it was business for them as usual.
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