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Everyone paints the alum one...black hi temp paint at auto parts store...takes 10 min to do....scuff with 120 grit paper, alcohol wipe and paint....2 light passes will do it....
 

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Hi I ordered 1 form corvette mod for $124.They show what it looks like on web.
 

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What is involved with installation of the exhaust filler plate? I searched the forum and found only this thread.
 

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15 minutes to remove lower fasica - mufflers painted black
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The plate is open on the lower Side, it slips in and over and down, you'll know when you see it. Very simple.some have had problems with the plate touching a pipe and vibrating on acceleration. It should not touch pipes.
 

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Personally, I think it's a bad install, I had no problem nor did others I know...a lot of people want to mod or DIY, but have very little skill, patience or expertise to do it. And they there are the bonified idiots that don't read the directions that are supplied, don't google the you tube install video and just wing it and screw it up....then blame the product.
 

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The plate is open on the lower Side, it slips in and over and down, you'll know when you see it. Very simple.some have had problems with the plate touching a pipe and vibrating on acceleration. It should not touch pipes.
Thank you Glen.
 

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NPP Exhaust ...
Mine doesn't touch the pipes, yet since its metal against metal from the two parts of the component there is some chatter when in Sport mode / pipes open and the fascia vibrates some.
I decided to uninstall mine and will paint the ends of the mufflers black.
 

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NPP Exhaust ...
Mine doesn't touch the pipes, yet since its metal against metal from the two parts of the component there is some chatter when in Sport mode / pipes open and the fascia vibrates some.
I decided to uninstall mine and will paint the ends of the mufflers black.
easily solved with 3m VHB between the plate and the bottom piece...
 

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OK I may be one of those bonified idiots. I tried installing the perforated version today. The top piece went in pretty easy. Tight fit. No play up, down, left or right though. Kind of tight against two pipes. So those two don't bend forward so easily.

After I cleaned the surface behind it with alcohol really well. Like 3 times. I put a dab of silicone on the back of the tabs like in the video. Then I put the accelerator on just like the video. I put the piece in place, pulled the red tape and the 3M tape would not stick. I mean not at all! It was like it was greased. I pulled it out and it was not tacky at all. It still isn't an hour later?

So I called American Car Craft. Nice guys! All he could think of was the surface was not clean enough. I am skeptical. It seemed more like I should have waited for the accelerator to dry first but he said not true. They are mailing me more tape and accelerator. Maybe I should not use the accelerator next try?
 

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Just a thought. It is only 57 deg F out there. Could the cold air be a factor?
 

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Vhb works fine without accelerator against metal if the suface is clean. What makes vhb not stick are silicones on the surface. Clean it with acetone , then alcohol before pulling the tape.
 
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