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Options to help protect your paint for your trip from NCM Museum Delivery to your home:
Here's some options, some temporary, some not (though can not personally comment on how good any of them are). Suggest if you do choose any of the first four, you also consider protecting the area in front of the rear fenders.
#1: Spray can temporary plastic coating:
Paint Protection Film - EZ Shield Paint Protector
#2: Hand roll on clear plastic:
Wolf's Chemicals "The Mask" Spray On Protection Review PART 2 - Autopia Forums - Auto Detailing & Car Care Discussion Forum
#3: Have NCM Museum Delivery's sub-contractor install a urethane "clear bra."
National Corvette Museum - Clearshield and Scotchgard Paint Protection
#4: 3M's Paint Defender (Spray can plastic coating):
Full How-to Video - 3M Auto
#5: Do nothing (or as truckers call it, "running barefoot.")

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I already asked the folks at the Museum if they could install the GM/C7 front end mask that is offered as a dealer option. She was not sure at the time but was going to look into it for me.
 

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for a temp solution driving home (1200 miles) I want to try the wolfs product, but it's backordered so I think I'll do painters tape or maybe clear plastidip. I recently taped up for a Orlando love bug run:
 

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I don't recommend any sort of "bra" other than the urethane coatings. They do more damage to the paint than anything they may protect you from.

Personally I just drive my cars, bugs wash off (yes, even love bugs) as long as you keep a good coat of wax on the paint. Sure, you may get a couple chips but it's a car, not a statue or static piece of art. Drive it, clean it and enjoy it, don't obsess over a few road nicks, they add character. Btw, I've never had any front end blemishes detract one dime on resale and I've owned a number of high end sports cars.

With that said, I understand the desire to keep it perfect and I'm not trying to say these aren't worth going the extra mile to protect them. I'm just saying at some point it becomes hard to enjoy something if you're always worried about what "might" happen.

The EZ Shield looks like the best option to get you home, where you can decide if you want to get a professional application of film or do the 3M spray treatment under more controlled conditions than the parking lot of NCM.
 

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If you are going to use the easy shield, spray the car and tape with a soapy water solution and then apply like a decal when you were building models as a kid. You can move it around and get right without air bubbles - apply dry and it leaves bubbles and ridges as they do on their site when they do the mirror...Here is how it looks when using the soapy water technique. Also be aware it goes on milky and not crystal clear no matter what type of application you use...
 

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Hey folks.... Just keep it simple....
Just drive your C7 home with the supplied white factory cover on it!

NO PROBLEM! Windows are cut out, tires exposed, zippers for the door.... what else you need? Get home and toss it away!

JMHO!!!;););););)
 
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Hey folks.... Just keep it simple....
Just drive your C7 home with the supplied white factory cover on it!

NO PROBLEM! Windows are cut out, tires exposed, zippers for the door.... what else you need? Get home and toss it away!

JMHO!!!;););););)
I can see the looks going down the road now ;)
 

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Paint Protection Film (Clear Bra)

Options to help protect your paint for your trip from NCM Museum Delivery to your home:
Here's some options, some temporary, some not (though can not personally comment on how good any of them are). Suggest if you do choose any of the first four, you also consider protecting the area in front of the rear fenders.
#1: Spray can temporary plastic coating:
Paint Protection Film - EZ Shield Paint Protector
#2: Hand roll on clear plastic:
Wolf's Chemicals "The Mask" Spray On Protection Review PART 2 - Autopia Forums - Auto Detailing & Car Care Discussion Forum
#3: Have NCM Museum Delivery's sub-contractor install a urethane "clear bra."
National Corvette Museum - Clearshield and Scotchgard Paint Protection
#4: 3M's Paint Defender (Spray can plastic coating):
Full How-to Video - 3M Auto
#5: Do nothing (or as truckers call it, "running barefoot.")

Other options?
Hello everyone,

I would like to start off by introducing myself. My name is Michael Dobbins and I work for XPEL Technologies Corp. As one of you mentioned there is the Corvette Museum Delivery offered Paint Protection Package. We are the official paint protection film of the Corvette Museum. The film used is XPEL ULTIMATE. It is self-healing, optically clear, texture free, stain resistant, and comes with a 10 year warranty!

If you're wondering how a film can be self-healing, take a look.

We are big supporters of the Corvette community and just got back from Corvette Fun Fest in Effingham, Illinois. We also sponsored Corvettes at Carlisle in Carlisle, Pennsylvania a few weeks earlier.
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We are working on getting a 2014 Stingray (C7) so we can design patterns for our Pre-Cut Pattern Software so that every line, edge, circle, and emblem area are perfectly cut every time. If anyone has any questions regarding paint protection in general, or regarding our products feel free to reply here, PM us, or email me personally at [email protected]

Here is video of an installation done on a C6 Grand Sport that got a 24" hood, fender, bumper, mirror, and rocker panel kit.
 

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I would love to xpel my car, but it's just too much money to protect a daily driver...I only need it for couple long trips a year so , so I'll strap on a vinyl bra for those....I priced the xpel with my local install and it was 4 digits.....
 

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Ouch! I was considering it, but for four-digits I'll stick to my trusty air brush. It's worked before and it'll work again. I do however recommend if you drive in Love Bug land like we do in Florida, you invest $15 bucks or so for a bottle of RejeX (made by Corrosion Technologies) -- it's used on aircraft to keep bugs and soot off of the paint. I apply it to the leading edge sections of my C6 before a trip and the bugs literally rinse off.
 

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I ended up with a great stretch bra.

....8 snaps....I love it....covers the splitter too.....besides protects crap from getting in radiator too...rpidesigns.com

 

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For anyone interested in Xpel installation close to NCM, I highly recommend Rudy @ Auto Armor in Mt. Juliet, TN. About an hour from Bowling Green, he did a phenomenal job on Xpel AND window tinting! He properly prepped the car and did a flawless installation. Though not cheap, for this work, you get what you pay for with Rudy. No high pressure sales but informative expertise! Need to have the time to let him do it right, i.e. not be in a rush. He wanted the car for 2 days, I let him have it for 3 while I was out of town. He even dropped me off at the Nashville airport and picked me up while I was out of town.(In his vehicle while mine was safe and sound in his VERY clean facility. When I get some time, I'll post some pics and more details. Rudy's the man!
 

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Xpel offers TracWrap:

XPEL has expanded its product line with the addition of TRACWRAP, a temporary paint protection film designed to prevent rock chips and other paint damage. Unlike traditional paint protection film, TRACWRAP can be easily self-installed for temporary use.

Designed initially to protect vehicles at race tracks, TRACWRAP also answers a need for short-term paint protection for vehicles, motorcycles or RVs during road trips, vehicle delivery or long-distance service. TRACWRAP is an 8mil thick urethane film, which provides robust protection for automotive paint, unlike other extremely thin protection films on the market.
 

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For anyone interested in Xpel installation close to NCM, I highly recommend Rudy @ Auto Armor in Mt. Juliet, TN. About an hour from Bowling Green, he did a phenomenal job on Xpel AND window tinting! He properly prepped the car and did a flawless installation. Though not cheap, for this work, you get what you pay for with Rudy!
"AIR Z51," yours is one of the most valuable posts ever, for the number of folks who have done/about to do NCM Museum Delivery who have asked this very question has got to exceed 50 in just the last year. Thank you very much!
 
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