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I plan on picking up my Stingray at the Corvette Museum (R8C option). However I will have an over 1500 mile drive home and want to protect the paint from bugs and chips on the drive. Any temporary solutions I have searched like Plasti Dip and Armour All are not intended for fresh paint/fresh clearcoat. What suggestions/solutions have been successfully tried, if any, in similar situations? The only other possibility I can think of is using painters tape like sometimes done at the track. Thanks in advance for thoughts! :cool:
 

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[I will have an over 1500 mile drive home and want to protect the paint from bugs and chips on the drive]

When you place your order, you can also order RPO Code "RZ2 - LPO, Front end cover, Black Genuine Corvette Accessory". It's what some folks call a Bra. That should protect the paint finish on your drive home from Bowling Green.
 

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Thanks but I have concerns about a bra beating against new paint. However I will look into it further.
 

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of course you could do what most of us will do, have it delivered to your local dealer, and after they detail it drive it away :)
 

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of course you could do what most of us will do, have it delivered to your local dealer, and after they detail it drive it away :)
I could and circumstances may require that, however that is not my plan. A number of my cars are either first produced/released to the public or special orders and signed by key individuals directly. For example, my Porsche by Grant Larson, my 05 STS by Kip Wasenko, my XTS by Ed Welburn. My clear preference is to have a museum delivery. Time will tell:cool:
 

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Thanks for the suggestion but that is not going to do it for me. A nice several day 'get acquainted' drive home from the Museum will. :cool:
 

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You might want to think about having a clear bra installed. That is what I'm going to do.
Redc7: While I have seen some excellent clear bra applications across the many auto clubs I am part of, I just don't like them personally. You can always see some unusual refractions from certain angles, you can see where the clear bra ends, and unless I am mistaken, you should not apply them to a freshly manufactured car (especially one that you are picking up at the factory).:cool:
 

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Agree they are not perfect but for me better than rock chips. The way cars are painted today you don't have to wait.

In fact on the C7 LPO list is something called Protective Decal Kit, Clear option WA9

Also I sell Speed Lingerie bras.
 

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Thanks Redc7. I was talking with another individual this morning at Cars and Coffee re the clear bra and he has them on his cars and will be getting it on his new Stingray as well. I will have to give that some more thought. :cool:
 

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Yea, I find it hard to believe that modern paint jobs have the same curing periods as those of the past. Sounds like if you want to get it home safe, and drive it there, you might just want to endure the look of a bra for the 1500 miles. I bet you'll be smiling the whole way regardless. :)
 

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I am sure that there will be a very wide permagrin on my face all the way home :cool:
 

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I plan to take Museum Delivery as well. It's a good excuse for a road trip to see nearby friends and then drive back home to Southern California in the perfect open road car! I also am looking around for a GOOD full hood and fender clear wrap to protect it on the drive. Has anyone else done that in the Bowling Green area?
 

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I plan to take Museum Delivery as well. It's a good excuse for a road trip to see nearby friends and then drive back home to Southern California in the perfect open road car! I also am looking around for a GOOD full hood and fender clear wrap to protect it on the drive. Has anyone else done that in the Bowling Green area?
Very interested in what you find out re the wrap. I found a number of liquid wraps as well as the 3m wrap but am very concerned about having anything put on just off the manufacturing line car. On the off chance both our cars get done the same week it would be a great drive back with you at least to Vegas :cool:
 

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Wondering if everyone on this board who has already placed their order will get their Stingrays at the same time??? If so, wish I could join everyone for a Museum Delivery departure!!!! Seems most of us are getting different colors. Wouldn't that be an AWESOME, COLORFUL AND LOUD vision coming out of Bowling Green!!!!!! :cool:
 

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This looks like the way to go (although a little expensive from research I've done) in terms of convenience. I, too, am a little concerned, though, about the curing time for the paint. I know modern automotive paints require far less curing time than in days of old. Anyone have any expertise on that subject?
 
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