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I bought the RED vinyl lettering kit for the front lic. plate cover and the back end. The color is great (Torch Red for the QS), but the letters are so thin (1 mil approx) that they are not easily installed. They are very "stretchy" and cut so undersize that it is easy to install them crooked. IMHO it would be better to buy a type of lettering that has some thickness; stainless, carbon fibre, etc. I wasted my $$ on these.

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It may be of a help to install these like you install window tint. I mix a spray bottle of water and a little liquid soap. Spray the area the letter is to be applied then spay the back of the letter. This will allow it to be positioned were you would like it. Once in place simply work the water from under the letter. I use a soft silicon squeege, but a towel will also work to get out any trapped air bubbles. You may have to hold the letter in position at first in order not to move it. I usually let it set over night before driving. Haven't had any trouble with stickers falling off yet.
Just my two cents.

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I got them too, and they were a PITA to install. I did the back first sitting in my drive way swearing at my car. Then I tried doing the front plate cover and decided to take it off and apply them in the kitchen. I was swearing so much the dogs ran to the cellar and my three teenagers fled the house. My wife was LHAO in the living room. I finally started using Q-Tips like the directions said and even broke one in half to use as a stylus. I was almost ready to go into work and open one of the PLastic Surgery Trays in the OR to get some decent instruments to work with and even thought of using the Surgical Microscopes to put them on. The OR supervissor would have bitched me out on Monday but it was almost worth it. I did finally get them on and they look good (Red on the Quicksilver).....from a distance. I am going to probably stripe the car similar to a Specter Werks motif and will probably just have the painter air brush the letters. Live and learn.
 

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I'll second the soapy water idea. Use just a small amount of soap in the water. This works for just about anything you stick on. It allows plenty of time to align the decal or sticker and I have never had any adhesion problems from the soap. good luck.

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Had them on my 2000 C5, and would not buy them again...after a few u-washee-self serve car washes they tend to peel off. I will take the car to a truck lettering/pinstriping shop and have it painted on next time. Looks better too!

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Zippy...
GOOD OBSERVATION.

Me too.

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I tried them once myself.
The back ones were fine but they refuse to stick well to the front.
I have mine painted now and it is quite simple to do.
Clean the letters on the car with rubbing alcohol or cig. lighter fluid to remove dirt and wax then mask around the entire corvette name.
Then with an air brush or a can of your choice of color (lacquer paint) spray the entire rectangle that you have masked, letters and body.
Let dry for about 10 min. and carefully with a rag and lacquer thinner wipe the excess paint off the body around the letters.


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I used vinyl letters from Corvette Accessories Unlimited - http://www.cau-llc.com/ on the front and have had NO problems. I took front plate and letters in house and let both get to same temp. Cleaned plate with DE-NATURED Alcohol and applied with tweezers. For the backend I used Stainless Steel from West Coast Corvette - http://www.westcoastcorvette.com/shop.htm
again clean with DE-NATURED Accohol and applied.




 
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