Project 2 - Corvette Rear-Letter Installation
Applicable Years: C4, C5, C6
Skill Level: 1 Wrench
Tools required: None
Time required: Less than 1/2 hour
Parts source: Mid America Motorworks
If the brass-embossed word "Corvette" at the rear of your C4/C5, or the lack of it altogether on your C6, is a bit too subtle for you, you may want to add some eye-catching stainless or colored letters to the rear of your Vette to give things a bit more pop.
This is an easy installation that requires no tools at all. The letters are precut and come with a peel-and-stick backing that's easy to apply after a little surface prep and cleaning. Once you're satisfied with their positioning, just press on them a little harder to bond securely. The C6 letters also fit perfectly on the passenger-side dash, too.
Some call it subtle, some...
Some call it subtle, some term it as understated, others say it's stealth--whatever! I thought a little more bling on the rear fascia wouldn't hurt, so I ordered a set of stainless steel letters from Mid America Motorworks.
The first thing to do is wipe...
The first thing to do is wipe down the area where the letters will be applied to remove any loose dirt and dust; a shop cloth or soft towel does the job nicely.
Surface prep continues by...
Surface prep continues by swabbing down the area with the supplied alcohol wipe. This ensures there's no oil or grease on the surface to impede the adhesion of the letters.
Peel off the letters and gently...
Peel off the letters and gently place them in position on the rear of your Corvette. Take your time and make sure you position them well.
When you're satisfied with...
When you're satisfied with their positioning, press them firmly in place. That's all there is to it.
Since the rear of your Corvette...
Since the rear of your Corvette is the view most other drivers will probably see, you'll have a little something shiny for them to look at as you go zipping past them.