Firstly, I have to say, as much as I love my Camaro, the one thing I wished Chevrolet would have done is get rid of all the plastic. However there are solutions in doing that, but will require you to look around or spend a few extra bucks.
In my case, I was really looking for ways to get rid of the flat black plastic bezels on my Camaro. At first I didn’t think they looked too bad, but it has become more and more of an annoyance to me since changing to chromed rims (which I love by the way!). I bought a set of chromed bezels from carid.com, supplied by Defender Worx.
The installation was super easy, provided you had the tools, which I did not. So I ended up getting one of those plastic paint scrappers for $0.88 and cut it with scissors to fit my needs. I then used it to snap my old bezel out of place and remove it. After a few minutes of playing around, I had both bezels out and was ready to put in the new ones.
The new bezel looks fantastic, in fact, I’d say even better than the OEM. It has a Chevy bowtie on it, which is a great touch!
As for my rant on UPS. They’ve played me over very badly. Did you know, that if your package has a value greater than $20, they will charge you 50% or more of the actual value of the package in brokerage and other fees? I ended up paying a grand total of $70 to ship these, coming up to 150% the cost of the parts. $40 of that shipping was brokerage fees alone. When I had complained to UPS, they initially said they would refund the cost to allow me to self declare, until I got a different agent who said they cannot do anything. Then I got a note from someone at UPS saying they are 30% cheaper than their competition… which made me laugh histerically.
At the end of the day, don’t use UPS and buy a Camaro with some chrome bezels!