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Hi everyone!
Just took delivery of our 2021 Trailblazer RS in stunning Oasis Blue.
Had to hunt around to get one in this color as they are pretty rare in Texas, but it was worth it.
It reminds me of 1950s Cadillac and Chevy colors - all that's missing is the fins - oh and 5 cylinders!
Decided to have some fun and individualize it by adding a carbon effect stripe and red line trim on the hood to accentuate the RS badge, and "Brembo" brake covers
Let's face it, this little car is all about looks and I think the custom treatment brings out the cheeky character even more.
It's also tough enough to fit the eBike specific rack from Swagman to carry two 60 pound ebikes with ease and not restrict the rear opening when folded and not in use. The fuel consumption doesn't seem to be affected at all with both bikes loaded, which really surprised me - still sitting at around 32 mpg average.
So far my wife and I both love it, and fight for the keys whenever a trip is on the cards.

 

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Welcome to the forum! The stripes are definitely in line with the RS styling. Have you thought about continuing the stripe over the roof and down the back, or just down the back? I've seena few like this and it looks good!
 

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Welcome to the forum. TB looks awesome.
 

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Thanks for the compliments.
Tricked the rear a bit too with some led badges.
I always do this type of thing to my new vehicles it seems - I just don't feel like they belong to me until I have personalized them - some sort of condition I'm sure.
I think I will do the LED blue interior thing next, like some other people in the forum have already done.


 

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Those LED badges look cool!
 

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I use eBay a lot.
LED RS Badge is $12.34 (item # 193241133831)
Brembo Brake Covers are $9.64 (item # 124543651511) Currently sold out but there are a ton of similar ones on eBay.
They are not allowed to mention the word "Brembo" due to copyright issues, but they do have it stamped on them regardless. I used white touch up paint to go over the white "Brembo" letters as the originals were not very distinct, then I clearcoated the whole thing with a gloss lacquer spray for longevity.
The covers are pretty easy to fit:
Just remove each wheel and trim the covers to fit over the factory calipers with a small hacksaw - they are only plastic so it is very simple and quick.
Note that the front ones are larger than the rear and the cut is different accordingly.
Use 100% silicone to attach them at the back, and to hold each one in place while the silicone dried I used a combination of zip ties and short bungees.
Allow 12 hours or so for the silicone to set before driving - yes it really is pretty strong despite what you may think.
Have fun!

 

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Pretty easy to break the silicone seal I imagine, and if you should damage the covers while doing this worst case scenario is buy another set for $10
Being a new vehicle I figure I have plenty of time until I need to change the pads anyway, and for me it's a worthwhile tradeoff.
 

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Nice project to look forward to.
Like I said easy and very inexpensive.
Good luck.
 

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I use eBay a lot.
LED RS Badge is $12.34 (item # 193241133831)
Brembo Brake Covers are $9.64 (item # 124543651511) Currently sold out but there are a ton of similar ones on eBay.
They are not allowed to mention the word "Brembo" due to copyright issues, but they do have it stamped on them regardless. I used white touch up paint to go over the white "Brembo" letters as the originals were not very distinct, then I clearcoated the whole thing with a gloss lacquer spray for longevity.
The covers are pretty easy to fit:
Just remove each wheel and trim the covers to fit over the factory calipers with a small hacksaw - they are only plastic so it is very simple and quick.
Note that the front ones are larger than the rear and the cut is different accordingly.
Use 100% silicone to attach them at the back, and to hold each one in place while the silicone dried I used a combination of zip ties and short bungees.
Allow 12 hours or so for the silicone to set before driving - yes it really is pretty strong despite what you may think.
Have fun!

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Really digging the LED badges, I went on ebay and there are tons. Do you have a link for the ones you bought? Dont want to get the wrong ones, also did you get the bowtie from ebay as well? How was installation? Did you have to splice any wires? Thanks in advance.
 

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Really digging the LED badges, I went on ebay and there are tons. Do you have a link for the ones you bought? Dont want to get the wrong ones, also did you get the bowtie from ebay as well? How was installation? Did you have to splice any wires? Thanks in advance.
Had to remove the rear door panel and splice the wires into the existing rear light circuit. Drilled the door for the wires and siliconed the hole and badge for waterproofing. Easy job.
Badges are both generic and everywhere on eBay.
Good luck!
 

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Had to remove the rear door panel and splice the wires into the existing rear light circuit. Drilled the door for the wires and siliconed the hole and badge for waterproofing. Easy job.
Badges are both generic and everywhere on eBay.
Good luck!
Thanks for response, I'll likely be looking into something like this.
 
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