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Corvette Brand Manager, Harlan Charles Talks Everything E-Ray

Corvette Marketing & Brand Manager, Harlan Charles returns to CORVETTE TODAY with your host, Steve Garrett, to talk about the new 2024 Corvette E-Ray. ; Harlan gives us an extensive overview is this revolutionary new Corvette and give us insight never heard before about the upcoming E-Ray.
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Corvette Today News & Headlines: Late January, 2023

With the announcement of the 2024 Corvette E-Ray, your CORVETTE TODAY host Steve Garrett, and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger have a lot to tell you about !!!;
Plus, we get a possible glimpse into the Corvette future with Manny Katakis from Muscle Cars & Truck with what the C9 Corvette could look like. Besides the E-Ray, here are some of the other stories Steve and Keith will discuss....
1. Corvette beats the Porsche 911 as Consumer Reports most satisfying car to own.
2. GM delivers over 9,000 Corvettes in the 4th quarter of 2022
3. Corvette Racing debuts the GT3.R on January 27th at the Rolex 24
4. The Mecum Auction at Kissimmee sells the very first Corvette Sting Ray
5. The National Corvette Museum hosts exhibits to celebrate 70 years of Corvette
All the Corvette E-Ray news you want and need plus much more on next week's CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines show!
Listen to the podcast, watch the YouTube video, join the Facebook group, sign up for email notifications and shop in the Merchandise Store at:
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2023 Corvette Info Including E-Ray, SR & Z06 Pricing, SR & Z06 Visualizers, 70th Anniversary Info, Press Releases for SR & Z06 & Their Build & Price, Order Guides & Visualizers

E-Ray Visualizer:
Official E-Ray Press Release: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-press-release
Official GM E-Ray Pictures: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...and-visualizer
+ 25 KEY E-Ray Components/Factors:
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
Z06 Order Guide:
Z06 Pricing Spreadsheet: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...9Chvp%E2%80%9D
Z06 MSRP and Options Pricing: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...freight-charge
2023 SR Build & Price: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...up-and-running
*2023 SR & Z06 Official Owners Manual:; and,
* 2023 GM Bash Major Seminar with HQ video: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ore-bash-video
*2023 Stingray Visualizer:
*2023 Stingray (ONLY Order Guide:
*70th Anniversary Combined Press Release For SR & Z06: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...iversary-model
*Z06 Press Release: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-press-release
*Z06 Reveal Pictures: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...eveal-pictures
*Z06 Visualizer:
Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
*Z06 vs Z07 Aero Components: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-similarities
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Prepping & Protecting Your New Corvette

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  • Prepping & Protecting Your New Corvette

    Since we are talking about modding our C8 in the below link, and while prepping and protecting a new vehicle is not what modest think of as a mod, it is what I do first. Once my paint is properly cleaned/prepared, then protected, that is when I start modding.


    While I mention some specific products below, I use them because they are amateur friendly (thus I use them on my daily drivers); however, as we learned from master detailer Glen E, most importantly is technique! With really good technique as he taught us, the actual product used is not that important as long as you are choosing among the top ones for each purpose.

    As far as my C8 is concerned, I leave the whole process to my pro. He uses, and the results speak for themselves on our super shiny, super protected four year old Z06; he chooses whatever he wishes. The only ones I know he uses are these last step ones: CQuartz Finest on the paint; CQuartz DeLux on wheels and exhaust tips, and XPEL on about 2/3’s of the car. Again super durable and shiny results are what he/those products produce. However, his bill, while fair, is not a small one, so for those who are wishing to do this process for themselves as I do on my DD’s, here you go. Exceptions: window tint and XPEL applications are always above my pay grade

    I went back to a summary of my new vehicle paint cleaning, etc. on a WRX forum, and found this:

    * Pressure wash entire vehicle.

    *Complete two buck wash with Dawn Ultra;

    ,* Use IronX to remove iron filling embedded into the paint — especially critical for those vehicles (such as our Corvettes who travel way north, way west and southwest by train, for as we all know, train rails have a lot of iron in them;

    *AutoScrub Fine mitt with detailer (instead of clay bar — but that IMO a personal choice to which method one prefers);

    * Re-wash as above;

    * Polishing if/as necessary; on my DD’s I use Wolfgang glaze/polish 3.0;

    * One more wash;

    * To remove any polishing residue, use Wolfgang Protekt;

    * Then 2 applications of Wolfgang Uber Ceramic nano-coating.

    For me, all this above is done with the important keys are to use quality microfibers, having as light as pressure on your paint as possible; and, to dry your vehicle with an air blow system (reducing any chance of paint minute swirling/scratching); and finally, my watching many YT videos before undertaking any step I have not done before.

    I am sure there are tons of good ideas others have. What do you do differently, diff products, processes???
    Last edited by John; 05-11-2019, 04:29 PM.
    2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    Ain’t YouTube great!
    I’m goin’ driving 👍


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      Wow...sounds like quite the process....

      i usually just wait a few weeks and then wax the car out...

      i find it Ill never use these new techniques so many love...

      probably a smarter play for you guys...

      for me? I just hit the cars twice a year with an orbital polisher and Im good.


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        JB, your black car with 125,000 miles looks terrific, so your method works beautifully for you/it.
        2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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          Ceramic Simoniz or Glass ..
          if so what brands? Any recommendations in Vero Beach or Melbourne or Fort Pierce