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Old 08-31-2017, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default Kai Spande Plant Update Session 8/31/17 Video

There is a lot of new information shared by Kai in this two part video of Kai's Plant Update Session at the NCM today. Enjoy!

PART 1


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PAINT FINISH UP CLOSE



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Nora Roper, Assistant Plant Manager, presented the plant update session on Saturday. She provided some additional information and responded to some questions that were not asked during Kai Spande's presentation on Thursday. The following are videos of Nora's presentation:



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That close-up shows no signs of orange peel.
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Is that light dancing as it travels across the panel due to even minimal orange peel or as it reacts to individual metal flakes as the light reflects over them? It's hard to see on my IPad. Your opinion please.


Great post and information!! Thank You.
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That close-up shows no signs of orange peel.
In person, it appears to be extremely light which may actually just be the slight save in the composite material. A huge improvement regardless.
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Very informative! Thanks again for posting.
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jagamajajaran, You are our source for Corvette factory news! Simply the best!

Do you know if that plant video "Where We've Been" is available on YouTube"? I searched but could not locate it?

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It's not available to the public yet...hopefully soon!
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It's not available to the public yet...hopefully soon!
It is indeed available on YouTube. Simply do a search using terms "Kai Spande Corvette Plant" and it will come up.

I watched it from start to finish. Am really glad I waited to order my 2018. What was also of interest is that those that order the new Sebring Orange will all be painted in the new paint shop with no transition. I hope that does not mean that Arctic White which was briefed at NCM Bash 2017 in April as the first color to be transitioned may be delayed?
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Great set of video's Jeremy !!!!!

Thanks for being there, and then posting this.

Really appreciate it for all the rest of us fans......
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Interesting viewing!
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Great videos Jeremy!

Thank you for sharing them here!
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Thank you for the Videos!
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It is indeed available on YouTube. Simply do a search using terms "Kai Spande Corvette Plant" and it will come up.

I watched it from start to finish. Am really glad I waited to order my 2018. What was also of interest is that those that order the new Sebring Orange will all be painted in the new paint shop with no transition. I hope that does not mean that Arctic White which was briefed at NCM Bash 2017 in April as the first color to be transitioned may be delayed?
I thought he was referring to the "Where We've Been" video that Kai played during his presentation, which I have been unable to find on YouTube. Do you have a link? Thanks!
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Photos added.
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Very informative and really explains a lot esp. before and how it's looking now. Thank you!
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I haven't had time to watch both videos yet, did he mention if the plant is still on target for reopening in early November?
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I haven't had time to watch both videos yet, did he mention if the plant is still on target for reopening in early November?
I'll ask him today for some timetable details.
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I thought he was referring to the "Where We've Been" video that Kai played during his presentation, which I have been unable to find on YouTube. Do you have a link? Thanks!
Part 1

Part 2

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I haven't had time to watch both videos yet, did he mention if the plant is still on target for reopening in early November?

Yes
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Those are the videos I posted. The video that was being asked about was the short video that follows the Corvette down the assembly line. I have been unable to find it online.
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