"I am mesmerized by the change in the apperance of My Avalanche
as I'm sure you will be as well. This is THE BEST product out there
for your Avalanche with Cladding. I'm Sure you'll be screaming "I've
Been GatorBacked" as I was!!!"
DARKWOLF... Chris Weichler
"This phrase, "Better than Brand New." Seems to
be the real statement about this product. After personally seeing
a demonstration of Dark Gray, and AVO Black there is NO question
in my mind that Gatorback Coating is without question the finest
product I have ever seen on an Avalanche."
Avalanche Modifications Forum
"WOW! What a difference a day makes. I'm still amazed everyday
when I see my Avalanche. I applied Gatorback Black over the light
grey of my 02 Avalanche. I think this is the answer that most of
us were looking for to fix our fadded cladding.
Thanks Gatorback, I love my new truck!!!"
"When I first heard about the GatorBack product, I must
say I was a bit skeptical. After all, GM and a whole assortment
of aftermarket suppliers had "recommended fixes" to the
fading problems on the Avalanches. I wasn't looking for a temporary
band-aid to patch a manufacturing problem. I wanted a real solution.
I emailed Robert, with GatorBack, with numerous questions, and was
surprised that he called me at home that evening. Robert discussed
the product and the application with me extensively, and then assured
me that the issue would be corrected. GatorBack and my dealer (City
Chevrolet in Charlotte, NC) were a pleasure to work with. My 2002
Avalanche looks better than new because the product and the application
was first class. Thank you GatorBack for stepping up to the plate
and solving a huge problem for GM. I highly recommend GatorBack
to anyone that has an Avalanche. I love my "new" Avalanche."
Avalanche Fan Club.com
"I first heard about the product through my service guy
at the dealership here in Birmingham, AL. After getting the product
applied, I can truly say it looks better than when the truck was
bought brand new in 2003. This product is amazing! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!"
I recently coated my 2005 Chevy Avalanche with your product, AWESOME!
Mine was only about 1½ years old but showed signs of fading
already and your product made it look better then new.
I have told everyone about it and plan to tell everyone else I
Thanks for helping GM get convinced that my truck needed gatorbacked.
I had grown tired of the truck looking like a zebra on the plains
of Africa and had thought of getting rid of it. Once I had the coating
applied it looked like a new truck and I no longer want to get rid
Thanks for providing a great product!"
"WOW! what a product.... I have an 2004 Avalanche and I
was sick and tired of all the maintenance required just to keep
my cladding on my Avalanche looking good. I found out about GatorBack
and had to check into it. I went to my Chevy dealer in Claremore
Oklahoma and after a few phone calls and a few weeks to get things
arranged it was about to happen. I took my truck down to the dealer
on a Saturday morning and Bryan from DR Vinyl met me there. I was
informed that Bryan had been to the training classes on the application
process and that he was the man I needed. It was true! I got to
help prep and wipe the cladding while he taped and instructed me
on what was to happen here. Bryan was very meticulous about his
work. Hats off to you Bryan you did a wonderful job. After a lot
of taping and cleaning it was time to spray. I just sat back and
watched the transformation from tiger strip and faded cladding to
a new vehicle look. WOW! It was even more than I anticipated. GatorBack
made my truck look better than the day I purchased it. This is a
great product that definitely lives up to the hype. Thanks Robert
for all your help and guidance on this permanent fix for my faded
cladding. Thanks goes out to Bryan who treated my truck as if it
was his own. The whole GatorBack experience from beginning to end
LB Loy - Claremore
"I first heard of Gatorback on www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com. I
haven't even had gatorback on my truck for a week and every
day I get more compliments about how it changed the look of my
truck. I have even been asked if I bought a new truck! Gatorback
made an unbelievable difference in the look of my truck. This is
a product I can't believe I waited so long for."
"I’ve been looking for something to keep my 2002
Light Gray Cladded Avalanche looking good for a long time. After
the first year the cladding started to look chalky and striped. No
matter the effort or the product, within weeks, sometimes days,
the chalky look would return.
I first heard about Gatorback on www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com. I
followed the discussion for several months before deciding to
approach my dealer, Tom Benson Chevrolet in San Antonio. They
were skeptical at first, but when I presented the TSB and testimonials
from the Gatorback website they decided to research it. After
they agreed to perform the work according to the TSB, the body
shop was still uncomfortable with the procedure.
Thank goodness for Robert!! Robert called the body shop
manager, explained the process, gave them some documentation,
and in general helped them get the “warm fuzzy” about
doing the job. I picked up my Av today, and all I can say
is “I GOT GATORBACKED!!” The job was very professionally
done and the cladding has never looked better! I have always
planned to drive my Av until the wheels fall off, but now the
truck will look better than new while I’m driving it.
Congratulations on a great product and terrific customer service. I
will recommend Gatorback and Tom Benson Chevrolet to every Av
owner and chalky plastic car owner I meet!!
John Ramirez "JRAM"
"I also heard about GATORBACK on the Avalanche forum website.
I kept reading the forum and thinking that it would be too much
trouble to get Robert involved in my fading problems. So, I went
to my local dealer here in Gulfport Mississippi, Turan-Foley, and
they could not have been more helpful and friendly. Chuck at the
body shop set everything up and within a month or two they called
me to bring my truck in. Best move I have ever made…..my
05 Avalanche looks better than new! Thanks Gatorback!"
- Gulfport, MS
"I just got my Chevy Avalanche back today and I could hardly
get the smile off my face for the rest of the day. It lives up
to the advertisement and more. Many thanks go to Robert for helping
me with convincing the dealership. This would not have happened
if not for his (Robert) help. Now, I am thinking of keeping the
vehicle for a long time to come, just because of how Gatorback
transformed my Chevy Avalanche. When I drove over to some friends
house, it was the topic of conversation and all the WOW's, incredible,
just amazing statements. This is truly an amazing product. This
is the first time that I have ever written a testimony because
many products do not live up to the advertisement, but this does
and I am proud to say this and as a absolute truth.
Now I look at
my Chevy proudly again. One guy had to see the odometer to read
the 105634 miles instead of being new. Thanks for the product and
a big Thanks for Robert and his help."
- Rockingham, North Carolina
"No Canadian distributor, so I purchase the Gatorback kit
directly from Neil. I have no spray painting equipment, and no
autobody experience, but was assured I could apply the product
myself using a foam roller. Preparation was most time consuming
and took substantial effort, while application took very little
time by comparison. Patience is key. After taping the truck, I
applied by roller sparingly, using a foam brush to apply on the
corner screens and small crevices. Though Neil informed me Gatorback
would not streak, I was intially alarmed by some surface bubbling
and roller marks while applying the product. But the product self-leveled
and dried to a beautiful finish with no signs of lap marks or bubbles.
Applied second coat like the first. A truly professional appearance
for someone of average DIY ability, at a fraction of the cost.
Our 2004 Avalanche looks like new. A great product."
"After first learning about Gatorback in 2005,
I knew that I wanted and needed it on my Avalanche. My truck was
well out of warranty and I was receiving no help form local dealerships
to remedy my faded cladding. After the Gatorback Black was released
I had it applied in an unusual fashion to my 2002 Avalanche in
April of 2006. I was very impressed with the application and the
result of the product. Since the application I have had numerous
comments on the Gatorback and have won a number of awards at local
and regional car shows. The Gatorback is still holding up great
after well over a year on the truck! Thanks Gatorback!"
Gattis - Fairview, TN
"After using 'back to black' and many other products
on my fading cladding, i was very suspect of something with a name
like Gatorback. I called the company, talked with a tech, and decided
to approach a local car dealer to see if they could do the paint
job on the cladding. I went to Joe Holland Chevy dealer, who had
not done any applications before and did not really want to do
the job. I talked a little and lined up a few other Avalanche owners,
and finally they said Ok, bring it in. They were very nice and
eager to do the work. they ordered the Gatorback, and set an appointment.
I have a 2005 Avalanche with the dark grey cladding (that was
almost white now) and told them i wanted it painted black, not
dark grey. Allie, from the body shop called and said...........Paul,
it's ready and are you going to be pleasantly surprised. I went
straight to the shop and could not believe my eyes. My truck looked
like it just came off the showroom floor, deep dark black cladding.
Gatorback.............thank you for such a great product that us
Avalanche owners have needed for a long time. I guess it could
be used on any vehicles cladding??"
PAUL - Charleston, WV
"I bought a new 2004 Avalanche and I absolutely love the
truck. After about six months I noticed the bed cover beginning
to fade, I tried everything I knew to correct the problem, all
the parts stores recommended armorall... it lasted till the first
heavy dew and one rain it was gone.... then a parts dealer recommended
black magic, and this would only last about three good rains and
then it was gone, not to mention the oily residue that I would
always have to scrub off the side of my truck after every rain.
Please don't misunderstand... both armoral and blackmagic are great
products, but they did not resolve the problem of oxidation and
fading on my Avalanche. I searched and searched and could never
find a solution... I was practically working myself to death just
trying to keep the truck looking decent... and not only did the
bedcover panels oxidize and turn white, but also the top cladding
too. I was to the point that I was ready to trade it in... After
much research on the internet, I knew there had to be some solution,
so I once again researched and researched until I came across two
Great Sites: www.AVOwners.com and
This is where I learned about Gator Back Coating... If anyone reading
this is having a problem with oxidation and faded cladding on their
Avalanche.....Let me tell you THIS STUFF WORKS and I certainly
would not say this if it were not true. I contacted Robert
at Gator Back Coatings and he was very helpful, I ordered the Avalanche
Kit and took it to my Chevy Dealer and had it applied,
they were as amazed and astonished as I was at the difference it
made. It looks totally brand new, actually better than it
did when I purchased the truck. I will be the first to admit, I
am very skeptical when it comes to testimonials... but let me tell
you......I"VE BEEN GATORBACKED...and love it. Hope this may
help anyone who is having this problem."
M. Johnson - Greensboro, Alabama
"Neil, Thanks so much for all of your help with all my questions. She's back to black & just beautiful!!! She's happy with her new summer black outfit & cuter than the day we met. LOL. I could only get 2 coats out of the cans I had, so I do see a few splotchy areas, yet no one else notices. When I get my next paycheck I will buy a few more cans, to touch up splotches & have a back up. It was time consuming to drape & tape, but so "fun" & well worth it!!! Thanks again!!"