It’s important to always do your research before buying a used car, but sometimes, a professional inspection and car history report don’t quite cover everything. Occasionally, a car’s past will show up in unexpected ways. Such is the case for the new owner of this used C7 Corvette.
Recently making the rounds on social media, the new owner reports that their used C7 Corvette shows an odd design on the rear glass, apparently the result of some decal that was removed prior to the sale. For those readers that can’t make it out, the design shows the name “Rich Piana” in cursive, under which is a large “5%.” The design only shows up when the car is wet, likely indicating that the decal left some sort of residue on the glass after it was removed.
Rich Piana was a bodybuilder that accumulated a number of titles and competition wins over the course of his career. Piana also launched a line of nutrition products called 5% Nutrition. Piana died in 2017 at the age of 46.
It’s unknown if the previous owner of this C7 Corvette was a fan of Piana, his nutrition products, or perhaps the previous owner was even Piana himself. Regardless, the current owner is definitely not a fan of the residue seen on the back glass of the sports car, which apparently only shows up when the car is wet.
“For the love of god can someone tell me know to remove this imprint on the glass,” the new owner implores on social media.
Some of the responses include applying some sort of water repellant to the glass, as it’s possible someone previously applied a spray wax when the decals were attached. Another post suggests applying an adhesive removal product, while another suggests applying a clay bar. Either way, it’s gotta be an annoying discovery for the new owner, who says they already removed some fake Z51 stickers from the body.