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    Default Weekend quick mods. Tint, Bowties, wheel wells, air dam!

    Finally got a chance to work on my truck a little bit this weekend. Got the windows tinted. I took the air dam off the front. Blacked out the rear wheel wells. I was going to get some paint for the bowties, but the parts store had this pretty cool black carbon fiber vinyl covering for only a few bucks. I need to redo the front bowtie because I rushed it and its not perfect. But overall, I think it looks good for now, and I can always rip off the vinyl and paint them. What do you guys think!?!
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    2009 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab, 5.3L V8, 15% Tint, Black bowties

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    looks good! I also did the vinyl on my gmc logos. Like you I figured that if I did not like it I could just peel it off.

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    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
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    I like the looks of the carbon fiber emblem. It looks really good.
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    Thanks for the compliment guys. I just ordered my billet grill since it was on sale today. Im hoping I can get a level kit installed as a christmas present!

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    Excellebt job there on the weekender mods buddy, its looking sharp. I do like the white on black,
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    Rick (summitwhite11)

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    Where did you get the vinyl bowtie decals, and from where are you ordering your billet grille (insert, I assume)? your mods look great!
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    For vinyl, the eblems pretty nice. Was it 3m dinoc?
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    To @Bamafan:

    Nice job, but what do you mean "blacked out" rear wheel wells? Did you simply paint them, if yes I doubt the paint will last. If you used a rhino lining material on the wheel wells, that will last.

    Rugged makes an ABS plastic insert for Silverado wheel wells. They certainly add to the look/durability. My 2013 Silverado came with the factory GM ones which I'm sure I paid more for them than I had to.

    The part number for your truck WWC07.

    They have them at Amazon for $92.55 shipped.

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    Airaid MIT
    EGR Rail Caps
    K&N Air Filter
    Flowsound 40 Muffler
    Hypertech Max Energy Tune (only top end limiter removed and AFM disabled)
    Chrome Tailgate Handle Cover
    TonnoPro HF-155 Tonneau Cover
    WeatherTech Front and Rear Splash Guards
    Husky Liners X-Act Contour Floor Liners
    WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckmeister2 View Post
    Where did you get the vinyl bowtie decals, and from where are you ordering your billet grille (insert, I assume)? your mods look great!
    The vinyl was from autozone. It is actually a 6" x 72" roll. I just cut a section off, long enough to cover the bowtie. Removed the backing, applied it, squeezed out the bubbles, then trimed around the edge with a bow cutter, and finally hit it with a hair dryer. The grille insert is from some company off of ebay.

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    I did just paint the wheel wells. I didnt use the rhino liner stuff, but I did use a black rubberized underbody paint made by rustoleom. I hope it last for a while, but I don't mind respraying them every now and again. My dad told me about that stuff. He has had his truck for about 15 years now and only had to touch his up a handful of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clgoch187 View Post
    For vinyl, the eblems pretty nice. Was it 3m dinoc?

    It is a cheaper knock off version of the 3m Di-Noc. Looks and works almost the same, just a cheaper version.

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