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    +1 for keeping it simple and clean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by *k*m*s* View Post
    Hi, I know this post was done a couple of years ago... but this is something I have wanted to do to my ride for a long trime now. This post was extremelyt helpful, but these bowties are not screwed in from the back. I think they mught actually be glued, which would make this much more difficult I'm sure... Anyways, does anyone know how to get the bowties off of an 09 Cobalt? Any advice or info would be great.

    p.s. i understand this is a truck club and I am asking about a car (sorry!)... but if it helps, I just had to sell my truck and miss it very much. Need to do something to spruce this little car up. Thanks!
    I would try using fishing line between the emblem and tailgate by basically sawing it back & forth.Using bug and tar remover should get the rest of the adhesive off of your tailgate.
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    Something else that is helpful removing large quantities of glue is to file down the back end of a toothbrush like a chisel. It is hard enough to use a scraper but soft enough that it won't scratch the paint.

    2002 Suburban 4x4 LS 9 Passenger
    1991 Ford F-150

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    Both trucks look great. Thanks for the posts.
    Last edited by Sam_A; 09-28-2010 at 03:32 PM.

    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD LT 4x4, Crew Cab
    6.6L Duramax Diesel (LB7) with an automatic Allison 1000 5 speed.
    Spray-in bed liner, S&B Air Filter, Homemade CAI ram scoop, ball hitch for Gooseneck
    Black toolbox, metallic-black bowtie, 5.5" NV-200C Bumper Off-Road lights behind a blacked-out grille
    285/75R16E BFG A/Ts
    Future Upgrades: Exhaust, CAI, programmer, intercooler, torque converter

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    Gotta agree with the emphasis on taking you time while painting lol. I did three of my rims and rushed the last one and ended up taking it off again and redoing it. I plan on blacking out my emblem fairly soon so awesome post.

    2002 Chevy Silverado
    Black DeeZee Tool Box
    Black Westin Grille Guard
    Painted stock rims black
    Custom True Dual exhaust
    Two Kicker CVR's
    800 Watt Cobalt amp
    Specter Cold Air Intake
    5 funtion Pacer led light bar

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    You just gave an idea! Thanks!
    Santa Maria, CA
    03' Chevy Tahoe
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    Pasadena, California, United States


    NICE, good write up THUMBS UP

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    Thank you for the write up on this! I am a little late in the times, but I just blacked out my bow ties last night. Looks great, now I just want to black out more! Thanks again for the write up!

    2007 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab Z71 LTZ 5.3 L
    2" Rough Country Leveling Kit
    K & N Seriess 77 Air Intake System

  9. #49

    Default Remove the tailgate bowtie

    Own a 2010 Silverado. Any one with experience removing both front and back bowties?

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    what clearcoat is everyone using? and im getting ready to paint mine 2011 and the bowtie has that black outline around it, im actuly doing mine red so i was wondering is anyone else painting over that baclk outline or leeving it black?

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