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    Default what paint to use on painting bowtie

    i was wondering if i should use the oem chevy black on my bowtie that they sell at napa or what should i use and do i need to clear coat it and what do i need to do to paint my grille flat black
    does anybody have pictures of a silver silverado with a black bowtie

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    I sanded it, cleaned it, primed it, painted it.. (duplicolor has GM BLACK as one of their colors) and then clear coated it for a little extra protection..

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    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L EC/Std Bed 4x4 Flexfuel
    Full Metal Jacket Spray on Bed Liner
    Black Powder coat Diamond Plate Weatherguard Tool Box
    Corsa Performance Sport Exhaust System
    K&N Flat Panel OEM replacement Air Filter
    Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo tires P275/55/R20
    Black Reflective pinstripe and VORTEC hood lettering
    Billet front bowtie
    Rear Bowtie Delete
    Blue strobe grille lights
    Blue strobe rear window lights
    Blue LED Mini Light bar in front Grille

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    I just did this and it turned out great

    use some heavy duty oven cleaner to get the gold stuff off then just paint with your color of paint (I color matched and used automotive paint with my color code which is arrival blue), then 3 coats of clear. to put it back together I used some servo tape for RC cars

    Edit: looks like darknesss painted the outside of his?

    if you have an 04 or an emblem that is a shell (has a plastic piece that bolts to the grill behind the emblem it self) then you want to paint the inside of the shell not the outside by removing that gold sticker with the oven cleaner
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    2004 Chevy Silverado w/ 5.3L V8 / Z71 / Shorty

    Would rather be going too fast then too slow:out:

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeU View Post
    I just did this and it turned out great

    use some heavy duty oven cleaner to get the gold stuff off then just paint with your color of paint (I color matched and used automotive paint with my color code which is arrival blue), then 3 coats of clear. to put it back together I used some servo tape for RC cars

    Edit: looks like darknesss painted the outside of his?

    if you have an 04 or an emblem that is a shell (has a plastic piece that bolts to the grill behind the emblem it self) then you want to paint the inside of the shell not the outside by removing that gold sticker with the oven cleaner

    I just painted the whole thing... on the 08 it is a 2 piece emblem... the black border and then the golf/clear plastic inner piece... which i could not get off... at the time i painted them... I got a rick chip in the paint so i tried to do it again which is when i realized it was a 2 piece... and in the process of tring to remove the inner piece... i broke it.. :( i currently just have the back/border piece... i will be replacing the whole thing with a billet bowtie in the near future...

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L EC/Std Bed 4x4 Flexfuel
    Full Metal Jacket Spray on Bed Liner
    Black Powder coat Diamond Plate Weatherguard Tool Box
    Corsa Performance Sport Exhaust System
    K&N Flat Panel OEM replacement Air Filter
    Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo tires P275/55/R20
    Black Reflective pinstripe and VORTEC hood lettering
    Billet front bowtie
    Rear Bowtie Delete
    Blue strobe grille lights
    Blue strobe rear window lights
    Blue LED Mini Light bar in front Grille

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    Smoke what did you have to glue back on? mine is all one piece
    Darkness what would i have to do to paint my grill i like the black plastic look that i have going what would i have to do to paint just the plastic black like the rest of the stock black plastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by coombia21 View Post
    Smoke what did you have to glue back on? mine is all one piece
    Darkness what would i have to do to paint my grill i like the black plastic look that i have going what would i have to do to paint just the plastic black like the rest of the stock black plastic

    If by "grill" you mean the mesh piece or do you mean the whole assembly like the mesh and the chrome surround? and when you say "stock black plastic" you mean like the stock black plastic BUMPER piece that rests between the grill and the chrome portion of the bumper?

    FYI..Pictures would help...

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L EC/Std Bed 4x4 Flexfuel
    Full Metal Jacket Spray on Bed Liner
    Black Powder coat Diamond Plate Weatherguard Tool Box
    Corsa Performance Sport Exhaust System
    K&N Flat Panel OEM replacement Air Filter
    Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo tires P275/55/R20
    Black Reflective pinstripe and VORTEC hood lettering
    Billet front bowtie
    Rear Bowtie Delete
    Blue strobe grille lights
    Blue strobe rear window lights
    Blue LED Mini Light bar in front Grille

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    Quote Originally Posted by coombia21 View Post
    Smoke what did you have to glue back on? mine is all one piece
    Darkness what would i have to do to paint my grill i like the black plastic look that i have going what would i have to do to paint just the plastic black like the rest of the stock black plastic
    I used servo tape for remote controlled cars. The tape you should be able to find at any hobby store that sells RC vehicles and it hold the piece together extremely well. Its pretty much the same stuff that is already holding the 2 pieces together

    should look something like this and brand does not matter

    it comes in either a roll or strips like this

    2004 Chevy Silverado w/ 5.3L V8 / Z71 / Shorty

    Would rather be going too fast then too slow:out:

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    i meant just the mesh piece

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    Quote Originally Posted by coombia21 View Post
    i meant just the mesh piece

    what color do you want to paint it?

    FYI... that is A LOT of prep work... i hope you're up to the challenge!

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L EC/Std Bed 4x4 Flexfuel
    Full Metal Jacket Spray on Bed Liner
    Black Powder coat Diamond Plate Weatherguard Tool Box
    Corsa Performance Sport Exhaust System
    K&N Flat Panel OEM replacement Air Filter
    Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo tires P275/55/R20
    Black Reflective pinstripe and VORTEC hood lettering
    Billet front bowtie
    Rear Bowtie Delete
    Blue strobe grille lights
    Blue strobe rear window lights
    Blue LED Mini Light bar in front Grille

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    Wow, It looks nice. Darknesss23. Great Job..

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