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05-01-2010, 08:36 AM #1
Black Bow Tie?
I want to Buy or Paint my Grille bow tie on 06 silverado 1500. Any Suggestions / tips on painting it?
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05-01-2010, 09:24 AM #2
There are actually a couple threads on this. But, it is a really simple mod and it makes a world of difference.
If it is the same as my 03 it will go something like this.
1). Remove the splash shield at the front of the truck under the hood it has like 8 push clips that hold it on.
2). Now you can reach in alot easier and remove the 2 keeper nuts on the back of the bowtie. I think it is a 10 mm.
3).Sand it with about 320 to get the dirt and dust and generally just to make the paint stick better.
This is the most important steps.
4). Follow all directions on the Primer, Paint and Clearcoat.
5).I went with several light coats of primer and I sanded with 800 or 1000 in between. This is personal prefrence so if you want to do it, if you dont...dont.
6). Follow the directions on your color coats and if it says let it dry 4 hrs let it dry 4 hrs. Use light coats also.
7). Follow the directions on the clear coat. Let it dry completly.
8). Reinstall the bowtie and stand back and smile. And take pictiures along the way. I dont have any progress pics but here is a before and after of my truck.
As you can see it makes a dramatic difference.
Hope this helps.
Tim2003 Silverado 1500 5.3L Ext. Cab. Stepside.
Pretty much factory for right now.:grrrrrr:
05-01-2010, 03:16 PM #3
05-01-2010, 05:49 PM #4
05-06-2010, 06:52 PM #5
what type of spraypaints you use? I was thinking Kraylon
05-06-2010, 10:46 PM #6
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i had a friend that painted it for me. did it in a booth sanded, buffed paint and cleared it.
05-07-2010, 06:13 AM #7Mark
2007 Black Silverado LTZ Z71 4x4 Crew Cab, 5.3L, Airaid MIT and K&N Filter,
Corsa Sport Exhaust, Rough Country 2" Leveling Kit, Removed Front Air Dam,
N-Fab Steps, Line-X Bedliner, Truxedo LoPro QT, Carriage Works Billet Grill,
18x9 Helo 835 Machined Black Rims, 285/65/18 Nitto Terra Grapplers
Time to slow down on the mods! Running out of money:neutral:
05-07-2010, 07:33 PM #8
05-11-2010, 02:19 AM #9
Go to Ebay, Check out my truck I have black bow ties, and its just a vinyl sticker from ebay,, Durable strong, and looks great.[SIGPIC]
2007 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 5.3 V8
2 Layer Tint, 2" Leveling Kit
33" Pro Comp A/T
Chevy Performance Exhaust
MSD Racing Plug Wires
Air Raid Throttle Body Spacer
Jet MAF Sensor
Volant Cold Air Intake
Gibson Ceramic Headers
LED Third Brake Light
LED Tail Lights
Anzo USA Headlights
Carbon Fiber Dash Kit
Custom leather Interior
Black suede A,B,C pillars, headliner
Dynomat,Alpine type S speakers
2 10" Rockford Fosgate P3, Alpine 1000W amp
05-11-2010, 04:08 PM #10
that billet one is nice dude. but painting it is easy but i ended up painting alot more black after i did the bow tie06 silverado
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