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Thread: Black Bow Tie?

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    I want to Buy or Paint my Grille bow tie on 06 silverado 1500. Any Suggestions / tips on painting it?

    Thanks
    2006 Silverado
    Exterior:
    2" Level
    275/70/17 Wrangler AT/S
    17" ATX Thugs

    Interior:
    Pioneer FH-P8000BT
    Alpine - 6-1/2 Type R Speakers
    Rockford Fosgate - Punch 12" P3S Sub
    Rockford Fosgate - Punch 750W Class BD AMP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Assault View Post
    I want to Buy or Paint my Grille bow tie on 06 silverado 1500. Any Suggestions / tips on painting it?

    Thanks

    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.

    Tim
    2003 Silverado 1500 5.3L Ext. Cab. Stepside.
    Pretty much factory for right now.:grrrrrr:

    Tim

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    Very Nice! Thanks a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Assault View Post
    Very Nice! Thanks a lot

    No problem buddy. When you get yours done be sure to show us.

    tim

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    what type of spraypaints you use? I was thinking Kraylon

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    i had a friend that painted it for me. did it in a booth sanded, buffed paint and cleared it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Assault View Post
    I want to Buy or Paint my Grille bow tie on 06 silverado 1500. Any Suggestions / tips on painting it?

    Thanks
    I decided on a billet bowtie for mine. If I remember right it cost me less than $40. Great quality and easy install!!

    Mark
    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:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumo View Post
    i had a friend that painted it for me. did it in a booth sanded, buffed paint and cleared it.

    Pretty Sharp. I like it.

    tim

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    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.
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    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
    Iridium Plugs
    Air Raid Throttle Body Spacer
    Jet MAF Sensor
    Volant Cold Air Intake
    Gibson Ceramic Headers
    Edge Programmer
    Smittybilt Steps
    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

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    that billet one is nice dude. but painting it is easy but i ended up painting alot more black after i did the bow tie
    06 silverado

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