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    Default White Painted Bowties

    I initially covered my bowties with vinyl, well i thought it looked great... from 20 feet away, but close up the vinyl didn't stick very well. so now that i knew i wanted white bowties, i picked up a can of DupliColor Perfect Match Summit/Olympic White and a can of clear coat to paint them. they aren't as glossy as the paint, eventhough i put 6 coats of base and 10 coats of clear. do you guys think if i wetsanded them, then polished them they would reflect like the paint does?

    here are some pics, i also decided to debadge the truck at the same time

    just ordered fog lights, chrome tow hooks, and a dual wall angle cut exhaust tip... trying to keep it all OEM for now! i cannot decide if i want the painted grille with chrome mesh! any inputs on that would help... if i get it i don't think the painted bowtie would look right, i would buy a chrome one.

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    Looks great! I went with flat black on mine to contrast against the shiny black paint of the truck.

    Bobby - North Carolina
    2008 4x4 5.3L V8
    6" Suspension Lift and 1.5" Body Lift
    20x9 Ballistic Jesters w/35" Toyo Open Country MT's & 1.5" rear wheel spacers
    4:56 Yukon Gears
    Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator
    Baja style bed mount spare tire carrier
    Flowmaster 40 series dual exhaust
    Recon Smoked LED tails/3rd brake lights/black projectors w/switchback LED's in the corners
    N-Fab Nerf Steps
    K&N CAI
    No Fear Pedals
    Tint, Line-X bedliner, Window visors, Rear wheel well liners
    Painted front grill, bow ties and door badges, de-"lettered" tailgate
    Powder coated front and rear bumpers

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    The white bowtie looks really good. IMO a painted grill would blend in too much with the white and the painted bowtie. If anything, keep the stock grill and get billet grill inserts instead of the plastic mesh.
    04 ECSB Custom silver & grey, Soft 8's, BFG KO's, ReadyLift Leveling Kit, Hellwig front sway bar, K&N filter, DeeZee EZ-Down, Rhino liner, Alpine CDE103BT, Rockford 6.5's, 12" V.A.T. Hammer Pro in a Subthump box, Alpine PowerPack amp, Hifonics amp, BackRack w/ 55w 5000k HID KC Daylighters, KC light bar with 4 KC Slimlites, UWS toolbox, Shaved Antenna mod, Black Bowtie, LED backup, license plate, dome lights & 3rd brake light

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    I like the way it looks as is.The bowties look awesome!!
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