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    Default Removing Tailgate Bowtie from 2010 Silverado

    Hi All, New to the site.
    I have a 2010 Silverado with a rear emblem that is bubbling and just looks terrible. Also have a problem with the flex fuel emblem. Both of these are under warranty so I could have them replaced, but I really like the look of the tailgate without the emblems (like the GMC).

    I'd like to know how to remove the emblem. It's pretty big and I didn't have any luck on a hot day with fishing line trying to remove it, I didn't try too hard though because it dawned on me that it might be bolted on like the emblems on an older car.

    Can you guys tell me if this is just taped on or if I'm going to have to go ahead and have the dealer replace the emblems under warranty (because obviously if it's bolted on I can't just leave 2 holes in my tailgate).

    Again, It's a 2010 silverado. I'm sure they've used different methods on different years. I just want it off of there because big gold chevy emblem in the middle of my silver tailgate doesnt look good to me.

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    Just try harder.....These bow ties are just double sided tapped on the gate. Try using a heat gun or a hair dryer if you dont have a heat gun.

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    Yeah man like he said above all they are is double sided tape and just give it a good tug and pull and it will come off. The Front bow tie is the one that uses bolts to hold it in. I recently took my bowties off front and rear and got it color matched powdercoated to match the paint. I like the look without the emblems but it makes the truck look unique to have the emblems match the trucks color just giving you ideas ha

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    I am not sure but be careful because I think the tailgate has two holes that keep it lined up. The backside of the bowtie has two studs that fit into the holes. I know the Avalanches are this way, not sure about the Silverados??? Something to watch out for.

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    Mine bubbled the 1st winter i had it and just had the dealer replace it.I had thoughts of painting it or removing it but i'm glad i left on as i love the way it looks on my tailgate now.
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    Jr. Apprentice
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    Brook Park, OH (Cleveland)


    I have 2010 Silverado and my tailgate emblem sucked too! Use a heat gun and heat well, then just start to lift up slowly and it will come off. There are no holes behind the emblem. Use WD-40 or Goo Gone to remove the residue of tape. Dealer will replace the emblem under warranty as they are known to be defective. I repalced mine with billet bowties.
    Hope this helps out.
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    Brook Park, OH
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    Billet Harley Gas door, Chrome Tailgate cover,
    Dynomax Cat Back Exhaust, GM steps, GM bed cover,
    Bedrug, Bed rail covers, K&N air filter, Rear LED Light strip,
    & Chrome Grill inserts, Rear fender liners, Billet "Bowtie" emblems,
    Steering wheel matching wood trim, WeatherTech flloor liners.
    Enjoy Life...It is too SHORT!!! :great:

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    Wonder how many people do this mod.

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