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    Default Black Chevy Bowtie (Photos) - Newly done what does everyone think?

    I just wanted to know what everyone thought of the bowtie I made.

    The original use of my truck was being a farm truck, so the original bowtie was shot to sh!t, so, since I am going to end up painting my truck a matte black, I bought a second grille with everything still attached for 20$ that I will use as the new one and paint matte black, and used the bowtie from it.

    I sanded the bowtie just enough to rough it up, then did 3 light coats of DupliColor adhesion promoter, followed by three coats of Krylon indoor/outdoor primer, followed by three coats of Krylon indoor/outdoor flat black, and finally three coats of DupliColor Acrylic Enamel clear.

    Here's pictures of the original bowtie, the new bowtie, and then both together.

    What do you guys think?
    Before closeup, After closeup, After front-end

    Old Chevy bowtie on Chevy Truck. Turned an old Chevy bowtie into a nice flat black Chevy bowtie.  Thoughts? Click image for larger version. 

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    That turned out quite smooth! alot of the time you see them they are rough looking, and if not done in gloss they look not quite right.. looks great!


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    That looks amazing! Just amazing, good work thanks for sharing with the class today.

    This is such a good post that I cleaned up the formatting a little bit and added a description to each of the photos.

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    Thanks to both of you. And thanks Steve, it does look a lot better the way you formatted it. And while I am thinking about it, I'm wanting to paint the door bowties with the 2500 black, can anyone tell me how to remove them off an 89 chevy truck to paint them? Thanks again
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    Hey looks great, well done!

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    Nice work on the tie!!
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    We should make a black bow tie section on here.

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