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

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by IdahoChevy91, Oct 3, 2011.

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  1. IdahoChevy91

    IdahoChevy91 New Member 100 Posts

    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

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  2. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    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!
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    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.
  4. IdahoChevy91

    IdahoChevy91 New Member 100 Posts

    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
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2011
  5. tyler87

    tyler87 New Member Platinum Contributor

    Hey looks great, well done!
  6. Bigbomber

    Bigbomber New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Nice work on the tie!!
  7. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Looks great!!:great:
  8. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    You have to pull the entire trim piece to get them off.
  9. IdahoChevy91

    IdahoChevy91 New Member 100 Posts

    ok, thanks, the trim just pops off doesn't it?
  10. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    NO it has to be peeled off since it is double sided tapped on.. kinda a pain to get off, and make sure you have some tape to replace the old stuff..

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