Front bow tie

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by SoCal Chevy, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. SoCal Chevy

    SoCal Chevy Rockstar 100 Posts

    Okay so ive been wanting to paint my front bow tie black for some time but now that im looking at it more i like having the back trim around it. some ppl (aka Darkness23 lol) told me i shuld paint the gold part of the bow tie white but ive seen ppl do that and it looks a lil bit like a wana be pimp to me. so i started to thenk, wat if i painted the gold part of the bow tie black and painted the black trim white?
    so does any have and advis on the best way to do this? like shut i scuff it first and shuld i use primer etc etc.
    also, if anybodys seen this before or is good with photo shop can you plz help me get a pic of wat this wuld look like? heres a pic of the stock bow tie now. not the best pic but its all i got
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2009
  2. 5speedsilverado

    5speedsilverado Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    imo, i think the white would kinda blend into the chrome. on my bow tie i sanded it down, used grey primer to cover it till you couldn't see the gold, then coated it in flat black spray paint until it was dark enough
  3. kgibson181

    kgibson181 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Heres a pic I did up for ya. Should give you an idea. Let me know what you think.
  4. SoCal Chevy

    SoCal Chevy Rockstar 100 Posts

    thanx gibson. that relly helped. i like how it looks up close but i didnt even think about wat 5spped said till now. if i got up a picture of the bow tie from more of a distance do u think u culd do another photoshop for me gibson?
    even if it does blend from a distance tho i think itd b noticable from close up and t definatly be different

    also, 5speed. i know u used grey primer but u just painted it black. so if im painting it white will the grey primer still work or wil i have to use a lighter color primer or a base coat?
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2009
  5. canislupis69

    canislupis69 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    I painted mine a few mos. back. I taped off the trim as I wanted to leave it black, sanded the gold bowtie, and sprayed two coats of an adhesive promoter (any auto store will have this) to help the paint adhere, then sprayed very light coats of paint until I was satisfied on how it looked. Here are pics of the front and back painted.
  6. Project1

    Project1 Rockstar 100 Posts

    i would go for it you can always sand if off if you dont like it
  7. cascott325

    cascott325 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

  8. kgibson181

    kgibson181 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Yeah I could do another one if you want, just hit me up with a pic.
  9. zachb91

    zachb91 Rockstar

    i painted my banner red and it looks really good but i got red hillbilly sticker on the front of mine and my rebel flag plate on the front so it matches
  10. SoCal Chevy

    SoCal Chevy Rockstar 100 Posts

    hey canis i love ur truck. thats what i wanted mine to look like but i couldnt find a black truck as cheap as i found mine and im still in high school so my budget is crucial.
    ur front bow tie isnt ecactly what im looking for but how did u do the rear? thats exactly how i want mine. did u remove the bow tie or just tape off the tail gate?

    and gibson ill get some pics up later today. i was guna go take some when i woke up this morning but i went outside and the truck wasnt, turns out my mom had to go pick up a new dresser down in la and it wuldnt fit in her car

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