How To: Black out your Chevy bow tie

Discussion in 'How-to Guides' started by Springthing, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. SlickMachine

    SlickMachine Rockstar

    Why paint it Black??? Chevy/GMC emblems are sacred and should be left alone. Just my opinion.
     
  2. Springthing

    Springthing Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Why get new wheels? Why change out the genius of the Chevy intake or cat back? Why debadge your truck? Because it makes it yours and modifies it to suit your taste! :)
     
  3. JMoney02

    JMoney02 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    And to add to that, It's called Personal Preference, your taste, not being a CLONE, why do we do what we do? Because We Can, Were Americans, Were 10 and 1, Oh:rofl:, that kills me everytime....
    "Army Training Sir".....

    jeff
     
  4. JMoney02

    JMoney02 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Oops, by the way, nice write up........

    Jeff
     
  5. apinechevy

    apinechevy New Member

    that look sick
     
  6. 808hoe

    808hoe Member

    ill be painting mine black soon enough. already got the grill for it, just waiting for my headlights and bumper lights to come in.
     
  7. Cody115

    Cody115 Rockstar

    I was getting ready to order me a black gmc bowtie then I saw this thread and figured if someone else can do it then so can I. I think it took around 3 hours total time to complete it. A few minutes sanding it, it took around 1.5 - 2 hours to tape off the chrome edges. Then about an hour or so to paint it. I just hope the atmosphere doesn't effect it badly. I would hate to see 3 hours of hard work go down the drain. By the way, nice write up!

    Step 1: Taped off the chrome edges.
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    Step 2: 2 layers of black.
    I want to post an image for this step but I can only have 4 images.

    Step 3: 1 layer of metallic silver
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    Step 4: 2 layers of black
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    Step 5: 1 layer of metallic silver
    I want to post an image for this step but I can only have 4 images.

    Step 6: 1 layer of black then clear coat
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  8. Springthing

    Springthing Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    WTG! Make sure to post a pic in the pictures/videos section when it's back on!
     
  9. Cody115

    Cody115 Rockstar

    Here is the finished product
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  10. Springthing

    Springthing Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Well done. That looks really good with the chrome edging you left. Fits really well with the overall look.
     

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