How To: Black out your Chevy bow tie

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

  1. Maine-Rider

    Maine-Rider New Member

    Nice write up!
  2. EastCoastSlide

    EastCoastSlide New Member

    2 Coats of Adhesion Promoter, 5 Coats of Flat Black, 2 Coats of Clear Coat

    Taped off the silver edging on rear bowtie.

    Front Bowtie

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    Finished products on Burgundy colored 2008 Silverado 1500 LT Extended Cab.

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  3. Z71FTW

    Z71FTW Rockstar

    nice explanation!
    but i recently did my bowtie on a 2000 silverado and this is what i did i just used a flat blade screw driver to pop out the emblem bc mine didnt use screws or bolts it just clips in, and i used the spray on bedliner to paint mine bc i have an 11 year old truck so while the paint isnt fresh off the assembly line shiny its still decent bc i wax it, and i didnt want the emblem to outshine the paint, so i used very little sand paper and the spray on bedliner and in my opinion turned out great check out my pics!!
  4. BigMike2011

    BigMike2011 Member

    I did both of my bow ties with this stuff called plastidip. I sprayed 3 coats of it and that was it. I like this stuff cause if it catches a rock and scratches you can just peel it off and do it all over again. I love it and its very easy to use
  5. 08chevyz71

    08chevyz71 Member

    i have been wantin to do this but never seem to find the time. But i want to be a lil different and paint the front emblem to match body color and either do a billet one for the rear or paint it silver.
  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    This is one of the best posts ever made on this website! :)
  7. Burden33

    Burden33 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Here is my bowtie done in white


  8. EastCoastSlide

    EastCoastSlide New Member

  9. Burden33

    Burden33 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    thanks. i wasnt really sure how it was going to turn out but overall im happy with it. It took a little long since i had to make sure i got all of the tape around the black and right down int he crack so no white would get on it instead of just painting it all over
  10. D4jsmit

    D4jsmit New Member

    So the magic question- what do you use to reattach it to the tailgate?

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