Well, I stumbled across Springthing's thread on blacking out a bowtie (http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/showthread.php?14908-How-To-Black-out-your-Chevy-bow-tie) and after seeing his and Cody115's results I was sold on blacking out the bowtie. Being on a really tight budget right now (paying for wife's Masters tuition and trying to recover from unexpected bills) I tried to be as inexpensive as possible. The overall project ended up costing me around $17 after taxes. I really wanted to make the mesh grill dissappear as much as possible. First I found some high temp black paint that my dad no longer needed and painted the grill and everything behind it (some of the paint on the braces behind the grill had worn off). I really like the way Ajarman's 2008 Chevy (Oct ROTM nominee picture) looks with the lights behind the grill, so I decided to use his design. I found these lights in my attic. I had bought them back in 2005 for the 88 Silverado I had, but I never installed them. I drilled some holes at the top of the grill and mounted the lights. I installed the switch on the dash board by my fog lights switch. For the bowtie I bought the DupliColor Metallic Black (BUN0090) and clear coat (the $17 of the project). I followed the instructions in the threat mentioned above. I sprayed about 6 layers of the Metallic black and then about 3 coats of the clear coat. And the finished product: I'm really happy with the end results. It looks even better in person. I'll get some better pictures (and from a little further away) once I wash and wax the truck. Hope everybody likes it and maybe even give some poeple ideas who are looking for cheap mods / customizations.