PSA: for those looking to do color-matched bowties.

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by McClintoc, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 2 Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    I recently ordered a new grille for my truck. Still waiting on it to show up... It does not come with a bowtie but of course has a place for one. So, I also ordered a solid aluminum bowtie to put in the grille. Anyway, I decided I'd like to color-match my front bowtie during this exterior upgrade.

    I ordered a vinyl wrap from here: http://www.webxtremes.com/chevybowtiewrapdecals.htm

    The problem is, they don't really have any good pics of their bowtie wraps so I wasn't sure exactly what I was getting. What I wanted was a full wrap so I could completely cover the edges of my new bowtie and wrap the vinyl around to the back to protect it better. I just have this fear that the edges of a sticker that only covers the face of the bowtie would start to peel away after a while. Therefore, I decided to buy one of each to be safe. In the fourth drop-down menu, I selected one [Grille] and one [11.165" x 4.81"] - after measuring my grille emblem, of course. Based on what I wanted, the "wrap" was the correct choice but again, with out any photos on the site, I just wasn't sure what they meant by "grille".

    Since my order showed up, I thought I'd share what each one looks like so others will know what to buy if they care to color-match their bowties. In the pic below, my new bowtie is sitting on the 11.165x4.81" wrap and the "grille" option is below it.

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  2. GSPKurt

    GSPKurt Rockstar

    So, the wrap is just a sheet that you get to aggravate yourself with trying to install it?
     
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  3. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 2 Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    YES! It was a bit aggravating to put on the bowtie. In fact, the first time around, I didn't like how it turned out so I removed it, order another wrap and did it again.
     
  4. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Wow. Seems like they should have prepared people better for that.
     
  5. Alizabeth

    Alizabeth New Member GMTC Chick

    I did this the first time, then after trial and error....I ordered a 12x12 sheet of vinyl and did all my own cutting. :0) Headache is an understatement, but it's been holding up great!

    Thanks actually showing the difference though, that really would've helped me. I'm a see-it kinda person.
     
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  6. Aztecking

    Aztecking New Member

    Can you get the OEM color in a spray can at an auto parts store or automotive paint supplier?
     
  7. Chesters

    Chesters Active Member ROTM Winner Gold Member 100 Posts

    Sure u can, take your VIN # over to your nearest ORIELY'S and they will fix you right up.
     
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  8. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 2 Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    I never looked for the OEM paint but I might have to do that. I am not happy with vinyl wrap. It looks crappy close up and the color doesn't match.
     
  9. Chesters

    Chesters Active Member ROTM Winner Gold Member 100 Posts

    Just call when you're parts stores and ask them if they mix paint in rattle cans from your Vin number. I do know O'Reillys does that.
     

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