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the rear i used fishin line and sawed it off, pull back and forth all the way across. the sticky stuff left on my truck wasnt fun to get off but if u do it when its hot outside then it might work eaiser. as for the front i believe that it either has nuts that hold it on. i havent messed with mine yet but i took a look the other day getting ready for a red one. hope this helped
 

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the rear i used fishin line and sawed it off, pull back and forth all the way across. the sticky stuff left on my truck wasnt fun to get off but if u do it when its hot outside then it might work eaiser. as for the front i believe that it either has nuts that hold it on. i havent messed with mine yet but i took a look the other day getting ready for a red one. hope this helped
The front bowtie snaps in place. It would be easier if you remove the grille so you can see how it snaps in. There's not much room to reach in and unsnap it while it's still on the truck. Fishing line worked great for me too on the rear bowtie.
 

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It is very simple to remove with a thin long flat head screw driver. There are to small plastic clips that need to be pushed inward with the help of the drew driver.
 

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the back one you can remove by heating up the glue with a hair dryer and running fishing line under it as 07redrado said... as for the front, people have been talking about getting a vinyl sticker to go over it.... someone should chime in with where they got this done
 

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if your just painting it no need to remove it if you ask me, the way i did the last one was tape with painters tape around the bowtie, then hang a drop cloth, about 2 bucks at walmart, over the whole front end/tailgate of the truck, cut a hole the size of the bowtie, then tape the drop cloth to the painters tape you put on first, so now your entire front end or tailgate is protected from overspray, then do work, it worked great on my last truck, and i'm gearin up to do the same tonight to my new one, i'll post some pics up later...
 

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as 383man said paint them on the truck. i actually took my tailgate off and painted it in a booth and i snapped my front grill off the first time 2nd time painted the whole grill.
 

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so I'm attaching some pictures of the bowtie painting process,the whole process took about 30 munutes, and most of that was paint drying time, just did two coats with krylon plastic paint. should make it easier to visualize the simplicity of it. its very easy, just take your time on the tape job, if its sloppily (not sure if thats a word lol) taped, then the outcome will be sloppy. let me know if you have any quesions ok...
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for some reason the pics didn't apply, lets try again...
 

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the front one place the screw driver to the outside of the small vertical clips and push wile pulling on the outside.
 

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Can i see it after you took the tape off and its all finished up?
 

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I found this decals one day when I was looking around, not sure if it helps anyone but here goes.
http://www.webxtremes.com/chevybowtiedecals.htm

I thought about getting one of these but they dont have one for an old truck like mine, they are a little pricey but some off them look pretty good.
 

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Looks good. Thanks. :)
 

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