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    Painting the chevy bowtie black?

    Hey I drive a black 06 Silverado and the gold bowtie on the grille is killing me..
    Does anyone know the best way to paint it black to match the stock black paint? Or do you know if its possible to buy them anywhere?
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    Re: Painting the chevy bowtie black?

    You can try aftermarket light rockguard. It comes in a smoke and is easy to install. You're likely to break the bowtie symbol when you take it off and doing it this way you avoid that. The material inparticular is made by ricochet in Canada.

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    Re: Painting the chevy bowtie black?

    i need 1 blue =[
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    Re: Painting the chevy bowtie black?

    Quote Originally Posted by captainktm
    You can try aftermarket light rockguard. It comes in a smoke and is easy to install. You're likely to break the bowtie symbol when you take it off and doing it this way you avoid that. The material inparticular is made by ricochet in Canada.
    How would you break it? Ive had mine off about 3 times to repaint it from rock chips and it comes off real easy.

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    Re: Painting the chevy bowtie black?

    Take it out. Lightly sand it. Wipe it down with some Simple Green. Prime it, paint and clear coat it with Dupli-Color. Mine lasted for years.

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    Re: Painting the chevy bowtie black?

    mine came off easy too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black5.3Z71 View Post
    mine came off easy too
    i mean... i agree with you how would it break easy...? and why paint the outside of it? why not take off the gold foil on the inside and paint it from the inside so you wouldnt have to mess with taking it off and re painting it every 6 months or so.....?

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    Re: Painting the chevy bowtie black?

    I broke mine. Its a chrome emblem with a colored part inside. I glue it, sanded it, bondos it, sanded it, then painted it. Cant tell now.

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    Re: Painting the chevy bowtie black?

    I just did mine yesterday, I used vinyl took all of 10 min to do. Cleaned it cut the vinyl to roughly the same shape but larger, put it on the front of it and hit it with a hair dryer and moulded it around the corners. Bet of all it was free dude ha some scraps



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    Re: Painting the chevy bowtie black?

    on my silverado i use to have i popped it out and sanded it down and spray painted it with some black spray pant i had laying around and never had any problems with it.

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    Re: Painting the chevy bowtie black?

    Autozone or Advanced Auto or whatever local store around you should carry the colormatch paint. I know you said black but I would still get it for a perfect match. Then a coat of clear and it will look perfect. Did it to my maroon 03 NBS

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    Re: Painting the chevy bowtie black?

    if you want it flat black check out Plasti-dip. look it up on youtube. the stuff is amazing

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    Plasti dip is the balls I have half my truck covered in it right now


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    I painted my bowtie about a 1.5 to 2 years ago and it hasnt been off since. looks like I just painted it. Make sure to put a clear enamel on it if you don't want to take it off and repaint it
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    Re: Painting the chevy bowtie black?

    To help it stick and prevent rock chips, make sure you sand to around 320grit then clean with some wax and grease remover, I would even go as far as to use an adhesion promoter like bulldog. Any wax or grease left behind will fisheye the paint or prevent it from sticking...

    Take your time and if you really want to get anal, clear it then wetsand it from 800-2000 grit to knock our the orange peal, then use a polish to shine it up
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    Re: Painting the chevy bowtie black?

    I'll third the plasti-dip idea

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    Re: Painting the chevy bowtie black?

    i used vinyl since my dad has his own sticker business. i have chrome red on now, and i had flat black on before. works excellent and takes about 5 minutes, but the downside is sometimes rock chips get in there and chips the vinyl away.

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    Re: Painting the chevy bowtie black?

    plasti-dip is easy and removable in case you ever wanted to take it off. there is no sanding required and it is very durable. I painted my rims with it a couple months ago and have been through numerous mud holes and car washes and it hasn't peeled at all.

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    Re: Painting the chevy bowtie black?

    Is plasti dip better than painting rims black? I would think that plasti dip would chip away if something let's say scratched it..

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    Re: Painting the chevy bowtie black?

    So far, I have been through mud and rocks and pressure washed after with no peeling or scratching. Plus it won't chip like paint and if it starts to peel you can just respray it and it's good as new.

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