So i have been looking around the site and a lot of new ppl have been asking about the bowties in the rear and front
the front is held on but two speed nuts i believe thats what they are called but they are 10 or 11mm very simple to get off just stick you hand behind he bumper by the latch for the hood very simple. there is two holes in the bumper so if you choose not to put the emblem back in there will be two holes.
the rear is a little more different, the bowtie is held on by exterior mounting tape and takes some work to do take some fishing line and pull behind the bowtie cutting the bowtie away from the adhesive and then use bug and tar remover or goo off or something to get all the adhesive off. then use some polishing compound and rub it in real well following directions on the container and then follow up with some wax
if you choose to paint either bowtie or both the easiest way ive done it is wipe it down with paint thinner then a little very fine sanding with lik waterproof sand paper to rough the surface up. then spray with Krylon Fusion Plastics with the desired color and let dry and spray another coat, let dry then one or two coats of clear coat to protect the paint then put it back on. if its the front jus put the nuts back on and tighten. if the rear go to a local hardware store i work at an ace so i used exterior mounting tape weatherproof kind which is the same as the 3m kind gm uses.
if you ever remove the gm emblems or side moldings on the door you will have to repeat the same process of removing the emblem or molding and then removing the adhesive then polishing and waxing
ill put some pictures up tomorrow but a moderator should sticky this please cuz there is the same thing being discussed in a bunch of threads