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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-30-2009, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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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
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sticky or not there are too many noobs out there who's ADD prevents them from actually looking around before asking, LOL. IMO, it should be a HUGE ***blinking*** message that pops up as soon as they register.


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sticky or not there are too many noobs out there who's ADD prevents them from actually looking around before asking, LOL. IMO, it should be a HUGE ***blinking*** message that pops up as soon as they register.
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but we all have the same questions in the beginning so I do not mind answering. I know alot of people like myself when they first get their "new" car find a forum and want to post right away and usually ask the simple ?'s. Yes, searching does help, but if not done to the T you get mixed topics that come up.

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but we all have the same questions in the beginning so I do not mind answering. I know alot of people like myself when they first get their "new" car find a forum and want to post right away and usually ask the simple ?'s. Yes, searching does help, but if not done to the T you get mixed topics that come up.
That's why Im creating this to help the new guys
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Does anybody know of a website that sells a direct replacement for the OEM bowties? I have a black 06 SS and I am looking for black bowties for the trunk and grill. Or maybe what other Chevy's have the same size emblems that would be able to be used as replacements. I seem to only be finding black bowties for the Avalanche/Silverado and I have found a few for HHR.
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You can always spray paint them. It's easy and looks just fine.
otherwise, http://www.24designs.net/ is the only one I know off the top of my head.


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I spray painted my Front Bowtie black and it looks fine

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use an eraser wheel to remove the adhesive.

same material as a pencil eraser. just don't hold it in one place for more than a split second and keep it moving or you could burn the paint. after using this, wipe clean with a light dab of paint thinner on a dry rag or towel.

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You can always spray paint them. It's easy and looks just fine.
otherwise, 24Designs.net, Custom Emblems 24Designs.net is the only one I know off the top of my head.
Thanks, I have seen that website. The other website I have found was webextremes.com but they just sell decal cover ups for your exhisting emblems.

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