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Old 04-10-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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Painted my front/rear bowties/SS badges! Not sure if i like the front bow tie.

Today I spray painted my $45k car, EEK! I am not sure how long these painted parts will last until they start chipping, I am going to order professionally painted parts eventually, but I just wanted to give this a go. I took off the front/rear SS badges and the front bow tie. I didn't want to mess up my rear vinyl so I painted the rear bow tie on the car. I used GM IOM spray paint and the bow ties came from my vinyl kit. I still want to get SS inlays for the badges, black for the front and IOM for the rear.

The front bow tie came off pretty easy, as did the SS badges. The front SS badge looks like crap since i put too much paint on it and the rear SS badge looks like it will chip easy and the chrome will show through. I really like my rear bow tie, but I'm not sure on the front one yet. It just looks weird to me, like it is too big or maybe even cartoony looking. What do you think?

I also painted my engine cover, but I ran out of paint so it doesn't look all that great and to add insult to injury I dropped it while i was taking the tape off of it and scratched it right up front. It ended up looking like crap so I did not take a picture of it.

Today's cost of mods: $15.19
$15.19 GM IOM 6 oz spray touch up paint


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Old 04-10-2011, 07:10 PM   #2
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Looks really good!
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:13 PM   #3
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You know, you could start a member journal. Instead of making new threads....

Great job on the bowties btw.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:18 PM   #4
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You know, you could start a member journal. Instead of making new threads....

Great job on the bowties btw.
Already have one (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135739, but I don't add posts to it when I add something, I just edit previous posts so it doesn't get updated and no one ever sees it. I like getting feedback on what everybody thinks of my mods as I do them. Sorry if I'm making too many threads.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:23 PM   #5
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Already have one (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135739, but I don't add posts to it when I add something, I just edit previous posts so it doesn't get updated and no one ever sees it. I like getting feedback on what everybody thinks of my mods as I do them. Sorry if I'm making too many threads.
No no no, you're fine. I didn't know if you had one started or not. It seems its a good way to get nominated for COTW. I think you might be in the running.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:40 AM   #6
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Looks great man.. but your drivers side exhaust tip is driving me nuts lol
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:42 AM   #7
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Looks great man.. but your drivers side exhaust tip is driving me nuts lol
Thanks for noticing that! The hanger had actually come loose. Put it back on and the tips are lined up straight again.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:44 AM   #8
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Looks Awsome!!! good job
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:58 PM   #9
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I like the bowties. I was gonna paint the center green on mine but now may paint the outside instead. It looks good!
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:09 PM   #10
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Your car looks cool. I envy your toplessness.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:17 PM   #11
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I think they look great. It looks like the way is meant to be.
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Did you do any prep work on the rear bowtie itself or just go at it with the can after taping off the car?
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:31 PM   #13
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Did you do any prep work on the rear bowtie itself or just go at it with the can after taping off the car?
Taped it off and just scuffed it up with a scotch brite pad. The back is perfect, the front has a small chip in it so if anything I should have used a primer or a plastic adhesion promoter on the front one since it gets blasted with stuff on the highway.
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