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Old 06-21-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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Not sure about rear bow tie

I have the black Defenderworx bow tie on the rear of the car, but it seems like color has faded over time. As you can see in the pic, it's a really faded black and the rest of the car isn't. I'm not sure I like the looks of it any more. I'm thinking of just removing the rear bow tie. The second pic is a quick photoshop of how it would look. I don't think the back would look too plain, since I have the "supercharged" badge and "SS" badge back there.

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Old 06-21-2013, 08:28 PM   #2
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that supercharged badge is ugly.. on a side note how do you take the bow-tie badge off? isn't there a hole it was clipped into?
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:34 PM   #3
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Only 2010 Camaros had any holes for the rear bow ties. They were just for positioning though, all model years they are held on with two sided tape. Most people use dental floss or fishing line to cut through the tape. Then use Goof Off to remove the adheasive left behind. There are other methods you can do a search on "Emblem Removal" and read other methods.
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I used 12lb. test fishing line. Dental floss kept breaking. Recommend warming the badge (and thus, the sticky tape) with a medium-heat hair dryer first, to soften the tape. That stuff stick big time.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:05 PM   #5
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I used 12lb. test fishing line. Dental floss kept breaking. Recommend warming the badge (and thus, the sticky tape) with a medium-heat hair dryer first, to soften the tape. That stuff stick big time.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:09 PM   #6
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I think your car looks good without the Bowtie. I took off my little SS in the corner, and then the Bowtie. Was gonna leave it plain, but my 2010 had holes. So I stuck a red Sparks SS over the holes.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:24 PM   #7
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are the camaro side badges the same? ive been debating removing them, not too sure..
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Removed mine and love it. They are all sep little letters, pita.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:28 PM   #9
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are the camaro side badges the same? ive been debating removing them, not too sure..
Yep - the side badges are held on by tape only

Op - I think the car looks really plain without any badging on the rear. You could look to get another form of bowtie or a different badge entirely
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:33 PM   #10
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I like the bow-ties on my SS, they are almost white looking. I don't know if they are special to the Transformer Edition or not, but my other two cars didn't have them.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:34 PM   #11
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I took my bowtie off my 2012, no holes, & got a bowtie painted CFM from Lupe, his username is overhaulengines I think, he does a good job. I used the fishing line then got some automotive adhesive remover spray, worked like a charm. Here is a pic...
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I took mine off. Used fishing line, just be careful and don't rub it on the paint. Then used a rubber wheel and the sticky tape was gone.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:38 PM   #13
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I like the trunk badge functionally, it's what I use to shut the trunk.
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What you said. ^^^
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Thanks for the input. Aside from removing the bow tie and keeping it plain, I thought about getting one of the large SS emblems for the empty spot. I'd probably keep the supercharged emblem as is, and remove the smaller SS. I have a white SS emblem in the center of the front grille now.
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I like the trunk badge functionally, it's what I use to shut the trunk.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:40 PM   #18
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If I go with a sparks SS, what's a good color for a black car? Red or white, or maybe black?
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I like it with the bowtie.
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If I go with a sparks SS, what's a good color for a black car? Red or white, or maybe black?
White to balance it out with your front emblem
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White to balance it out with your front emblem
+1 yes front and rear should match emblem wise.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:45 PM   #22
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I just bought on Ebay black carbon precut for $10 ,and it looks great, If they fade I will just stick new one's back on
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:50 PM   #23
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Who's got the best deals on the Sparks emblems?
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:51 PM   #24
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Ever consider something like this?

I saw it on a black Camaro before, looked pretty nice.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:52 PM   #25
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i think the bowtie looks fine.. like it's meant to be dark grey.. then again it may be more faded than I'm noticing.. i personally don't like when things have too little badging.. that plainness you speak of.. paint it maybe?

i like the supercharged emblem, just not sure i like the placement.. different centering than the SS.. if you go with the SS in place of the bowtie maybe shift supercharged towards right side?

i bought the cheap publix (grocery) brand floss and it worked fine for removing the SS.. just make sure you heat it up enough i guess...

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Ever consider something like this?

I saw it on a black Camaro before, looked pretty nice.
wow.. this i like... i just may steal this.. minus the supercharged.. cuz i don't have one yet and also because i encourage others to try =)

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