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Old 02-12-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
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Anybody paint their bowties?

Anyone do this? I mean, why buy billet ones if you could paint em'? Unless it would look like shit??
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:26 PM   #2
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I'm going to plastidip mine whenever it gets alittle warmer..
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:37 PM   #3
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I painted mine and cleared them in satin.

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Old 02-12-2011, 08:48 PM   #4
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Nice. I'm assuming you guys painted the chrome as well? Cause that's what i'm going after.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:53 PM   #5
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Asked my dealership last year about painting my bow ties. They wouldn't even provide me a quote - refused to do it saying that since they were plastic, the paint wouldn't stick for long, even if the finish was scuffed up a bit before painting - so I went the vinyl route (cheap and I can change colors anytime I want to).. works for me, almost a year and no peel, damage - still look great.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:31 PM   #6
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Nice. I'm assuming you guys painted the chrome as well? Cause that's what i'm going after.
I left the chrome as is, to give a little contrast against the blackout.

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Old 02-12-2011, 09:37 PM   #7
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Your car looks great man! I'm actually not 100% sure if I'd do the whole thing. I am leaning heavily towards it though, and I just want to know the possibilities.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:48 PM   #8
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Why? It looks like shit...
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:53 PM   #9
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I did the black overlays, even though when you look closely you can still see some gold . I'm thinking of deleting them.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:54 PM   #10
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Why? It looks like shit...
well it's kind of why I posted and asked. Anyone have any pics?
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well it's kind of why I posted and asked. Anyone have any pics?
There is a guy in the forum who custom paints bowties and sells them. They look good to what I've seen. Not sure of the member's name....
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Why? It looks like shit...
Care to elaborate?
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:59 PM   #13
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Asked my dealership last year about painting my bow ties. They wouldn't even provide me a quote - refused to do it saying that since they were plastic, the paint wouldn't stick for long, even if the finish was scuffed up a bit before painting - so I went the vinyl route (cheap and I can change colors anytime I want to).. works for me, almost a year and no peel, damage - still look great.
Where did you get your vinyl?
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:04 PM   #14
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I had my dealership paint mine. Cost less than $50, if I remember correctly (it was a while ago).



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