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Old 02-12-2011, 09:23 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, 09:26 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, 09:37 PM   #3
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I painted mine and cleared them in satin.

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Old 02-12-2011, 09:48 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, 09:53 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, 10:31 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, 10:37 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, 10:48 PM   #8
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Why? It looks like shit...
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:53 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, 10:54 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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Old 02-12-2011, 10:57 PM   #11
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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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Old 02-12-2011, 10:58 PM   #12
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Why? It looks like shit...
Care to elaborate?
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:59 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, 11:04 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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Old 02-13-2011, 08:45 AM   #15
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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....
Here's the thread you're talking about, and the one's he did for me: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...+match+bowties.



His first post has plenty of pictures of different styles he has done.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:55 PM   #16
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I left the chrome as is, to give a little contrast against the blackout.

That's EXACTLY what I want to do to mine! They liik like the bowties off the OLD camaros. Nice work!
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That's EXACTLY what I want to do to mine! They liik like the bowties off the OLD camaros. Nice work!
I was going for the look of the old Camaros! Originally, I wanted 18" torq thrust wheels to go along with the overall theme, but got tired of waiting for some to be developed for the Camaro.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:30 PM   #18
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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....
nice diffuser and exhaust tips


do you have more photo for rear , i wanna see it clear ?

and wate type are those ?
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:40 PM   #19
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Had the dealership paint mine body color and clearcoat.Looks perfect and has been done for over 17mo's with no issues.



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Old 02-13-2011, 09:05 PM   #20
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Vinyl covered rear bow tie, has been almost 1.5yrs. Got the vinyl at walmart $10. Deleted front bow tie.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:19 PM   #21
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