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Old 08-13-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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Lightbulb SSX BOWTIE

Hey everyone! See this bowtie?



Im going to try and make one! Using this:




this:


This:



And this:


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Tonight: Dremel!
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:43 PM   #2
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well this is a new one.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:49 PM   #3
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:16 PM   #4
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so what are we jackhammering?
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:21 PM   #5
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i made one i will get soe pics tommorow
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:26 PM   #6
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Lmao @ the jackhammer.

Please use caution with that last piece.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:46 PM   #7
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Front Bowtie: Reach both hands underneath the factory bowtie housing (whole chrome piece) on each side. Feel around for the two clips on the back of the bowtie housing. Pull both of the clips down and forcefully pull/wiggle the bowtie housing out. Flip over the housing and poke out the gold bowtie through the back using a flat head screwdriver and the four holes on the back of the bowtie housing unit.
Those are the instructions for removing the gold bowtie inserts, might help with your project
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:53 PM   #8
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Dude... That will be awesome!! When your done can you tell me how? I have an extra bowtie and would like to give it a try
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:57 PM   #9
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Blacky did this awhile ago too. Here's his write up on it.


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Its super easy to buils this for yourselve. Will Copie this her to the HOW to Bild thread
you only need an Grill delate what i have buy in Ebay and your Emblem from the Car,

1. Cut the inside of your emblem with an Drehmel,
2. Cut the outside of the Grill delate Part ,
3. Sanding and Paint the Chrom- Emblem
4. make this 2 Parts in one with an Epixi Glue,

Voila ...and you have an SSX Style Emblem,
i have need around 2-3 Hours for this build


here any Pics have Fun with the easy build









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Old 08-15-2012, 12:31 AM   #10
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Funny that the SSX car no longer has that bowtie. I wonder if it broke and they didn't bother to make another one
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:40 AM   #11
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Lmao @ the jackhammer.

Please use caution with that last piece.
Lol I will.

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Those are the instructions for removing the gold bowtie inserts, might help with your project
Thanks! those will help!

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Dude... That will be awesome!! When your done can you tell me how? I have an extra bowtie and would like to give it a try
This will be a step by step instructional diy thread.

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Blacky did this awhile ago too. Here's his write up on it.
Sweet, knew someone had to attempt this before me.

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Funny that the SSX car no longer has that bowtie. I wonder if it broke and they didn't bother to make another one
maybe
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:41 AM   #12
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Anyone know what blacky painted with?
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:57 AM   #13
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Anyone know what blacky painted with?
Blacky looks like he painted his with automotive paint (professionally). I plan on using spray paint, and then clear coating it. We will see how it goes.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:40 PM   #14
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Anyone know where i can get a cheap emblem delete for this? I know phastek has one but i dont want to pay $60 for it
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:51 PM   #15
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Hey soloknight6. What color are you painting yours?
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:06 PM   #16
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Im not sure, between red and white. I got my bowtie delete from ebay for ~$30.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:08 PM   #17
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I think im going to go white
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:19 PM   #18
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Ive started cutting the center out. Its harder than it looks
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:22 PM   #19
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Ive started cutting the center out. Its harder than it looks
Yeah, im still working on mine. Its a pain.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:25 PM   #20
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I know. Especially since i cant seem to find my dremel.. Im using a dewalt drill as a replacement
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:38 PM   #21
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What are you doing with your rear bowtie?
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:21 PM   #22
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Im not going to try the rear, it looks way too complicated lol.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:56 PM   #23
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So your leaving it chrome/black? I think im going to leave mine chrome/white
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:16 PM   #24
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Hey guys. So this is what i have so far..





Now.. My only real concern is the inside par of the bottom.. The cutting blade git caught and dug a bit too much plastic off the bottom. As you can see below theres a dip on it. I sanded i out to be even and smooth but i dont know how it will look..



Is there a type of filler i could put there to make it even again?
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:19 PM   #25
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Hey guys. So this is what i have so far..


Now.. My only real concern is the inside par of the bottom.. The cutting blade git caught and dug a bit too much plastic off the bottom. As you can see below theres a dip on it. I sanded i out to be even and smooth but i dont know how it will look..


Is there a type of filler i could put there to make it even again?
Looks good! mine turned out similar, i just filed it down until it was moderately even all around. Just waiting on the bowtie delete now, ill post up pics of what I have tonight!
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