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Old 06-04-2009, 03:24 PM   #1
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DIY Black Bowtie

can somebody give a step by step on how to make the chevy bowtie black with the vinyl.. please?
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:01 PM   #2
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Did this myself... wasn't hard. Just cut the vinyl a tad larger than the emblem, carefully applied it to make sure there were no bubbles, then used a sharp razor following the grove between the crome and gold parts. Good Luck!
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:27 AM   #3
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On other thing regarding smoothing out air bubbles. Prick the air bubble with a pin and flatten the bubble, much easier than trying to work the bubble out to the edges of the vinyl.
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:29 PM   #4
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Where do you actually get the vinyl?

I've looked online.
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:57 PM   #5
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I've looked online.
Just go to any automotive supply store and ask them for vinyl repair tape providing it`s wide enough, or and I know this will sound stupid, contact vinyl shelving paper.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:46 PM   #6
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Thanks

I'll look into both....thanks.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:51 PM   #7
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thanks every one.. does any one know the height of the chevy emblem cause i want to know what size tape to get... my car should be here any day .. so if some one can please measure for me
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:31 PM   #8
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Paint or Vinyl

I really want to get black bow ties but which is easier to do vinyl or paint and which looks better?
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:04 PM   #9
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can someone just measure the specs of the bowtie for me plssss!
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:44 PM   #10
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black viny 4 x 8 inchs relax any auto store will have it
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:07 PM   #11
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What did you use as a template?
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:24 PM   #12
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:23 PM   #13
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Just like what BEAUSBRIGGS quoted in his post , " wasn't hard. Just cut the vinyl a tad larger than the emblem, carefully applied it to make sure there were no bubbles, then used a sharp razor following the grove between the chrome and gold parts.

I took mine to a Vinyl Shop and thats how they did it ...
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:28 PM   #14
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:45 PM   #15
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Sounds simple. How much did you pay. Ridergraphics wants $30.00 for them. thats pretty expensive

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Just like what BEAUSBRIGGS quoted in his post , " wasn't hard. Just cut the vinyl a tad larger than the emblem, carefully applied it to make sure there were no bubbles, then used a sharp razor following the grove between the chrome and gold parts.

I took mine to a Vinyl Shop and thats how they did it ...
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Old 08-01-2009, 04:52 PM   #16
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i painted mine. just did another coat on the rear. looks better and vinyl doesnt last long.
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:58 AM   #17
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They have vinyl at walmart. I actually found it near the picture frames. Its flat black with an adhesive backing. $9
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:44 AM   #18
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i did it !
bought a piece of matte black vinyl from a sign making shop for $10, spent about half an hour trimming and putting it on.

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Old 08-11-2009, 10:26 PM   #19
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wat should i use to paint them
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:07 PM   #20
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wat should i use to paint them
Dont paint them. Just do like everyone else is suggesting. by whatever tape color you want, place it over the bowtie and cut it out using a razor blade. It is super simple and cheap.
I bought some red tape and carbon fiber tape. Tried both and decided to stay with carbon fiber.

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Old 08-19-2009, 11:13 PM   #21
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Paint it with Krylon Fusion semi flat. It will turn out great and last a long time. Ive done all my Chevy's the same way.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:19 PM   #22
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Okay, please be gentle, I'm a lady and I've never done this before. I bought the ryder graphixs bowtie blackouts and the back one went on great, the front one was a nightmare and I ended up pulling it off and throwing it away.

I've got some new vinyl and plan to cut it larger than the bowtie and try again. My question is did you guys find you needed to heat it up at all or get it wet (as others have mentioned) to get it to form to the bowtie?

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Old 08-30-2009, 10:18 PM   #23
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I used a hairdryer and it worked great... the only problem wa, after 4 days in the sun, it started to wrinkle.. gotta get better vinyl i guess...
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:28 PM   #24
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Getting cyber metallic gray. What color bowtie would look best black, gray, or silver? Interior will be gray with black trim.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:33 PM   #25
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Getting cyber metallic gray. What color bowtie would look best black, gray, or silver? Interior will be gray with black trim.
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2 pieces cut to meet in the middle(no stretching/wrinkles required)
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