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Old 03-02-2008, 08:44 PM   #1
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Do you clean YOUR bowties?

Or your arrowheads, shields, crests, letters, lions, planets, rams, or ovals?


Can you tell what I'm talking about, yet? Do you make it a point (especially for those who live in winter climates) of cleaning off the badges on your vehicle before you go out on the road?

I've got a Cobalt. And everyday (especially when it snows) I take the extra second to wipe clean the Chevy bowties on my car. Might sound crazy to some - but I still do it; Honor and pride, perhaps?

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Old 03-02-2008, 09:14 PM   #2
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I Know exactly what your saying.
I have a routine when i clean the snow off: I clean off the windows, walk around and clean off the headlights, then brush off the snow on the bowtie.
I used to feel weird doing it, now I feel better.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:15 PM   #3
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well, seeing as how ive debadged my car....no. lol after I get it repainted and 9 layers of clearcoat and my 69 anniversary badges put on...yes lol


and its a good idea to wipe the snow and whatnot off there for more than just asthetics. on the odd chance that the doubleside tape pulls loose in a small area on the badge and the snow melts and gets in there, it will just drag dirt and whatnot in there with it.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:18 PM   #4
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haha, you strictly GM guys really take brand pride seriously sooner or later you guys are going to be throwing gang signs lol
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:50 PM   #5
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I don't have to worry about snow, but whenever I took my Blazer out in the mud, I made sure the bowtie was cleaned off for the ride home.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:51 PM   #6
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haha, you strictly GM guys really take brand pride seriously sooner or later you guys are going to be throwing gang signs lol
hrm, hrm...I DID put in there "rams, and ovals"

sooooo...seeing as how you drive a close relative of the "ram" (Chrysler Concord - right?) Do YOU clean your, er...winged-crest thingy?
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:55 PM   #7
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hrm, hrm...I DID put in there "rams, and ovals"

sooooo...seeing as how you drive a close relative of the "ram" (Chrysler Concord - right?) Do YOU clean your, er...winged-crest thingy?
Lol, thats really funny! But no, I used to own a Probe GT, but it was a used car that I didn't know what I was getting into, and it had looks to kill (I did clean that one), but as for the Concord, lol, its just kind of my granny beater so I don't bother. Can't wait for the Camaro though, it will be my first GM car, either that or the G8 COUPE...hey, i can always dream. I will clean that one off haha
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:08 PM   #8
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Yup, my galloping pony is always sparkling clean.
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:17 AM   #9
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sooner or later you guys are going to be throwing gang signs lol
I tried to create this gang sign you mention, but I couldn't get my fingers to bend into the bowtie shape all that well...
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:45 PM   #10
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I tried to create this gang sign you mention, but I couldn't get my fingers to bend into the bowtie shape all that well...
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and yes, I do clean off the bow ties and arrowhead!
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:19 PM   #11
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well not all the time, but about one a week i take a damp cloth out and shine up the badges, make'em nice a sparkly.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:50 PM   #12
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Well considering theres no snow in Texas.. Theres never anything to wipe off my cars, plus I always keep them clean anyways lol. However if I did live in a climate where there may be snow, I have no idea lol.
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:23 PM   #13
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Honestly, I hate my car so much I can't remember the last time I even washed it... Though it might get a quick wash this week.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:22 PM   #14
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Uhhh, I've never even considered this as something a car lover would do.

Let's see, Born and raised in Tucson AZ. Dusty but not enough to cover badging. 9 years in the Navy stationed in San Diego. The only place in the world where your car actually stays clean unless you do something dumb like find the only puddle in the county and drive through it. Currently living in Jacksonville FL. About the worst thing we deal with out here is pollen from the pine trees in the spring. Oh yeah and rain once a week.

Until I read this thread, I would have never even guessed you guys did this...

That's awesome. Bravo to you all!!
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:35 PM   #15
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i always clean the symbol on my mazda3, when there is snow or sumthin on it. cept for that one time where it was solid ice lol.
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Or your arrowheads, shields, crests, letters, lions, planets, rams, or ovals?

Can you tell what I'm talking about, yet? Do you make it a point (especially for those who live in winter climates) of cleaning off the badges on your vehicle before you go out on the road?

I've got a Cobalt. And everyday (especially when it snows) I take the extra second to wipe clean the Chevy bowties on my car. Might sound crazy to some - but I still do it; Honor and pride, perhaps?

So...Do YOU?
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:44 PM   #17
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HECK YEA I DO man i love my bowtie even though i drive a fourbanger i am still bowtie certified
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:56 PM   #18
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Or your arrowheads, shields, crests, letters, lions, planets, rams, or ovals?


Can you tell what I'm talking about, yet? Do you make it a point (especially for those who live in winter climates) of cleaning off the badges on your vehicle before you go out on the road?

I've got a Cobalt. And everyday (especially when it snows) I take the extra second to wipe clean the Chevy bowties on my car. Might sound crazy to some - but I still do it; Honor and pride, perhaps?

So...Do YOU?
That is the strangest thing I've heard all week. Are you the type to clean off the emblems, but not all of the windows before driving?
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That is the strangest thing I've heard all week. Are you the type to clean off the emblems, but not all of the windows before driving?
....Yes! I had to clean off the car today, as a matter of fact. (Can you believe it was 60 degrees yesterday? And yet...it snows an inch overnight) Anyways, My car's color is Slate, a kind of light bluey-black. if you looked at it as I pulled out, the whole front and back end (not exaggerating) was white, with only 7 things showing. Headlights, Rearlights, CHMSL, and my bowties!!!
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:53 PM   #20
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....Yes! I had to clean off the car today, as a matter of fact. (Can you believe it was 60 degrees yesterday? And yet...it snows an inch overnight) Anyways, My car's color is Slate, a kind of light bluey-black. if you looked at it as I pulled out, the whole front and back end (not exaggerating) was white, with only 7 things showing. Headlights, Rearlights, CHMSL, and my bowties!!!
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:00 PM   #21
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Tomorrow...we're supposed to get 1/2 inch of ICE tonight!
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:26 PM   #22
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:13 AM   #23
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First off the lot of you not being able to live in snow...you're a bunch of wimps :p

And yes I will clean the bowtie on my Camaro
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:53 AM   #24
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Everytime I "Zaino" the SS, the "SS" emblems receive heir coat of Zaino as well.

Seeing as the SS doesn't get out anymore unless it's sunny, keeping them looking good isn't a problem.

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WOOOHOO snowday for me. i cleaned my car and symbol and went to a empty parking lot to do some drifting. fun times.

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