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Old 03-12-2014, 06:53 PM   #1
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Is the badge on the back glued on, or is there holes in the truck? I don't care for all that gold. Would like to take it off
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:57 PM   #2
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Is the badge on the back glued on, or is there holes in the truck? I don't care for all that gold. Would like to take it off
No it is double sided taped on ,no holes
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:07 PM   #3
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:09 PM   #4
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Thanks I did a search and found it. I might take the one off on the back of the car. Gold on white just doesn't look right IMO.
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So it's possible there may be a dimple or something off about the paint just a little underneath. So you can certainly take it off and see and then decide if it looks good or you want to replace it with a body color or black or whatever your flavor is(go old school and get blue ones, I almost did that).

There may be a better way to do it in the cosmetic forum, but here's what I learned:


1. Outline the bowtie with masking tape. This serves two purposes, one, it protects your paint while you work, two, if you are putting a different bowtie right back on you'll know exactly where to line it up.

2. Use a heat gun or hair dryer to get the double sided tape on the back of the bowtie to loosen a little. Additionally I had my rear end pointed towards the sun, maybe it helped, I don't know.

3. Use fishing line or dental floss to slide back behind the bowtie working it back and forth to "cut" the warmed up double sided tape. Wear thick gloves otherwise you may cut into your fingers some.

3.5 You may use a plastic wedge to help prop up the bowtie once you've pried some of it loose to make it easier to work the fishing line/dental floss. Be careful about scratching your paint or denting your car. You may choose to wrap the tool in a microfiber towel for extra protection.

4. Once the bowtie is off, use either Goo Gone or Goof Off(one or both says safe on paint) to remove the leftover adhesive from the tape under the bowtie. Let the chemical work so you aren't scratching your paint by moving a towel around over the glue.


A tip, you may heat an area and then work the line/floss under and pull up some and then reheat the next part you're working on. It won't take that long.
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Also it is a Mutha Fvcka to get off!!!
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:19 PM   #7
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Thanks I did a search and found it. I might take the one off on the back of the car. Gold on white just doesn't look right IMO.
I don't' think it's just your opinion. I think a lot of guys with all the different color of Camaros have deleted or replaced the bowties. To each his own of course, if someone likes the stock ones then that's just fine too.

I went black on bowties and bezels since I have a black car.
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:30 PM   #8
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The rear bowtie is a PAIN. I used a heat gun. Take your time and try to get as much adhesive off as you can at once, otherwise, getting the remainder off is not easy (ask me how I know). I bought some 3M adhesive remover and it makes it easy. Just have to soak whats left and rub it off. Polish, then wax. Here's what the rear looks like when done and naked.


Now if I can only figure out what to do with the front bowtie...
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:56 PM   #9
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:03 PM   #10
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Thanks for the tips and pictures. Good idea with the tape to mark it. I think I will pull it off, much cleaner look imo.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:22 PM   #11
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The rear bow-tie isn't hard to remove. Simply heat it up with a heat-gun or blow-dryer then use some light fishing wire like dental-floss and peel the bow-tie and adhesive tape from the paint. After that, gently buff away the remaining adhesive with any automotive grade decal remover.
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:01 PM   #12
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I have a white zl1, the rear bow tie is white and the grill on is black.
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:54 PM   #13
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Pflyn lo that looks good. Can you tell me what u did, and do you have a picture of the front bowtie? Black on the front is what in looking for.
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I couldnt lose my rear bowtie as its my trunk handle so I dont have to leave fingerprints on the black paint
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:24 PM   #15
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I just don't understand WHY anyone would want to de-badge their Camaro. I love the Chevy bowtie...because I'm proud of Chevrolet. As for the ZL1 badge...WHY remove it? I love everything about it and proud to let everyone see it.

Just my two cents....
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:34 PM   #16
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I couldnt lose my rear bowtie as its my trunk handle so I dont have to leave fingerprints on the black paint
I do that too.
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:27 PM   #18
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:36 PM   #19
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get lupe at river city creations to paint them for you - he does really great work.

Check out his work: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149690

I have painted bowties - (not shown in my signature) they turned out really great.
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I just don't understand WHY anyone would want to de-badge their Camaro. I love the Chevy bowtie...because I'm proud of Chevrolet. As for the ZL1 badge...WHY remove it? I love everything about it and proud to let everyone see it.

Just my two cents....
Personal preference. I like the cleaner look and it makes polishing, waxing, washing easier without things to grab the microfiber.
As for the ZL1, I would rather people have to wonder what it is.
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The rear bowtie is a PAIN. I used a heat gun. Take your time and try to get as much adhesive off as you can at once, otherwise, getting the remainder off is not easy (ask me how I know). I bought some 3M adhesive remover and it makes it easy. Just have to soak whats left and rub it off. Polish, then wax. Here's what the rear looks like when done and naked.

Now if I can only figure out what to do with the front bowtie...
Someone makes a front bowtie delete but it looks a lil cheap. The only want to really do it right is get the delete and work it in with body filly and paint the front grill a flat black. Also be careful using a heatgun - you can damage the paint.

Here is a DIY guide I created: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...1&postcount=25
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Dental Floss or Teflon fishing line is even better (will definitely cut thru hands). Heat it up first. I didn't and getting the goo off took forever. I painted it black and keep thinking of putting it back on, but every time I hold it up there I decide... Nahhhhh... Like it clean and mysterious.
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:20 AM   #24
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I might take the one off on the back of the car.
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They were done when I bought it but they appear to have been painted. Also, here is a front puck.
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