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Old 08-08-2013, 01:16 AM   #1
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black out bowties

What is the best method for blacking out your bowties?
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:37 AM   #2
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Plasti dip! Unless you wanna pay the big money for the gm black out center. The vinyl is a never ending fight. I did it two ways. 1 mask off the chrome with tape and spray and 2 spray the whole thing and take a razor and peel off that around the chrome. Option two looks the best.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:32 AM   #3
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+1 for the plasti dip. It's only $6 at Lowes, Home Depot, and Walmart. It's super easy to use and gives you the professional look in under 15 minutes of work including prep time and taping.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:13 AM   #4
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+2 for Plasti-dip. Just make sure you get the sides of the bowtie good or it will look odd. But as long as you follow Fonzi's advice (youtube really tight shirts, you'll find him) it will turn out looking amazing.
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:50 PM   #5
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+3 for Plasti-Dip. For the best results tape off the chrome and then black it out. Also use a wet swab to dab it down into meeting of the chrome and black so it looks better. The peel off the tape
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:49 PM   #6
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I vote either vinyl (about $10 and if you can get it on good it's more permanent than plasti-dip) or plasti-dip....cheap and pretty easy. Looks good as well.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:52 PM   #7
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+4 For plasti dip. Super easy to do, hold on very sturdy and if you don't like it or mess up it comes off easily. Check out my build thread for a picture of my back bowtie.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:55 PM   #8
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+5 plastidip. how I did mine. Super easy
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:57 PM   #9
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Plasti dip if you are skilled with the stuff. I could never get it perfect so I switched to the eBay black carbon fiber vinyl. Under $10 took a few mins and looks better than what I did with my plasti dip skills.

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Old 08-08-2013, 09:00 PM   #10
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+8 for plasti dip. Just to mess things up

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Old 08-09-2013, 02:34 AM   #11
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Get quality CNC machined ones

$49 and nicer looking than Plasti-dip or vinyl. Machined to contour and powder coated. Easy installation. Just drill a hole in the gold bowtie and break it out. Install the new machined ones with the 3m tape included on the emblem. Bowties have a slight 3D effect due to the thickness of the machined aluminum.

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Old 08-09-2013, 08:23 AM   #12
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$49 and nicer looking than Plasti-dip or vinyl. Machined to contour and powder coated. Easy installation. Just drill a hole in the gold bowtie and break it out. Install the new machined ones with the 3m tape included on the emblem. Bowties have a slight 3D effect due to the thickness of the machined aluminum.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:34 AM   #13
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Plasti Dip!
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:43 AM   #14
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Cool

We are partial to wrapping them with our CF vinyl.

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Old 08-10-2013, 11:45 AM   #15
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I did vinyl off eBay...worked fine if you are comfortable with decals.....
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:18 PM   #16
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I'm gonna make you guys love me after this lol, go to your local vinyl shop and ask for scrap of their black vinyl.... BUT ASK IF THEY CAN STICK IT ONTO ANOTHER VINYL SPECIAL VINYL YOU CAN WORK WRINKLES OUT WITH FINGERS IT WILL MAKE IT EASY AND COME OUT PERFECT, AND IT SHOULD BE FREE, THE VINYL IM TALKING BOUT HAS RIBBS ON IT BUT THEY CAN OVERLAY IT WITH COLOR VINYL U WANT, I USED IT AND TRACED AROUND BORDER WITH RAZOR BUT WAS ABLE TO WORK ALL BUBBLES AND CREASES OUT WITH FINGERS LIKE PIECE OF CAKE... u have to ask vinyl guy bout material I forgot name





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Old 08-10-2013, 11:20 PM   #17
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I'm gonna make you guys love me after this lol, go to your local vinyl shop and ask for scrap of their black vinyl.... BUT ASK IF THEY CAN STICK IT ONTO ANOTHER VINYL SPECIAL VINYL YOU CAN WORK WRINKLES OUT WITH FINGERS IT WILL MAKE IT EASY AND COME OUT PERFECT, AND IT SHOULD BE FREE, THE VINYL IM TALKING BOUT HAS RIBBS ON IT BUT THEY CAN OVERLAY IT WITH COLOR VINYL U WANT, I USED IT AND TRACED AROUND BORDER WITH RAZOR BUT WAS ABLE TO WORK ALL BUBBLES AND CREASES OUT WITH FINGERS LIKE PIECE OF CAKE... u have to ask vinyl guy bout material I forgot name
it is 3M 1080 gloss or flat black vinyl @ Metrorestyling.com
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:24 PM   #18
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Yes the vinyl is but the material I'm talking bout is ill diff I got, he used a vinyl u can rubb bubbles out with fingers, no water or solution needed, and laid black vinyl over it so when I stuck it on easy just place on and trace with razor and rub out wrinkles outward toward edges and bam. Done, easy to remove also just peel edge and pull
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:37 PM   #19
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:47 PM   #20
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I just did plasti dip two days ago. It came out great.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:58 AM   #21
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I did plasti-dip
Then I did this http://www.summitracing.com/parts/dm...FZKk4AodcncAXg
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:54 PM   #22
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I picked up a sheet of the CF vinyl awhile back at autozone. Took 5 mins to apply both and they look amazing. Honestly can't really tell the difference between it and real CF.



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