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Old 08-15-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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Blacking out badges and tail lights

I wanted to black out all the badges on my car and I'm looking for help. I was wondering if it would be best to black out the badges I have, or buy new ones already blacked out. If I'm best keeping the ones I have, how much would it cost to have them painted.

I wanted to black out the front and rear bow-ties, taillights, 'camaro' lettering on front side.

If anyone has ever painted their own badges themselves, please share your wisdom.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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I wanted to black out all the badges on my car and I'm looking for help. I was wondering if it would be best to black out the badges I have, or buy new ones already blacked out. If I'm best keeping the ones I have, how much would it cost to have them painted.

I wanted to black out the front and rear bow-ties, taillights, 'camaro' lettering on front side.

If anyone has ever painted their own badges themselves, please share your wisdom.
Plasti-dip the emblems and badges...much easier and way cheaper.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:27 PM   #3
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I wanted to black out all the badges on my car and I'm looking for help. I was wondering if it would be best to black out the badges I have, or buy new ones already blacked out. If I'm best keeping the ones I have, how much would it cost to have them painted.

I wanted to black out the front and rear bow-ties, taillights, 'camaro' lettering on front side.

If anyone has ever painted their own badges themselves, please share your wisdom.
The emblems pop right off, as well as the taillight bezels, and the lettering can be done with those on the car. Tape around the lettering with about a 6-7inch all the way around then and plasti dip away.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:29 PM   #4
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to paint the chrome badge involves sanding them to increase the texture so the paint will stick and then using adhesion promoter. or you can pick up the tamaya (??) paint off amazon for $8 a can and that will stick no problem but the can is tiny and you don't get much out of it. the cheapest and easiest way is plastidip but I have never liked how it looked when it is done.

for my badges I bought them off emblem pros, not the cheapest way to do it but I know the color wont chip, fade, peel, etc.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:32 PM   #5
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to paint the chrome badge involves sanding them to increase the texture so the paint will stick and then using adhesion promoter. or you can pick up the tamaya (??) paint off amazon for $8 a can and that will stick no problem but the can is tiny and you don't get much out of it. the cheapest and easiest way is plastidip but I have never liked how it looked when it is done.

for my badges I bought them off emblem pros, not the cheapest way to do it but I know the color wont chip, fade, peel, etc.
If he not too savvy at painting, I would plasti-dip first to get the technique. Worst case scenario if you don't like, peel it off ya know?
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:41 PM   #6
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I used plastic dip without sanding and it looks great still after a year with no issues.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:02 PM   #7
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Second the Plasti dip, just peel off if you change your mind. or wife or girlfiend.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:15 PM   #8
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Plasti-dip the emblems and badges...much easier and way cheaper.
Plasti-Dip?
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:39 PM   #9
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Plasti-Dip?
Plastidip is like spray rubber, for lack of other words.. Or if you prefer spray 'plastic'. Many people use it to blacken things without painting them, sometimes to test to see if they will like it first, since plastidip is so easy to remove. You just pick a corner and peel if you don't like it. It is also quite strong for what it is, and its cheap. It comes in a can like spray paint, and you just tape what you want off, and then spray it with light, even coats! It definitely doesn't look as nice as paint, but it will blacken what you want blackened...
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:40 PM   #10
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I plastidipped mine. Looks great...




There are bunch of videos on youtube showing you how to take the tail bezels off. Dont be afraid to pull hard if needed. I did break off couple of tabs but it went in perfectly.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:23 PM   #11
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Plastidip is like spray rubber, for lack of other words.. Or if you prefer spray 'plastic'. Many people use it to blacken things without painting them, sometimes to test to see if they will like it first, since plastidip is so easy to remove. You just pick a corner and peel if you don't like it. It is also quite strong for what it is, and its cheap. It comes in a can like spray paint, and you just tape what you want off, and then spray it with light, even coats! It definitely doesn't look as nice as paint, but it will blacken what you want blackened...
where would I buy it from. hardware stores, walmart maybe?
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:24 PM   #12
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Home depot or Lowes in the paint section is where I got mine. I think it's like $5-6 bucks a can
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:26 PM   #13
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I plastidipped mine. Looks great...




There are bunch of videos on youtube showing you how to take the tail bezels off. Dont be afraid to pull hard if needed. I did break off couple of tabs but it went in perfectly.
that doesn't look bad at all. where did you buy it from?

Did you black out the Camaro lettering on the side panels?
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:28 PM   #14
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Walmart or Lowe's should have it...
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