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Old 10-08-2015, 10:35 PM   #15
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My setiments exactly...

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How hard is it to do the float tie. Damn I like that look. Plate holes suck. When I bought my Z I told them if they mounted a plate bracket on there I wouldn't by the car.




Is there a thread for DIY float tie or flow tie, what ever it's called.
That's what I said.
It was in the trunk upon delivery....
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:27 PM   #16
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For the flow tie, i used a screwdriver to pop out the bowtie. Comes out pretty easily. The backer is plastic. You simply use a very sharp knife, follow the bowtie lines and cut out the center. Not hard, just be patient and dont cut off a finger. Some parts of the plastic are thicker than others and the knife speeds up when it transitions. I had a close shave twice.. lol
Would a razor / box cutter work for this? I might try it tonight, I like how it looks as well.
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:17 PM   #17
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That looks really good!
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:55 PM   #18
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Would a razor / box cutter work for this? I might try it tonight, I like how it looks as well.
im wondering the same thing
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:07 PM   #19
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So I looked through a bunch of reviews on the emblem swaps and the folks who cut out the middle of the bowtie badge itself, leaving the silver edge. I was not really a fan of what I saw so when I got my badge off, I went ahead and removed the backer all around. The result looks pretty darn good. Took me about an hour and a half with a very sharp knife. The grille is still very sturdy and supported, no issues there. More airflow is definitely a good thing.

Driving around town, 62 degrees out, my water temp gauge didnt get past the 1/3 mark after 30 minutes of driving. Is that the typical range for the water temp or is it usually in the middle?
How did you do this? I want to do this on my zl1 asap.
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Old 09-17-2016, 06:40 PM   #20
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I dig it. Subtle
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Old 09-17-2016, 06:46 PM   #21
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You car looks great with the emblem removed! I have to agree with the others, loose the plate as that is the main item changing your front aerodynamics. If you go to a GOOD body and paint shop where they use enough material, let it dry completely and then sand you shouldn't have "filler gaps".
ZL1-V, where did you get your trim Carbon fibered like that??? I LOVE IT! And do you mind sharing how it's done and how much it costs?




Also, OP, I too bought my car used with the front license plate bracket (Ugh, and ugly), I just installed the bumper plugs and they're WAY better than the 4 empty holes which are WAY better than the bracket being there. I'm going to run this until I do a full fill and paint.
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:29 PM   #22
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I like the way this looks. I just hate that it would be irreversible.
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Old 09-18-2016, 01:40 AM   #23
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Not a fan of the cutout, unless it's a full blackout...I have the polished rims so the badge compliments the rims...If I ever get black rims, I'll blackout the entire car...And I doubt there is any performance gain from the cutout or the plate removal...
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Old 09-18-2016, 02:36 AM   #24
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I like the way this looks. I just hate that it would be irreversible.
Could always duct tape and JB weld that sucker back in if you need to trade in
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:20 AM   #25
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I never liked the huge gold bow tie on the front, so I cut out the gold part of the bow tie and wrapped the chrome part just for something different.

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Old 09-18-2016, 10:11 AM   #26
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I never liked the huge gold bow tie on the front, so I cut out the gold part of the bow tie and wrapped the chrome part just for something different.

Very nice. How much you charge? lol
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Old 09-18-2016, 02:55 PM   #27
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DrkPhx,

That looks really nice with the CF border.
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Old 09-18-2016, 03:00 PM   #28
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ZL1-V, where did you get your trim Carbon fibered like that??? I LOVE IT! And do you mind sharing how it's done and how much it costs?




Also, OP, I too bought my car used with the front license plate bracket (Ugh, and ugly), I just installed the bumper plugs and they're WAY better than the 4 empty holes which are WAY better than the bracket being there. I'm going to run this until I do a full fill and paint.
The CF kit is available here.

http://andersoncomposites.com/

Not faux carbon fiber wrap, but the real material. Not cheap but great fit and finish. Good luck with your project.
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