Home forums vendorsarticles

Go Back   Chevy Truck Forum | GMC Truck Forum - GmFullsize.com > Modification > Exterior

Sponsored Links
Register to remove these ads.



Exterior Paint, wheels, lighting, etc.


User Tag List

Sponsored By: Spencer's HIDs
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-22-2007, 10:00 AM   #1
chevybird2006
bombs on target
 
chevybird2006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: hampton va
Name: Eric
Age: 33
Posts: 2,986
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default NBS painted bowtie how to...lots of pics.

so i kind of wrote this up when i first bought the truck but i did another bowtie since i messed the first up...
first let me say i am not responsible if you screw something up.

REQUIRED:


1 bowtie
pliers/cresent wrench (to remove bowtie from grill)
exacto knife
blue painter tape
paint scraper or small flat head screw driver
HEAVY DUTY easy off oven cleaner
glass dish
old toothbrush
1 can of paint
some type of silicone
very fine sandpaper

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.remove grill from truck. (remove four clips across top, pull hard at each corner of the grill and at the end of the piece between the headlights)
2.remove ugly bowtie from grill. there are 2 plastic cutting bolts holding it on.
3. turn the bowtie over and you will see the two layers.gently pry between the gold and the black until you can grab the black and pull the two halves apart.



4. now you have two parts. i like to remove the glue (white spots) so that it is out of the way of the easy off to do its job.


5. make sure when you buy the easy off it is the HEAVY DUTY kind. the fume free kind will not eat the clear level off of the plastic and the paint wont attach.


6. find a glass dish of some sort to put the bowtie in so that you arent spraying easy off right on the ground.


7. coat the bowtie in a large amount of the easy off. i like to do this step a few time to make sure that it removes everything. let it sit between "coats" . rinse the bowtie off and then apply more. i usually let it sit for a long while...30 minutes or so. use an old toothbrush to help remove the clear layer from the edges.


8. rinse the bowtie very well and inspect and the corners to make sure all of the gold and clear came off. the plastic will still have a gold tint to it. i have only done the bowtie in red and black and it was not a problem on either.



9. scuff the inside of the bowtie (where the gold was) just to give the paint a little assistance to stick. very little scuffing is needed with a very fine grit sandpaper (i think i used 1500). rinse again to remove all residue.

10. take the blue tape and wrap the front. use the exacto to cut the edge.make sure to leave the entire back uncovered. once you have done this give the back of the bowtie a good wpe down to get rid of any oil from your skin.



11. set up you paint area and spray...you dont have to be a master painter to do the since it will actually be the back side of the paint that shows. i did just a few coats...very thick...i was a little impatient. take your time and it wont look bad. you can tell if it needs more.

12. let it dry for a few hours and remove the tape. admire your newly colored bowtie.



13. let sit for overnight at least.
14. okay to connect the to halves back together...use some sort of silicone. DO NOT USE AN EPOXY. the epoxy will harden against the paint and it will look like shit (thats what happened to the first one i did). i chose the high tmp gasket stuff since i figured it had a very good hold.


15. apply the silicone directly to the paint. dont over do it or you will have a mess on your hands. the put the two halves back together. oh yea the two pieces only go together one way so figure that out before you stick them together. apply a good amount of pressure until the two halves are together. let that sit over night.


16. and thats it!!! now just reinstall.




now i dont know if this will work for the OBS or the NNBS, someone give it a shot and let me know.


















__________________
i want bags...
chevybird2006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2007, 11:01 AM   #2
Lifted07Duramax
Cartmans Critters
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Springfield, MO
Name: Jon
Posts: 8,877
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: NBS painted bowtie how to...lots of pics.

Thats badass
Lifted07Duramax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2007, 11:17 AM   #3
chevybird2006
bombs on target
 
chevybird2006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: hampton va
Name: Eric
Age: 33
Posts: 2,986
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: NBS painted bowtie how to...lots of pics.

what? how just randomly i put tape across the bowtie? or are you just liking the idea of a blue taped bowtie?
__________________
i want bags...
chevybird2006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2007, 11:18 AM   #4
Spanish Fly
GMFS Member
 
Spanish Fly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Houston, Tx
Name: Spanish Fly
Posts: 88
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: NBS painted bowtie how to...lots of pics.

i like the old school blue bowtie
Spanish Fly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 03:15 PM   #5
ahb001
GMFS Member
 
ahb001's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Denham Springs, Louisiana
Name: Heath
Age: 36
Posts: 221
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: NBS painted bowtie how to...lots of pics.

What grille is that?
ahb001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 03:53 PM   #6
JHops
GMFS Member
Chevrolet Owner
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Magnolia, TX
Name: Jonathan
Age: 28
Posts: 676
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: NBS painted bowtie how to...lots of pics.

Nice writeup! I wish i would of done mine this way! I bought a metal one already painted off a guy on here and the paint started to chip off after a year, so i scratched off all the paint and polished it now im just waiting to repaint it!
__________________
JHops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 03:58 PM   #7
chevybird2006
bombs on target
 
chevybird2006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: hampton va
Name: Eric
Age: 33
Posts: 2,986
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: NBS painted bowtie how to...lots of pics.

thats a trenz i think. i got it in the shell i bought from 1lowdiesel

the bumper has an ebay insert.
__________________
i want bags...
chevybird2006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2008, 02:35 PM   #8
Uzzy
The Incomparable Mr. Uzzy
 
Uzzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Windsor, Ontario Canada
Name: Derek
Age: 32
Posts: 48
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: NBS painted bowtie how to...lots of pics.

Sweet! This is exactly what I was looking for. I hate the gold, it's going black.

I was going to just scuff and spray bomb the outside, but I thought maybe I should check on here to see how it's done right. Well I'm off to Crappy Tire for some easy off and silicone adhesive...
__________________
Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

Like a Rock
Uzzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2008, 02:41 PM   #9
maka
GMFS Member
 
maka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New York
Name: Justin
Posts: 2,407
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: NBS painted bowtie how to...lots of pics.

Looks awesome!!
__________________
SOLD

Black 08 4.8 V8 RCSB 2wd GMC Sierra
2/6 drop on stock chrome 17s
Billet Grills, Blacked out headlights
Kicker CVT12 and Kicker 400.1 mono amp
Escalade Mirrors with LED Turn Signals
Black Leather Seat covers, Flowmaster Muffler
SS rollpan, Air shocks
maka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2008, 04:05 PM   #10
04SilveradoMykk
GMFS Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hollywood California
Name: Mykk
Posts: 1,254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: NBS painted bowtie how to...lots of pics.

Cool, looks good
__________________
04SilveradoMykk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




Forum Jump






Dodge Ram Forum
Ford Raptor Forum
Chevy Tahoe Forum
Chevy Cobalt Forum
Chevy Camaro Forum
Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum
Ford Truck Forum
88-98 GM Truck Forum
73-87 Gm Truck Forum
Ford Expedition Forum
Chevy Equinox Forum
Chevy Cruze Forum
Jeep Liberty Forum
Jeep Forum
Dodge Ram SRT10 Forum
Chrysler 200 Forum
Scion xD Forum
Scion xB Forum
Dodge Challenger Forum
SRT Forum
Nissan Titan Forum
Buick Enclave Forum
Cadillac Forum
Cadillac XTS Forum
Softball Forum

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:12 AM.



Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2004 - 2013 GMFullsize.comAd Management plugin by RedTyger