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 Post subject: Re: Appearance updates
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:15 am 
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Did you use overlays on the bowties?


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 Post subject: Re: Appearance updates
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:54 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Appearance updates
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:12 am 
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Initially I used plasti-dip to paint the grill surround and trunk trim. Worked great on the trunk, but not the grill. Does not hold up well to rocks, bugs and scrubbing. I have since removed the dip and scuffed up the chrome with a 3M disc, then painted them a semi gloss black. Looks better to me and holds up better than the dip.

The 6.0L emblem is a custom emblem bought from Emblem Pros. They can do just about anything.

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 Post subject: Re: Appearance updates
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:19 am 
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On the bowties I just painted the whole thing with plasti dip, than came back with an exacto knife and cut a line along the natural transition between the gold and chrome then peeled it back off the chrome leaving the black bowtie with chrome surround.

On my patrol car, I separated the chrome and gold parts of the bowtie, plasti dipped the gold black and chrome red then put them back together to make a black bowtie with red outline. Its looks awesome. Ill post a pic soon.

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1975 Pontiac Grand Am L77 - 14.82 @ 92.89
1991 Chevrolet C1500 LO3/5 Speed - Too embarrassing to race!
1994 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1 LT1 - 14.70 @ 93.79
2006 Pontiac GTO LS2 - 13.89 @ 102.85
2014 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1 L77 - 13.60 @ 105.87
SS Roto-Fab CAI, Solo axle backs

2015 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1 L77 (owned by the tax payer in all of us)

Solo axle backs


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 Post subject: Re: Appearance updates
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:13 am 
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I did these when I wrapped the door inserts. I thought I'd share them here. Yeah, the car is dirty...

I'd like to try having the a bright red gloss as an outline rather than the chrome. Remember the old "Beware of the guy with the red bow tie" ad campaign? I haven't figured out how to do that yet.


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