What are yall doing as far as painting the gold part of the bowties to black? I called my body shop and asked about painting them to match the car and they said the paint wouldnt stick for very long on that plastic. I dont want to plastidip them so that is not an option. I'd like to have the glossy look to match the shine of the car. Inlays arent an option either, as they will peel over time. Any input is appreciated.
SSlow you van order the vinyl online from www.JDMfanatic Vinyls.com for $10.99 Comes in a little tube with instructions. Just have a sharp X-acto knife and a good small plastic squeegee. Works good and only takes 20-30 minutes.
Stayed late at work to knock this out. Taped around the gold of the emblem and scuffed it down. Used black with a hint of pearl to match the grilles, cleared and baked. Really happy with the results and will see how well it holds up on the emblems and center caps. I like how the emblem texture is still present.
I'm debating getting some vinyl bowties made and selling a set that would include frog and rear and the wheel cap bowties. My only concern is the bowties are not a flat smooth surface, kinda makes me question how well the vinyl will stick to the bowties on the front and rear.
If plasti dip ha a finish that was glossy, like the paint, I would consider it. I'm also considering pulling the bowties off and sanding them down smooth, then using vinyl or even having them paint matched.