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Did my back one black, but I'm thinking the front won't look right because of the black background.

Curious to see what's been done with the front bow tie color. No, not Holden emblems.... ;)
 

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Did my back one black, but I'm thinking the front won't look right because of the black background.

Curious to see what's been done with the front bow tie color. No, not Holden emblems.... ;)
Pretty straight forward, black on black, red SS badge. Not much excitement until the hammer drops!
 

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I have a dark grey Holden emblem in the middle of the black bowties.
- Painted the bowtie dark grey.
- Applied Holden vinyl decal (From Cricut machine).
- Painted the bowtie black.
- Removed Holden decal.
- Sprayed bowtie with clear.
 

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Waiting for a Flow-tie to show up in this thread so I can see if it's worth the work!
 

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I used real carbon fiber to overlay the gold insert. I don't have a picture of the final version, but this picture was taken when I still had a couple stages of sanding and polishing left. I was definitely happy with how it came out in the end.

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I have a dark grey Holden emblem in the middle of the black bowties.
- Painted the bowtie dark grey.
- Applied Holden vinyl decal (From Cricut machine).
- Painted the bowtie black.
- Removed Holden decal.
- Sprayed bowtie with clear.
You got your bowtie covered ,Best of both worlds in one very creative .
 

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See my profile pic for close up on OBM front grill with black trim. I had plastidip before which looked okay. But in the pic is superwrap/autodip which came out more glossy
 

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That looks great. Where can I order one and how much?
I painted black over the gold of my bowtie, but the paint keeps fading/chipping.
I have good luck with plastic prep spray, then paint. That and stay away from power washers.

I do like the paint best because I like to keep that stock texture. Seems the wraps make it smooth.

No offence to anyone, the smooth ones just look cheap to me for some reason.
 

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That looks great. Where can I order one and how much?
I painted black over the gold of my bowtie, but the paint keeps fading/chipping.
painted front with rustolum black 4 yrs ago, still mint.

painted rear with matching Heron white 4 yrs ago, still mint.
a friend (@ body shop) got my paint code and got me 2 oz of the white.

On both, I painted the whole thing, including the chrome edge.

there is a whole thread on all this including the front SS badge that GM forgot to put on the '14 models.

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The picture was taken after a long trip on icy roads. Gloss black with a white border to match the white SS. It's unique yet still subtle which is in keeping with a sleeper car.

Meet subtle sleeper Glinda
Glinda's only MOD !

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