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Old 10-10-2012, 05:17 AM   #1
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Default Paint Bowtie front, back, center caps, grille, and fog light housing

Hey every one this is my First Thread. I've been on the website jus to look around but I finally made one when I got my car June 2012. My name is Tommy hope you guys like it. But anyways, My car will be all white pretty soon.
Here is My car Dead Stock:




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White Grille, and Fog Light Bezel
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30% Tint
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: Paint Bowtie front, back, center caps, grille, and fog light housing

I Really didn't think about how I was going to do this, I just did it.

I made it really difficult on myself. I taped off the chrome around the bowtie and sanded it down. Wiped clean primed and painted. I didn't like the results because when I pulled the tape it wasn't a clean tape line. So then I got the idea of taking the actual bowtie off leaving the chrome on. Then I got some adhesive after I repainted and placed it on and it was beautiful.





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White Grille, and Fog Light Bezel
White BowTies on CenterCaps
30% Tint
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:22 AM   #3
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Default Re: Paint Bowtie front, back, center caps, grille, and fog light housing

I did the same with my grille, I just taped around the chrome and sanded and sprayed. Turned out good. The reason I did this is because I didn't know how to take off my grill. But after a video on YouTube I was successful.







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White Grille, and Fog Light Bezel
White BowTies on CenterCaps
30% Tint
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:29 AM   #4
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Default Re: Paint Bowtie front, back, center caps, grille, and fog light housing

Now my center caps was fairly easy! I jus simply taped them, used a razor blade to cut off tape on the painted surface. Sanded and sprayed.



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Old 10-10-2012, 06:51 AM   #5
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Default Re: Paint Bowtie front, back, center caps, grille, and fog light housing

My fog lights and lower grille I didn't do we'll but you can't tell in pics lol. If I could remove the chrome they would be A+ but they look good. I took the bumper off To get to them. Be sure to be very careful to not break the fog light when removing it from the bumper! I did. I just didn't tell my wife. Lol. So it's holding on by 1 less clip.









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White Grille, and Fog Light Bezel
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:58 AM   #6
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Here are a few before and after pictures.



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White Grille, and Fog Light Bezel
White BowTies on CenterCaps
30% Tint
More to Come!

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:51 AM   #7
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Default Re: Paint Bowtie front, back, center caps, grille, and fog light housing

Looks good...thats a lot of white Did you spray the grille with the bumper off or on? You said on but then said you figured out how to remove it. Reason I ask is it looks like is sprayed white on the plastic baffles behind the grille.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:06 AM   #8
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Looks good...thats a lot of white Did you spray the grille with the bumper off or on? You said on but then said you figured out how to remove it. Reason I ask is it looks like is sprayed white on the plastic baffles behind the grille.
Thanks I appreciate it. And the first time I taped around the chrome and sprayed with the bumper on, but I noticed the little boxes (baffles) at the bottom that I didn't like. So I decided to take the bumper off and paint the plastic pieces behind the grille back black. After that it looks better. As you can see in the latter pics.
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White Grille, and Fog Light Bezel
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30% Tint
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:31 AM   #9
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Yes agreed...much better after removing the bumper.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:53 AM   #10
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Yes agreed...much better after removing the bumper.
Yes, thank you!
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Mods: White BowTies Front and Back
White Grille, and Fog Light Bezel
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30% Tint
More to Come!
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