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Oh damn is that the white diamond paint? I love that color. We had it on our 13 Malibu and I wanted an Impala in that color.

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Yes it is haha thanks!

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Looking good buddy,

Now just gotta stick a subwoofer in there and your complete lol


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Vinyl for bow ties might be tough, I had mine painted because the surface on them is so rough. If that doesn’t work for you try the paint route.

As much as we hit the car wash with our ‘fancy palas’ the pressure from water washing might make that vinyl peel off. But good luck :-)



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Vinyl for bow ties might be tough, I had mine painted because the surface on them is so rough.
I had vinyl on mine at one point. While it will never look as good or have the durability of paint they can be done well. Take a hair-dryer or heat gun and during the installation warm them up a bit and use a toothpick or soft brush to get the vinyl into the creases. It will last longer and look better.

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I only had mine painted cause I hit a deer and the dealer said they’d paint them free lol


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I used vinyl on my 2016 Silverado. I do think paint would be alittle better but this pearl is expensive to mix and I wouldn't trust a quality match out of a can. If you use a heat gun it will lay in those ridges pretty good just takes time.

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I'm debating on getting rid of the rear bowtie. What do you guys think? I'm really leaning towards it.




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I think it looks better being painted the color the car is IMO


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Personally, I think I'd leave the bowtie and paint, dip or vinyl it black or white (anything is better than the ugly gold!). I took everything off of the back of my 2012 *except* for the bowtie - I just think it looks better with it...

This is what the rear end of my 2012 looks like without the flux-fuel and "Impala LT" badge (with tinted tails though):



I think removing the entire bowtie takes away a little too much. Just my opinion, of course...

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Yea you guys are right...




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The gold bowtie actually looks ok with the white diamond paint I think. Do not remove the bowtie, looks way too plain in back without it and please don't cheapen the look with plasti dip.

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Honestly, dip is perfectly fine for things like emblems. I used dip on both my front and rear bowties (front=white, rear=black, along with glossifier) and nobody would ever know the difference unless I told them - it looks great (look at the rear bowtie in the picture above). If it looked cheap at all, believe me, I would have it re-done another way. I prefer dip because it's very easy to work with and if it ever needs redone (due to damage to the finish from rocks, etc) - or even if I decided that I wanted to change the color, I can re-do it myself quickly, easily and inexpensively. Plus it's completely reversible if I ever decided to trade the car in or something. The dip is also very durable - it has already lasted for years without issue on my emblems.
@impaler - it's obvious that you have never actually used dip before - and that you think it looks "cheap" without ever even trying it. Have you ever even seen a dipped emblem first-hand in person? I would definitely not use dip for my entire car or even my wheels, but for emblems and small stuff like that, it's perfect.

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The gold bowtie actually looks ok with the white diamond paint I think. Do not remove the bowtie, looks way too plain in back without it and please don't cheapen the look with plasti dip.
IMO I cannot stand the gold lol But i do agree it looks too plain without the bowtie.

I finally got my pearl white vinyl for them in the mail last night


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IMO I cannot stand the gold lol But i do agree it looks too plain without the bowtie.



I finally got my pearl white vinyl for them in the mail last night





I may suggest having a heat gun handy, or even a blow dryer. Warming the vinyl up and the emblem up will make it easier to work with.

Don’t forget to wash the emblem, use a spray bottle of water/rubbing alcohol make sure it’s 100% dry then go for it.

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