Black Chevy Symbol? - Chevrolet Colorado & GMC Canyon Forum
Chevrolet Colorado & GMC Canyon Forum
 
Go Back   Chevrolet Colorado & GMC Canyon Forum > Tech Area - First Generation (2004-2012) > Aesthetics > Exterior

355Nation.net is the premier Chevrolet Colorado Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-13-2008, 02:14 AM   #1
Nation Affiliate
 
ZonMatsukai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to ZonMatsukai Send a message via MSN to ZonMatsukai Send a message via Yahoo to ZonMatsukai
Black Chevy Symbol?

I've seen many trucks with a blacked-out Chevy logo. I was wondering either how to do that, or where I can get one. The gold one, in my opinion, doesn't look all that great on my black truck. >.<
ZonMatsukai is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-13-2008, 02:38 AM   #2
NW Surfrider

Nation Elite Contributing Member How-To CM Nation Advocate Calendar Spread WCSM 08 WCSM 09 WCSM 10 

 
rune's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Liberal City, WA
Posts: 5,329
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

I believe there is a write up on the site somewhere...but i believe the general gist is that you remove the grill...sand the gold paint from the inside...repaint and then clearcoat and reassemble...i know others will update this in the morning though...
rune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 03:13 AM   #3
Nation Advocate
 
GtotheJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Waipahu, Hawaii
Posts: 563
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

i was able to get the bowtie off without removing the grille. its a bit of a pain though. and your arms gotta be small enough. i cant do it anymore haha.

theres to 10mm nuts holding the bowtie on. just take them off and pop the bowtie off the grille assembly. and paint as you wish.

IMO...if i had a black truck i would paint the bowtie black with a red outline
__________________
2007 Pace Blue Colorado Xtreme Crew-Cab - Gone
http://www.355nation.net/forum/image...ine=1199678730

Now driving...2007 Scion tC.

Chevy Aprentice Auto Tech.
GtotheJay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 03:26 AM   #4
Nation Elite

355 O.G. Nation Elite Contributing Member How-To CM 

 
switzxx20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: City of Angels
Posts: 3,118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to switzxx20
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

or maybe paint it like a metallic silver!

Yeah man, just sand (properly) and spray paint away!!

I did mine and it came out perfect
__________________
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y127/AfterxForever/switzxx20copy.jpg
Take a look @ my updated CarDomain!

SS roll pan for sale! Contact me
switzxx20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 11:25 AM   #5
Nation Elite
 
badazzmason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: the D,MI
Posts: 2,464
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

Quote:
Originally Posted by GtotheJay View Post
i was able to get the bowtie off without removing the grille. its a bit of a pain though. and your arms gotta be small enough. i cant do it anymore haha.

theres to 10mm nuts holding the bowtie on. just take them off and pop the bowtie off the grille assembly. and paint as you wish.

IMO...if i had a black truck i would paint the bowtie black with a red outline
Quote:
Originally Posted by switzxx20 View Post
or maybe paint it like a metallic silver!

Yeah man, just sand (properly) and spray paint away!!

I did mine and it came out perfect
gonna b doin mine soon and i like both ideas was just gonna paint it black now i have some thinkn to do
badazzmason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 12:57 PM   #6
Nation Affiliate
 
ZonMatsukai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to ZonMatsukai Send a message via MSN to ZonMatsukai Send a message via Yahoo to ZonMatsukai
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

<.< >.> Umm...What about for those of us that have no painting experience what so ever? That's why I was wondering if there's just one I could buy. But, as for the small arms, I don't qualify for that. >.<
ZonMatsukai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 01:39 PM   #7
Nation Master

355 O.G. Chapter Founder TOTM Winner Nation Elite Contributing Member How-To CM SuperMeet Organizer Nation Advocate Calendar Spread 355 Celebrity NESM 08 NESM 09 

 
JosueZQ8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Amherst, OH
Posts: 8,985
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to JosueZQ8 Send a message via Yahoo to JosueZQ8
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

Holy FUCK!!! DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT use 100 grit paper. That is WAY too coarse. I sand BONDO with 80-180 grit sandpaper, so why would anyone use a grit that coarse when all you're looking to do is scuff up the surface so paint will stick!?

400 grit is the lowest I would recommend, but even that is more than you'd need. Really, all you need is a Red Scuff Pad available at your local Auto Paint Supply store. Just scuff up the bowtie till it's uniformly dull....


If you're unsure about your spray painting abilities, maybe you can either take your bowtie out, or find one at your local junkyard, and take it to a body shop and have them spray it black for you. I can't imagine them charging you any significant amount of money for such a small piece.
JosueZQ8 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 01:45 PM   #8
Nation Master

355 O.G. Chapter Founder TOTM Winner Nation Elite Contributing Member How-To CM SuperMeet Organizer Nation Advocate Calendar Spread 355 Celebrity NESM 08 NESM 09 

 
JosueZQ8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Amherst, OH
Posts: 8,985
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to JosueZQ8 Send a message via Yahoo to JosueZQ8
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

Exactly!! lol
JosueZQ8 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 01:47 PM   #9
SC
walking is for the poor

355 Medal Of Honor TOTM Winner Nation Elite OG Lifetime Contributing Member How-To CM Calendar Spread 355 Celebrity Skitz Award WCSM 10 

 
SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 6,851
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

Shit man. I'll delete that. Do you sand the top or the inside then?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Rock
You mean to tell me a one-legged teenager can't have a drink?
SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 01:50 PM   #10
Nation Master

355 O.G. Chapter Founder TOTM Winner Nation Elite Contributing Member How-To CM SuperMeet Organizer Nation Advocate Calendar Spread 355 Celebrity NESM 08 NESM 09 

 
JosueZQ8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Amherst, OH
Posts: 8,985
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to JosueZQ8 Send a message via Yahoo to JosueZQ8
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

Just the outside of it, since you're painting the outside. I haven't seen/heard of anyone taking the emblem apart to spray the inside?? I'm not even sure you can take these emblems apart in the 1st place, without messing them up.
JosueZQ8 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 02:02 PM   #11
Nation Affiliate
 
chris807's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: ft myers, fl
Posts: 358
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to chris807
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

Quote:
Originally Posted by econobarn View Post
Just go get a rattle can and give it a go...if it turns out shitty the first time you can always sand it down and give it another go...
exactly... i did this with no experience and found a way to fuck up so i just sanded it down and resprayed and it turned out good.
__________________
  • AEM Brute Force Intake
  • 12" Directed SV series with 2400 watt Pyle amp
  • 80 series flowmaster
  • Black halo projection headlights
chris807 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 02:03 PM   #12
Nation Advocate

Military Service 

 
coronausmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Jose, CA/San Diego, CA
Posts: 661
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

If you dont want to paint it yourself then here's one for sale on ebay:

eBay Motors: Colorado Trailblazer grille decal BOWTIE Chevrolet 04+ (item 370012900978 end time Jan-17-08 19:31:08 PST)
coronausmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 09:19 PM   #13
Nation Affiliate
 
ZonMatsukai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to ZonMatsukai Send a message via MSN to ZonMatsukai Send a message via Yahoo to ZonMatsukai
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

Quote:
Originally Posted by coronausmc View Post
Hmm...I might buy that after I get the money. From what it looks like, it's pretty much just a sticker that overlays the gold one. Which way do you guys think would be best: Paint or that overlay?
ZonMatsukai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 09:20 PM   #14
SC
walking is for the poor

355 Medal Of Honor TOTM Winner Nation Elite OG Lifetime Contributing Member How-To CM Calendar Spread 355 Celebrity Skitz Award WCSM 10 

 
SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 6,851
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

Paint for sure. Plus its cheaper.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Rock
You mean to tell me a one-legged teenager can't have a drink?
SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 09:20 PM   #15
Nation Master

355 O.G. Chapter Founder TOTM Winner Nation Elite Contributing Member How-To CM SuperMeet Organizer Nation Advocate Calendar Spread 355 Celebrity NESM 08 NESM 09 

 
JosueZQ8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Amherst, OH
Posts: 8,985
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to JosueZQ8 Send a message via Yahoo to JosueZQ8
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

After you get the money? It's $10!! hahahaha

I would prefer to have mine painted, but this seems like a reasonable option for you. Just buy the sticker and slap it on, done.
JosueZQ8 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 09:22 PM   #16
SC
walking is for the poor

355 Medal Of Honor TOTM Winner Nation Elite OG Lifetime Contributing Member How-To CM Calendar Spread 355 Celebrity Skitz Award WCSM 10 

 
SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 6,851
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

I don't like how you can still see the gold on it with the decal.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Rock
You mean to tell me a one-legged teenager can't have a drink?
SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 09:23 PM   #17
Nation Advocate

Military Service 

 
coronausmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Jose, CA/San Diego, CA
Posts: 661
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

Yeah paint it, I'm gonna paint mine but since you wanted to know where to buy one I thought I'd show you. I would definately paint it.
coronausmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 09:55 PM   #18
Nation Master

355 O.G. Chapter Founder TOTM Winner Nation Elite How-To CM Calendar Spread 355 Celebrity WCSM 09 WCSM 10 

 
rrcn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,683
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

Just paint it man.

It'll be a great time to learn to spray if you can't already.

Remove the two 10mm nuts from the back of the grille, lightly scuff it, spray a few light layers of paint, a few coats of clear and you're good to go.

It's almost impossible to fuck up. Just take it easy with the can, don't go all crazy with it and lay it on like it's butter or anything. lol.
__________________
My Cardomain -- SoCal355.com
rrcn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 09:58 PM   #19
Nation Elite
 
badazzmason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: the D,MI
Posts: 2,464
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

that decal is ghey. it's not like ur tryin to paint some ground effects or sumthin jus try it
badazzmason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 10:11 PM   #20
Nation Advocate
 
GtotheJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Waipahu, Hawaii
Posts: 563
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Black Chevy Symbol?

just paint it man. spray paint and sandpaper is cheap! and even if you F up the first time you still have extra paint to try again.
__________________
2007 Pace Blue Colorado Xtreme Crew-Cab - Gone
http://www.355nation.net/forum/image...ine=1199678730

Now driving...2007 Scion tC.

Chevy Aprentice Auto Tech.
GtotheJay is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:53 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.6 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
All content copyright 355Nation.net

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.0