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Anyone installed one of these BowTie's yet?
 

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I dunno, I actually can see the appeal of a lit bow tie. It goes in the "Volt" spirit, IMO.

If anything, I'd like to rework the front license plate holder somehow. Granted, it has to be flat and thankfully, the front license plate holder angles downward by like 1 degree for aerodynamics, but the huge black plastic block stands out too much. I think I read somewhere on this forum that someone had mounted their plate flat against their front grill, bending their front license plate to match the angle of the front grill. Only reason I don't do this is cause my car came with the front license plate holder pre-installed so there'd be holes in the bumper to cover up, which is another problem altogether.
 

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Most place a black sticker over their current one and use a knife to cut it to fit. Some others paint or Plasti Dip it.
 

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Chevrolet offers black bow ties as a Volt accessory. They are part number 84047181 and can be seen on the Chevrolet.com accessories page. They list for $124.20. I got them for half price so I have them on order.
 

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I picked up my black bow ties today. The front one is a simple snap off, snap on replacement process. The rear is attached with double stick tape so that one will take a little more time to swap. I'll do that one tomorrow. I think the front one looks great on a black car and I'm sure the rear one will as well. These should help make my car unique.
 

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I picked up my black bow ties today. The front one is a simple snap off, snap on replacement process. The rear is attached with double stick tape so that one will take a little more time to swap. I'll do that one tomorrow. I think the front one looks great on a black car and I'm sure the rear one will as well. These should help make my car unique.
Rear can be pulled/sawn off with dental floss, and the remaining adhesive cleaned up with 3M 08987 General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner. (That stuff is stunningly good, given about three minutes of gentle working. Absolutely no trace of goo left behind.)
 

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Here's a couple of pictures of the rear mounting pad and the badge installed. Can anyone tell me how to keep the pictures from rotating when uploaded?

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Here's the front and rear of the badges and front mounting location and the badge installed. I like the look of them with the black car. They look like they were made for each other. :D
 

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Beautiful on your Mosaic Black Volt.
 

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Was wondering, wouldn't it be easier and cheaper just to mask off the bow tie and dip the parts you want to be black? Since it's such a small area, you can use get a plastidip spray can for like $8, some masking tape for $3, and maybe half an hour of your time off/on over a weekend. A few coats should go on fairly quickly (unsure of drying time, no dip experience).

This way, you don't need to cut the rear bowtie off using floss and you don't risk breaking any retaining tabs on the front bowtie.

I wonder what color would go well with Kinetic Blue...
 
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