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post #21 of 71 (permalink) Old 07-07-2013, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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And BTW, I seen a bowtie yesterday that was black with chrome edging that looked good cause it matched his truck. Didn't look crappy at all. These are not what I meant about "blacked out".
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True, true. But does it seem the same to black it out completely as it does to just change the color? Maybe a lot of people don't see it the same as I do but to me you may as well have put a big black "X" over it. After all, think what the color black represents traditionally. Or maybe some people don't mind cheap looking mods. Here's an example. Would look so much better removed or left alone.
Is that a FFFFFford on a Chevy site ? trader.... I cant tell the emblems are blacked out!!! not, moderators are aloud a opinion....

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You're missing the whole point. It looks like ****! Like putting a black blob over a tattoo of your ex-girlfriend's name. (A big "X" would be better, lol.) Sure it's making a statement but about what? There's a difference between blacking out and modifying an emblem.
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Is that a FFFFFford on a Chevy site ? trader.... I cant tell the emblems are blacked out!!! not, moderators are aloud a opinion....
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You're missing the whole point. It looks like ****! Like putting a black blob over a tattoo of your ex-girlfriend's name. (A big "X" would be better, lol.) Sure it's making a statement but about what? There's a difference between blacking out and modifying an emblem.
No, you're missing the point.

We're not putting a big black box over the emblem. It isn't a big swipe/roll of paint trying to cover something up. It's just a color change, because we like the new color better.

The emblem is still there, certainly displaying the brand. Maybe it's black on black and doesn't stand out as much as the gold/chrome stock color, but matches the color scheme of the truck much better. Maybe it's a black bowtie on a yellow truck, which actually stands out more....but yet you still think that's an attempt to hide something?


For argument's sake:

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Same truck in the top left corner, but with a black bowtie:


The black one jumps out much more, you could say it even draws attention to it compared to the stock gold one that blends in with the yellow.


Here's an older picture of my truck, do you really think a gold bowtie on the front would look as good as the black one, which matches the rest of the color scheme? You may even notice I painted the bowties in the wheel center caps black, which I think also draws attention to them, rather than covering them up like you claim.



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Maybe the problem is you're trying to compare it to a Ford, where the logo has something written on it? The Chevy and GMC logos don't lose anything when you change the color, there isn't any script which gets covered up, it's really just a color change.

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Until someone else buys my vehicle for me, I'm gonna do what I dang well please with it.

I also make the dealer remove their dealer name from the back of my new vehicles --- I write it on the contract......I actually had one dealer take an extra $200 off the negotiated price to leave it on. OK, I just removed it when I got home.

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I actually had one dealer take an extra $200 off the negotiated price to leave it on. OK, I just removed it when I got home.

Good deal... I gonna remember that one

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No, you're missing the point.

We're not putting a big black box over the emblem. It isn't a big swipe/roll of paint trying to cover something up. It's just a color change, because we like the new color better.

The emblem is still there, certainly displaying the brand. Maybe it's black on black and doesn't stand out as much as the gold/chrome stock color, but matches the color scheme of the truck much better. Maybe it's a black bowtie on a yellow truck, which actually stands out more....but yet you still think that's an attempt to hide something?


For argument's sake:

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Same truck in the top left corner, but with a black bowtie:


The black one jumps out much more, you could say it even draws attention to it compared to the stock gold one that blends in with the yellow.


Here's an older picture of my truck, do you really think a gold bowtie on the front would look as good as the black one, which matches the rest of the color scheme? You may even notice I painted the bowties in the wheel center caps black, which I think also draws attention to them, rather than covering them up like you claim.



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Maybe the problem is you're trying to compare it to a Ford, where the logo has something written on it? The Chevy and GMC logos don't lose anything when you change the color, there isn't any script which gets covered up, it's really just a color change.
Maybe you haven't been keeping up with this or maybe I'm not very good at explaining what I'm trying to say here. Your yellow truck looks great and the black one looks pretty good too. This is not an example of what I've been talking about. Maybe I should have explained it better like covering them up to blend in with the truck. If your grill is solid black and you paint the emblem black, it's covering it up in my opinion. I see trucks of all makes like this all the time and those are the ones I'm referring about. Doing this to any truck shows a lack of pride in what you own. At least that's the message I get from it regardless of how they feel.
And BTW, my grill is white and black and my bowtie is black with gold trim which I think makes it stand out.
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Maybe you haven't been keeping up with this or maybe I'm not very good at explaining what I'm trying to say here. Your yellow truck looks great and the black one looks pretty good too. This is not an example of what I've been talking about. Maybe I should have explained it better like covering them up to blend in with the truck.
You're right, that makes much more sense...I interpreted "blacking out" as actually painting it black, not painting it body colored.


I'm still not sure I believe people who paint it body color are trying to "cover it up", my guess is they're just going for a solid look, trying to minimize the distractions.

If they wanted to hide what they were driving, they could get a billet grille and replace the stock one, removing it entirely...if you wanted to consider anybody "embarrassed" and "trying to hide the make", I think that'd be a better step....but in the end I still think it's just about the look people like, not (at least, typically) trying to hide the brand.
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And maybe they're not trying to cover it up but that's what it ends up looking like regardless and I personally get a different message from a halfassed attempt to give it a smoother, cleaner look. Had I painted mine solid white to blend in with the background color I would feel as if I covered it up as well. And BTW, a GMC logo is script. It says GMC right there on the grill. I'm not comparing this to any particular brand. I've seen this crap on every make I can think of at the moment. A cover up is a cover up in my opinion and I think it's a **** shame that people don't have a bit more pride.... no matter what they're driving.
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That's what it ends up looking like to you.
What the owner thinks is always priority one though.

So it's all pretty moot.

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And BTW, a GMC logo is script. It says GMC right there on the grill.
Yes, it says GMC, but it isn't a script on the logo like the Ford oval. It's block letters and that doesn't change when you paint them, it still says GMC, it's just a different color than red. The Ford you used as an example actually has a script in the oval, and if you paint that it will "hide" the script, making it unreadable.

I bet if you were to take a poll of the people who's vehicles you see like that, they'd all say they did it because they like the look, not because they're embarrassed they're driving a <insert make here>.
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I would be embarrassed if I drove a Ford. I would have to wear a wig and sunglasses all the time I drove it and hope no one recognized me.

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Yes, it says GMC, but it isn't a script on the logo like the Ford oval. It's block letters and that doesn't change when you paint them, it still says GMC, it's just a different color than red. The Ford you used as an example actually has a script in the oval, and if you paint that it will "hide" the script, making it unreadable.

I bet if you were to take a poll of the people who's vehicles you see like that, they'd all say they did it because they like the look, not because they're embarrassed they're driving a <insert make here>.

I'm sure they would... even if it were true. When I used the word embarrassed I was being sarcastic, not literal. And to be truthful, when I used the term "blacked out" I guess its because most of the trucks out there with "covered up" emblems are black. Crap like that just spells CHEAP to me. Being in the automotive business it just turns my stomach to see poorly done mods. Like I said from the beginning, it don't matter what brand you're driving, show a little pride in your ride.
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And an ever bigger trend that boggles my mind.... what's up with these jacked up cars on 24's ? I swear I always want to look underneath for a transfer case. ( More sarcasm ) Talk about looking like S**T !!!
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I'll agree with you on that, the "donk" cars look silly, and lose almost all functionality at the same time.

And they always seem to be done to cars that are worth less than the rims cost...never mind the other few grand rebuilding the whole suspension to get it all to fit!

And they make our 40ft+ turning radius look impressively tight! hahahaha

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I'll agree with you on that, the "donk" cars look silly, and lose almost all functionality at the same time.

And they always seem to be done to cars that are worth less than the rims cost...never mind the other few grand rebuilding the whole suspension to get it all to fit!

And they make our 40ft+ turning radius look impressively tight! hahahaha
I get them in the shop all the time for alignments. The front end is completely shot and I give them ridiculous estimates and tell them it will still drive and handle like crap due to the car was not meant to have wheels and tires big enough for a 4X4. That usually runs them off cause I don't want to work on a piece of junk to begin with.
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I don't mind taking anyone's money for their bad decisions. It pays me more :)
I don't mind either but I'm gonna charge extra for working on junk. There's always something that makes it harder to get right again. Then I just hope the parts can live through their warrantee so I can sell them too next time around. lol

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I heard a comedian say last night, "you can't polish a turd...but you can roll it in glitter"

hahahahahahahahaha

Sounds like a bling-ed out 94 Crown Vic on 24s to me :)

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