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I wanted to share a photo of what I was able to do with my emblems. There were posts regarding the gold emblem that contrasts or clashes with the color of the car. My remedy was to get some chrome strip decals from the auto store and placed them over the emblems. I tried the rear first. Placed a strip over the gold and squeegeed it into place. Then took a blade and cut the excess. Did the same thing on the front except I had to do it in two pieces since the curvature of the front emblem created wrinkles.

Overall, the look of the front makes sense and it's a better vibe. The rear looses its impact because now at certain angles, it now looks like a giant bar of chrome over the lic. plate. Nonetheless, I think it does its job and I might even look to match the twilight blue. Last step will be to chrome or blue out the gold bowties on the wheels.

I will try to attach photos...hopefully they emerge in this post.
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Looks great! This is something I would consider doing. How much did this cost you and how much time was involved?
 

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I'm usually a less chrome is better kind of guy, and think the Nox has just the right amount without the chrome package...but I must admit that looks pretty good, and better than the yellow!
 

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The process took about 15 minutes. But at first, I was experimenting. I was very careful to avoid air bubbles and wrinkles, as well as trying to avoid scratches when squeegeeing. The rear was easier to place than the front. As mentioned before, the front required two pieces and lining them up was time consuming (it still wasn't perfect). My first attempt had an obvious gap, so removing the decal left residue...so keep some GOO GONE handy, windex, and some rags. You can use a heat gun, but the "mylar-ish" decal didn't really behave the way vinyl decals would. To avoid damaging the existing emblem when using the heat gun, I'd recommend heating the scraps of the decal and time how long it takes to react. Otherwise, the whole process was simple enough and I love the results. I hope you do too!
 

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COST? I think it was about 9 bucks for the decal. Auto Zone. there's a larger size decal for about 15.
 

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jls1958 said:
Son was bored ..................Did mine in blue
Do you know where your son got the vinyl for this? I want to try to get something that looks 'metallic' like my cyber grey metallic paint and all I can find is plain grey.
 

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barhoc11 said:
Do you know where your son got the vinyl for this? I want to try to get something that looks 'metallic' like my cyber grey metallic paint and all I can find is plain grey.
Son got sheets of this on line ,look closely....they are metalic , he calls it hertiage chev look , should see interiour of his Calibur
 

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I like it! Might do this myself, great idea!
 

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jls1958 said:
Son got sheets of this on line ,look closely....they are metalic , he calls it hertiage chev look , should see interiour of his Calibur
Any chance you can ask him? I have looked and have not seen anything close to this
 
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