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Old 08-12-2006, 07:26 PM   #1
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On the way home from my summer internship in Chicago I decided to run through the carwash. When I got home I was pleasantly surprised to find my parents' garage totally empty I spent some more time getting everything cleaned up and snapped a few pics. The LG is still holding up well.




I decided to climb up on some shelves for a different view

I haven't really taken any pics of my interior before. It'* holding up alright still.


Mom'* out of town so I actually get a garage spot for the night

Last spring I painted my faded red arrow silver and I never got a decent closeup. I just wanted to remind some people with that problem of the option to re-color it to your desire since it'* so easy to do.
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She looks great and gets to sleep inside tonight

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It'* been raining here all day. I wanna clean mine up sooo bad.
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She looks great and gets to sleep inside tonight

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It'* been raining here all day. I wanna clean mine up sooo bad.
Agreed -with both comments.
Been very cloudy here all day and it finally let loose about 2 hrs ago. My freshly polished T-stars are getting splattered with dirt as I had to park on the gravel next to the driveway as my dad showed up and my disabled aunt stopped by to visit my parents -I guess I could just go park in the garage at my house.
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How do you paint the arrow silver?! Mine is fading, and it seems like some of the red is completely gone. I'd love to have it silver however, to match all the trim and lights on the car. So how'd ya do it?

I was also thinking about painting the grill silver too, and now that I've seen yours it makes me want to get it painted even more! Did you do that or take it to a shop?
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It'* holding up alright still.
you bet it is, its ******* immaculate!
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EK98-
read this topic:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=51181
read this topic too. It has a pic with the arrow off:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=51103

I accidentally pulled mine off the grille trying to remove a crappy looking silver overlay sticker so maybe you could get some 3M emblem tape (which is what I used to reattach and maybe you can too) and apply it to the face of the arrow, let it sit for a little bit and then try to pull the arrow off the grille. Otherwise you could "push" it out via that hole (see pic in 2nd linked topic) where the old line of adhesive is.
Very tidious razorblade work is required to scrape the old paint off the facets of the arrow but take your time and do it right unless you want little specs of red in there still. When you go to paint it be sure to completely mask off the face of the arrow so no overspray gets on it.
The reason I decided to use emblem tape as opposed to adhesive was because I was uncertain how a liquid adhesive would react with the relatively fresh paint. Just cut and place the emblem tape to cover the entire area, especially near the edges since that'* where most, if not all the contact between the arrow and grille takes place.
I'll be happy to answer more questions if/when you decide to do this! Good luck!

*Edit* - You asked about doing the grille too? It'* easy to do yourself too. Do a search on "silver grille" to get more info. I didn't take pics when I did mine, but the grille piece (below hood and between headlights) just unbolts. Mask the hell out of it and give it several coats of silver. Clearcoat after that would be recommended too. I didn't do it; I wish I would have though since I've had to do a couple tiny touch-ups.

*2nd Edit* You can't push it out from behind now that I looked at it. That hole doesn't go through. I guess the tape and pull method will have to do!
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hmm thanks for the info. Sounds like it wasn't too hard!
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Looks very nice! I agree with Andrew, your interior is MORE than 'holding up well.'

NICE tires too! Those are one of my future investments.
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