Rocky... I would like to remove my bowtie also. How did you remove yours without damaging the paint? A painter buddy recommended to use a heat gun and peal it off, but said there might be a chance of pulling paint. thanks... Red
I had the black bowties (not midnight edition, just black bow ties) which were installed by the dealer before I got there to look at the truck as part of the things dealers do to increase profits (window tint, etc) in fact, the truck had normal gold bowties the week before.
Anyway back to the point, the dealer had done a poor job installing the tailgate badge and it was hanging off partially. It’s held on by double sided tape. I pulled it off and used “tarminator” and a very soft cloth to remove all the rest of the adhesive tape, it was a mess. Despite being “loose” it left tons of tape on the tailgate. Cleaned up perfectly. As long as you are careful and use clean cloth you should be fine. There were two nicks on my tailgate under the badge where it looked like they pried on the factory badge with a tool so I would advise against prying.
For a large emblem that isn’t loose I’ve used fishing line in the past (those huge 5.7L badges on tundra fenders) that’ll tear up your hands but basically I used the fishing line and pulled it thru the tape, sawing back and forth, essentially fileting the badge off the tape and then using the tarminator stuff to get the tape crap off. Tarminator really dissolves the tape well and doesn’t seem to effect the paint in any way, at least not on my truck.
Your mileage may vary, I’m not responsible for your paint haha