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Old 03-10-2019, 06:30 PM   #1
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DIY: 2019 "flow-tie" removal

In the 1LE delivery thread someone photoshopped a black flowtie onto a 2019. I looked for instructions on getting into the bumper but only found vague information about the radiator shroud removal. Here is what I did:

Tools:
• 10mm socket
• 13mm socket
• Long extensions
• T30H
• T15H
• Flathead Screw driver (or something to pry with)
• Mirror on a stick (with lights even better)
• Magnet (never know when you’ll drop something


1) Remove the following (1.jpg):
a. 4x 10mm bolts (yellow dots)
b. 6x T15H torx (red dots)
c. 2x T30H torx (purple dots)
d. Two rubber hood stops – count how many turns required so you can put them back at the same height (green dots)
Your shroud is now loose, however the hood latch is in the way for removal. Luckily it is very easy to remove.




2) Using your extensions and 13mm socket remove the hood latch bolts through the front grill. Once the bolts are out, just let it hang down. It might be a good idea to mark it off before you remove it so that you can put it back in exactly the same place
(3.jpg and 4.jpg)






3) Slide the radiator shroud towards the engine and slightly upwards, it should slide out with a bit of effort (5.jpg)





4) You can now access the back of the flowtie where it attaches to the bumper. Using a screwdriver or your pry tool and mirror gently pry each tab while pulling gently from the front, this was the most delicate and longest part of the job. There are 6 pins holding it in, however it was only the left and right sides I needed to work on, the top and bottom came out on their own. (7.jpg, 8.jpg)






5) Done. Now you can paint it and while you wait for it to dry, put everything back together. Since when you are done you can just press it back into the bumper. (9.jpg, 10.jpg)

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Old 03-10-2019, 08:30 PM   #2
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That was me that has been photoshopping the flow tie since I thought I might be buying a 2019. I ended up finding a 2018 Hyper Blue, and posted that picture in the other thread. Can’t wait to see the final result!
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:50 PM   #3
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It’s very cold here so it might be tomorrow before the paint dries, I’ll likely get a nice pic next weekend after it’s washed
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:39 AM   #4
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took a cellphone pic this morning:


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Old 03-11-2019, 01:18 PM   #5
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took a cellphone pic this morning:


So. Much. Better. Looks great!
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:55 PM   #6
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So essentially the OP removed the chrome trim around the flowtie? Looks much better but now my question is the open tabs around the frame of the bowtie. Will you have a body shop plastic weld a piece in there, smooth it out and shoot it?
That piece in the bumper just looked out of place to me and I thought they (GM) might correct it before final roll out since it was met with such disdain.
Good deal on making it yours....
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:31 PM   #7
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So essentially the OP removed the chrome trim around the flowtie? Looks much better but now my question is the open tabs around the frame of the bowtie. Will you have a body shop plastic weld a piece in there, smooth it out and shoot it?
That piece in the bumper just looked out of place to me and I thought they (GM) might correct it before final roll out since it was met with such disdain.
Good deal on making it yours....
Removed it, painted it, and put it back on, unless I’m mistaken.
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:36 PM   #8
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Removed it, painted it, and put it back on, unless I’m mistaken.
you are correct.
removed, painted, reinstalled.

ill try to get a close up photo of the final job this weekend.
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:53 AM   #9
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Awesome post, I'll be doing mine when I get the car back from ceramic coating!!
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:33 PM   #10
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That sema concept car with the bow tie moved and the front strip painted body color was so much better looking. Let us know how this turns out when it's done, I'm interested to see it
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Old 04-08-2019, 01:30 PM   #11
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Great post! time to get mine done.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:32 AM   #12
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Does anyone know if someone makes a gold bow tie emblem for the 2019 that would replace the flowtie?
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