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Black '13 with blacked out grille...thoughts?


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#1 BlackPano

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 08:37 PM

What do you guys think of this?  I do not want to go total black out with my '13.  I like the grey wheels and other chrome accents, but I am thinking a plasti-dip job on the grille could look nice and be reversible if I decided it didn't look right (or just got tired of it). Please excuse my 2 minute photo hack job.

 

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#2 2015mkzhybrid

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 05:09 AM

I like the blacked-out look for a black car. Nice concept

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 05:45 AM

Thanks, I know it won't be everyone's favorite but it looked pretty good to me.  I know some really like a good bit of chrome on a black car. I totally get that.  I believe I saw a red '15 or '16 with a black grille.  It looked pretty nice as well. I'm not sure I would want to keep it that way though.  I do like red and chrome and if changing the grille color I tend to stick with body color.

 

Is the tuxedo black a metallic, pearl, or both?



#4 Robert Iggy Cerami

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 10:27 AM

Tuxedo Black is both



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Posted 07 July 2015 - 04:18 PM

Thank you
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Posted 07 July 2015 - 09:02 PM

So here are two additional options only painting the inside part of the grille and then one only the outside.

 

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#7 JoeBrown

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:22 AM

I like the only inside treatment best of all. I'm not a fan of blackout grills. I never really liked it on my Lincoln LS and replaced it with an LSE grill.



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:34 AM

I like the only inside treatment best of all. I'm not a fan of blackout grills. I never really liked it on my Lincoln LS and replaced it with an LSE grill.

 

That is the way I am leaning as well.  I might not end up doing anything at all, but figured if I made these pictures I could look at them for a while and see which one still looks good to me after a few weeks.



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Posted 06 August 2015 - 05:06 PM

What do you use on your tires to make them look that good?

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 12:25 PM

I'm with Joe.... I like the inside-only treatment, leaving a chrome surround.  That looks best to my eye.  I think it goes really well with your wheels.



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 11:32 PM

What do you use on your tires to make them look that good?


That is actually not my car (pics were before I had mine) but I use a wet tire shine by McGuire's that looks similar. I've found that by using a wax applicator I can work the product in better, I use less, it looks more natural, lasts longer, and there is no slinging onto the wheels.

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 04:12 PM

I went halfway.  Blacked out every other rib.  Just tested it with black tape.post-1996-0-20720800-1493586884_thumb.jp

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 07:57 PM

I like them all. The full black is my favorite

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 11:11 AM

I would do the slats black but leave the surrounding chrome... saw one like that when I was looking for mine and really thought it looked sharp!


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 06:25 PM

Every other rib looks sharp. Second choice is black center with chrome surround.



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 09:28 AM

i like the black grills with chrome surround best.  total black out looks good too but imho only on a black car, might not work that well on any other color.

the Every Other one is my 2nd fav








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