the slats stay black easily... low profile to rock. It's the chrome surrounds that get chipped.
And it's all about personal preferance. Nothing was "wrong" with the 330 grilles. I saw some pics of black grilles on a black car, and I thought "Hey, that looks neat. I wonder if I could do that?". Not that I "experiment" on 45K cars, but I figured this would be a simple mod that I like. I'm sure plenty of people LOVE chrome.... I lik ethe slick black on clack look.
By the way, thanx for the input.
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