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      11-24-2013, 12:45 PM   #1
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Black grills or not

Im unsure if black performance grill would good any good on my car. I think it may be too black. What do people think. If anyone's handy with photoshop that would be good.
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      11-24-2013, 12:57 PM   #2
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I think it'd look much better with black grilles. ATM they stand out too much from the rest of the car.

Have a look around, there's plenty of pics on here of black cars with black grilles.
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      11-24-2013, 01:23 PM   #3
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I've seen some with the standard headlights and the chrome in the lights break it up a bit. Not sure how it will look with full black out. Maybe a bit too black
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      11-24-2013, 01:25 PM   #4
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I think it will look nice & compliment the theme of the car. Where is your passenger mirror btw?
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      11-24-2013, 01:27 PM   #5
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the gloss performance ones would look ok, you could also swop out the chrome centres and replace with the gloss black leaving the chrome frame as an option.
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      11-24-2013, 01:31 PM   #6
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Pretty much as Aserboo said, i would wrap the surrounds in carbon fibre but leave the chrome centre bit as standard, seems as the chrome shows its a 6 cylinder IIRC.
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Keep the surround but have black lines. Basically 4cyl ones.
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A VERY rough photoshop with my awful skills to show what i mean.

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I think it will look nice & compliment the theme of the car. Where is your passenger mirror btw?

Mirror was damaged. Ordered another from eBay, should be here any day now
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A VERY rough photoshop with my awful skills to show what i mean.

Thanks for that. I'm still not sure. May just order the performance range ones as there cheap enough.
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      11-24-2013, 04:15 PM   #11
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What about sprayed a dark anthracite, almost like the carbon wrap colour in the photo but without the carbon weave effect so your not drawn to it?
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      11-24-2013, 05:16 PM   #12
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you can still separate the surrounds from the centres on the performance ones so you can play around with them
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      11-24-2013, 06:10 PM   #13
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I have flat black on mine. With a gloss black car, I would do flat black surrounds and leave the chrome slats in the middle. I have since painted my car frozen black and would not change back from flat grilles.




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I think gloss black surrounds and leave the actual grilles chrome.
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Prefer chrome on a black car. Looks way more classy IMO
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I say spray them gloss black.
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      11-25-2013, 09:50 PM   #17
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looks fantastic -
changed the whole look on the car.
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