Front Grills in White (Body Color)

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Justice777
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Front Grills in White (Body Color)

Postby Justice777 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:17 am

Was doing some cosmetic touch-up on nose, pulled grills to clean and paint satin black and noticed I had only white primer on hand. After priming w/ the white I temporarily stuck them in to see what it would look like. I will likely go with the black but took a couple pictures to share. Look is drastically different and I think maybe makes it look newer which is not desirable, for me anyway. What do you think?
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spidernut
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Re: Front Grills in White (Body Color)

Postby spidernut » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:43 pm

It looks okay. I've seen them aluminum colored, black and painted. I think the older honeycomb grills look best aluminum but the others look best in black. Just my opinion of course.
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Re: Front Grills in White (Body Color)

Postby TX82FIAT » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:38 pm

With those wheels I think it would look better with a black lower grill and a chrome painted upper.
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Re: Front Grills in White (Body Color)

Postby georgeramos » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:50 pm

I vote for chrome paint on both but i do think the black lower would look ok too.

The white looks too obviously spray painted but the black wheels look pretty cool and mean.

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Re: Front Grills in White (Body Color)

Postby RRoller123 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:12 am

+1 I vote "Chrome" paint for both.
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Re: Front Grills in White (Body Color)

Postby architect » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:31 pm

I’m feeling it!

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Re: Front Grills in White (Body Color)

Postby Justice777 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:36 pm

architect wrote:I’m feeling it!


Lol... I see that from your picture. Ultimately I'll keep them black although I will replace upper grill w/ ABS honey comb w/ Pininfarina "f" badge in center of it. I am eliminating the hood and trunk badges. I'm guessing many people will ask, "What kind of car is that?"

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Re: Front Grills in White (Body Color)

Postby architect » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:21 pm

My grills are silver!

I had no emblems for a while.. got a lot of complement about how pretty my Porsche was, lol!

- I like the grill. Personally not a lower case “f” fan. Post more pics of your ride, I think it’s pretty sweet!


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