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      05-08-2019, 07:26 AM   #1
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Afternoon folks,
So over the weekend I have realised that the Chrome grille and side vents need to be glossy black.

I have looked at the various options from OEM (ridiculous money), getting sprayed (bodyshop won't do it as unable to key the Chrome so paint will come off in a few weeks).

It was suggested that I get the chrome wrapped in glossy black.
They quoted £150 to wrapp both grille and vents and just was looking for your thoughts or even experience with this.

thanks
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      05-08-2019, 07:43 AM   #2
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Hi there,

Might I recommend you give it a try yourself, as they are very small parts and good parts to learn how to wrap.
I did my side vents, with no wrapping experience, and im well impressed with the results.
I removed the vents, unclipped the chrome, wrapped with proper wrap material ensuring the edges were fully covered and clipped back together.

I cannot comment on the front grills as I bought gloss black, but I would say they follow the same method.

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Thank you.
I am utterly rubbish at detail and don't have the patience but you have given me hope on the finished result.

Do you have any pics of yours I can see?

Thanks
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There are both for sale in the UK section so have a look and maybe make the seller an offer

Wrapping will never look perfect

It depends on your level of OCD if you can life with the finished look
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There are both for sale in the UK section so have a look and maybe make the seller an offer

Wrapping will never look perfect

It depends on your level of OCD if you can life with the finished look
Never had OCD until the weekend when I collected the car

I did contact the seller but unfortunately currently way out of my penny pot as funds have all gone into car...
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My advice is wait till you can do it properly or get it done to a very high standard
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Afternoon folks,
So over the weekend I have realised that the Chrome grille and side vents need to be glossy black.

I have looked at the various options from OEM (ridiculous money), getting sprayed (bodyshop won't do it as unable to key the Chrome so paint will come off in a few weeks).

It was suggested that I get the chrome wrapped in glossy black.
They quoted 150 to wrapp both grille and vents and just was looking for your thoughts or even experience with this.

thanks
The gloss black side vents will go well with the sakhir colour.Go onto Ickdeep's posts, he does a lot of wraps and he wrapped his vents I think; it's worth a try for the price of just the small piece of wrap needed for you to have a go as to the price you were quoted.
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