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Old 08-22-2000, 08:22 PM
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after the car was wrecked the grill was never ther same.so want to take it out and have it painted pearl black like the car or replace it.
ps sorry iwas talking about the plastic grey grill not the chrome

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Old 08-23-2000, 11:49 AM
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I think the new chrome strips that fit on the plastic part are like $1.40 each from Performance Products.
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Old 08-23-2000, 05:34 PM
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what do you think about painteing it pearl black and putting the chorme strips on it then
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Old 08-23-2000, 05:57 PM
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If you use a new grill and new chrome, it would look great on a Black car. I would not use an old grill just for the fact that the plastic has deteriorated over time and makes for a poor surface for the paint to adhere to. Those retaining clips are a pain to put back on. Oh, and be careful when you do the new chrome strips. The ones I got from Performance Products were all the same length and I had to shorten a couple with a pair of tin snips. Since the profile of the strips is basically a "C", when you snip them, it compresses the shape on that end. That is not a problem as long as the grill frame hides the crimped end.
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Old 08-23-2000, 11:48 PM
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I'd keep it stock grey. If they looked cool in black Mercedes would've figured that out.

My 2 1/2 cents.

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Old 08-24-2000, 07:22 PM
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when i first got my car it had a dark grey grill but now it is light i want it black agian thats why i tought about painting it

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1985 euro 500sel 223k
1986 420sel 86k soon 2 be
1981 300sd 278k sold
1979 240d 298k sold
1983 300sd 272k sold
1989 chrysler 2.2l Turbo
Leabaron 140k
1989 Dodge Carvan Se 295k
1994 S500
(hopefully someday)
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Old 10-30-2000, 11:50 AM
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I painted the grill insert on my 420SEL black a few months ago, and man does it look better. I can email you a picture if you want to see what it looks like.



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Old 10-30-2000, 11:08 PM
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I( painted my grille insert matte black a few weeks ago, the car looks 100 times better. I am working on scanning the pics now along with my new tail lights.

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