Has anyone else done this appearance mod?

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  1. MSAGRO

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    image.jpg i did the black out modification to the grille to up date the look as many others had done on this forum. My question is, has anyone skirted the frame of the grille with 1/2" 3M chrome molding tape? I did mine, and I'm wondering if it looks too "ghetto"

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    I did mine with plastidip. It gives the blackout the same matte black looks as the grills. Unfortunately even though I peeled the tape immediately after the last coat it still pulled the edges in some spots so I used 1/8 black pinstrip to neaten the edges.

    Hard to tell on pics but the pinstrip is gloss so it does frame the matte. I like it but don't think I would have gone to 1/4 inch stripe.

    As far as how yours looks, thats opinion, I prefer the all black. I considered a thin blue pinstripe to match the blue in the emblem but since the auto parts store only had black my decision was made. Lol. Now we'll see how it holds up over time and washing.
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    image.jpg Old #7, that solid black looks pretty good. My grille is vinyl wrap, so it guaranteed a sharp edge. I placed the chrome strip to mimic the 2015 Corolla S. My cell phone camera really didn't pick up the contrast of the silver against the black/ white. image.jpg
     
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    looks dang good for a 2002!(y)
     
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    I bet it does look good...especially with a white car. I dont think it would look as good on silver. Whats important is if it makes you smile.
     
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    Awful lot of cars coming out in 2015 with large black grills/grill areas.

    Except If I get bored of mine I can just peel it off.
     
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    Oops... Sold my 02 for this. It was in beautiful shape with 150,000 miles. I got $6500 for it on Craigslist image.jpg
     
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    ahhh, thanks.:)
     
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    Ahhhh… it helps to know why you were making that comment yes it does. I'm sorry I thought you were being sarcastic.
     
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    Something to think about: If down the road you decide to peel it off, the appearance of the covered and non-covered paint will be noticeable.
     
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    I've done it with carbon fiber wrap image.jpg
     
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    Something like it.
     
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Finally put fogs in. Now my C is complete...
     
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    I like it!! Ties together with the wheels and inside chrome on your lights. Nice touch!!
     
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    Thanks... The hybrid fever continues. Sold my Miata today and got this in replacement.....no black out grill mod needed!
     
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    I bought an item called "ganish" off ebay to darken the grill on my 2013. Here are before and after photos. 20150609_120610~2.jpg 20150609_130057~2.jpg 20150609_143746~2.jpg
     
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    Have not seen you around PriusChat for sometime now....you still have the C?
     
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    I also got Motegi Racing MR116 wheels to go with the AbFab Red paint job. 20150624_145520.jpg
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