I've booked my car in to do this exact thing first week of August ... I hate the plastic.Would look so much better, but at what cost? It's probably the thing I hate most about the car. And yet most other brands are doing the same thing on a lot of models. I'll probably avoid buying any car with it next time.
I've booked my car in to do this exact thing first week of August ... I hate the plastic.
The shop is installing my new body kit and painting all plastic exterior trim the same gloss black as the rest of the vehicle. They are charging me $2,520 for the work. This includes grille (which I attempted myself) and the roof rack rails.
Here was the break down of my quote. They've mentioned in my quote, it would be approx 60 hrs work :Definitely take some pics after it’s done. It should look really good. Maybe I should just get a quote to see how bad it would be to paint.
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That looks really nice. I can't wait to get mine painted. Hopefully I can settle on a new rear diffuser and grille soon so that I can paint all at the same time.
I painted the grill on mine myself. Was simple enough to tape off the surrounds rather than pull the whole front apart. I used rubbish bags to cover most of the vehicle as it was what was most convenient for me at the time. Just make sure you cover behind the grille or you end up painting the radiator lol.Did you paint the trim yourself? What paint did you use? I want to do all the black and grey plastic trim and the grill on mine.
I would suggest Plastikote so if you decide you dont like it, you can remove it much easier than traditional spray paint. Lots of videos on how to paint your car using this product at dipyourcar.com, its very easy to work with and can be peeled off later if you desire. Thats what I used to black out the chrome grill of my 2016 SantaFe and it held up well for 3yrs with only two small stone chips in the plastikote where I can see chrome peaking thru and I get my car washed at least 2 times per week!Did you paint the trim yourself? What paint did you use? I want to do all the black and grey plastic trim and the grill on mine.