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    Re: Window trim, door handles, and grill painted..... finally.

    That front license plate is killing the whole look. In my state you have to have a front license plate but if you keep it in your car then put it on your dash if you get pulled over its fine. The dealer here never installed the front holder but stated if my wife wanted it installed they just drill/drive screws into the bumper. My wife asked me & I told me if it was my car I would not do it but, its hers so she can do what ever she wants. So she did not have them F-up her car.

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    Re: Window trim, door handles, and grill painted..... finally.

    Quote Originally Posted by AIRASSAULT18B View Post
    That front license plate is killing the whole look. In my state you have to have a front license plate but if you keep it in your car then put it on your dash if you get pulled over its fine. The dealer here never installed the front holder but stated if my wife wanted it installed they just drill/drive screws into the bumper. My wife asked me & I told me if it was my car I would not do it but, its hers so she can do what ever she wants. So she did not have them F-up her car.
    yes the plate sucks. Nothing I can do about it and as far as killing the look, it still looks better to me than the chrome trim everywhere especially with gunmetal wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpenter
    yes the plate sucks. Nothing I can do about it and as far as killing the look, it still looks better to me than the chrome trim everywhere especially with gunmetal wheels.
    You're car looks great...yeah front plates suck, don't agree it's "killing your car", some states have laws that suck, and your state is one. So I'll have to disagree with last post, and say even with a tag on the front, your car still looks great.

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    Re: Window trim, door handles, and grill painted..... finally.

    Quote Originally Posted by nyinstaller View Post
    liking the grille only problem is he painted over the chrome. just wondering how long it will last.
    Well, to answer your question about 3 weeks. Despite all the prep work, it didn't stick. This week, we took everything apart and had it vinyl wrapped from a local shop for $300. He used a premium 3M vinyl and gave me a 5 year guarantee against any issues with the vinyl or workmanship. When I say we took everything apart we took EVERY piece off the car so it could be properly wrapped. That included the window trim pieces which we had to drill out the 6 rivets that hold each one in place and then re-rivet them once they were wrapped. Came out great and looks just like the paint did.
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