The upper grill strip come off easily. It's held by 5 bolts. Since my car is black it's not to noticeable that the strip is gone. The strip is now in Maryland along with my engine cover, fusebox cover and radiator A/C cover to also be black chromed. Pete will be back from SEMA on the 5th of Nov. and should get started plating my stuff. When I get it back I'll post some pics.