Can someone photoshop my grille please?

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  1. Red C220

    Red C220 MB Enthusiast

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    I'm not photoshop literate - or anything close to it.

    Each time I look at the front of my car I just feel Mercedes could have done a better job of the grille colour than the one colour fits all.

    Obviously as most C class sports are varying shades of silver/grey then it works quite nicely. But on a red car it's not quite as complimentary.

    I came up with a brainwave today - buy some vinyl wrap the same red colour as the car and wrap the silver bits - it can even be DIY.

    However it might look completely awful, so a quick photoshop might save me a lot of trimming and cutting and swearing.

    I want to keep the chrome mercedes star and accents on the leading edge of each fin - just the plastic silver bits I'd like body colour or possibly black to match the panel under the licence plate.

    Is there a kind soul on the forum capable of doing this and posting it back up?


    Terribly grateful.

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    Don't think it will look right in red , however if you do the bits you were planning to do red in carbon fibre wrap ...... :thumb:
     
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    All suggestions welcome, carbon fibre would look similar to black - maybe that's the way to go.

    I don't think it looks wrong as it is. I just think it could have been better on Red (and white) cars.
     
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    Not my best effort, but may give you an idea
     

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    Yup, I don't think red will look right, maybe satin black perhaps?
     
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    Yes, would be much better in satin black or 3M carbon wrap
     
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    I think I'll get a small roll of satin black and play around with it.

    Looking at the pictures, it needs to work with the lower black grilles under the licence plate. I think it's why it's looking a bit odd in silver.

    If the lower grilles were a silver colour the main grille would blend in better.
     
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    Carbon wrap it will look much better
     
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    The problem with Carbon would be having to line up a pattern otherwise it would look awful.

    With satin black it'll be a lot easier DIY. Plus cheaper.

    I can probably do it all for under £10 in satin black - if it looks rubbish then it's not been a waste.
     
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    If you have a look at a red Audi A4 in black edition it would give you a good idea of the final result and yes it looks very good.

    It was going to be my choice until I decided to go the more relaxed route and the reputation the DSG boxes have now got.
     

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