Opinions on grille colour please

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by EDZ649, Oct 18, 2011.

Which colour?

  1. Keep it original bronze

    9 vote(s)
    81.8%
  2. Painted 040 black with chrome star

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. EDZ649

    EDZ649 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    While the SL is in the bodyshop I'm thinking about having the grille colour coded to the car, but keeping the chrome star. (The wheel centres are now gloss black)

    I can't decide whether it looks better in the standard bronze finish or black like the one in the thread below, which has a black grille and black star. The bronze has always looked a bit out of place as it's the only part of the car that is like it apart from the trim on the boot lid which looks more black anyway.

    http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/spotted-ebay/118330-wide-arch-sl500-again.html

    Pictures of my existing bronze grille here...

    http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/classifieds-cars-sale/112612-stunning-sl600-v12.html
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2011
  2. jaymanek

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    I personally like the bronze.

    If you do paint it, I would go satin black..
     
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    I think the star will look out of place, so for me it's either leave it be, or satin black the lot.
     
  4. Henry D

    Henry D Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Leave as is would be my choice
     
  5. NOMONEYBUTAMERC

    NOMONEYBUTAMERC Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Black with silver star . I think if you paint the star black it will look as if you could not be a*sed to mask it off.
     
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    EDZ649

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    Thanks for the input so far guys. I've managed to get hold of a damaged grille to experiment on before I make the final decision. I'll post up some pics of the different finishes.
     
  7. Harrythedog

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    Nice chrome grill and black star.
     
  8. AJA

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    I voted 'original' because the black is simply too black.

    But it's your car though matey. :)
     

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