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Looks good, definitely not a fan of the lights tho. Also, you should have kept the grill surround orange to make it really pop like all Jeep concepts.

But then again, I’m a bit biased?
 

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What is "plasti-dipped" and what is the advantage over spray paint?
 
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I'm not a huge fan of the Black grill, but I will say it made a huge difference in your Jeep. Looks really good.
Yeah, to each their own. I initially threw some black inserts in my orange grill, but it just didn't have the look I was after. I wanted a more aggressive front-end. Still have to swap out the bumper, but so far, I'm very happy with how this turned out.
 

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Looks good, definitely not a fan of the lights tho. Also, you should have kept the grill surround orange to make it really pop like all Jeep concepts.

But then again, I’m a bit biased?
OK... so... I didn't want to do anything to my stock orange grill. So this was a Sarge Green Saraha grill I found on Craigslist. Unfortunately the pieces that go under the grill -- the part you're talking about -- those are not removable on the stock Sport grill. (They are on the Sahara/Rubicon and maybe the Willys) So I couldn't just swap them after painting the Sarge one. My only option was to paint them black. I was pretty upset when I pulled the Sarge one apart and saw that my Orange one was all one piece.

So... Short of buying orange paint, I couldn't do it. (I'll probably end up doing that at some point) This was also my very first experience that didn't turn out to be a total mess with any paint that comes in a can. No clue why... but every single time I use a can of paint, things go south lol (No matter how careful I try to be) Also why I didn't do this to the stock grill.
 
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What is "plasti-dipped" and what is the advantage over spray paint?
It peels off. It's kind of like a wrap, but you spray it on. So if I screw up, or I don't like it, I can peel it off.
 

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Looks good, definitely not a fan of the lights tho. Also, you should have kept the grill surround orange to make it really pop like all Jeep concepts.

But then again, I’m a bit biased?
yo glad I saw this, good look. I'm not sure if I'll paint the grill on our sarge black yet, but I might. Being a dark green, it's not going to contrast like on some other colors.

Grill looks good @AlanGJP
 

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yo glad I saw this, good look. I'm not sure if I'll paint the grill on our sarge black yet, but I might. Being a dark green, it's not going to contrast like on some other colors.

Grill looks good @AlanGJP
Oh but Sarge looks great with the satin black grill.

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That black lip stick effect. I dunno man, the more orange the better IMO! Your Jeep, your decisions!
I tried... I really did lol. I picked up black inserts... thought they looked cheap. (The grill, not specifically the inserts) I saw it on a Willys and really liked it.

I suppose we're Jeep owners because we all like different things, right? ;)

...if it helps, I still have the stock grill. Should I ever decide to go back. ;) (OR if I destroy this one)
 

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I tried... I really did lol. I picked up black inserts... thought they looked cheap. (The grill, not specifically the inserts) I saw it on a Willys and really liked it.

I suppose we're Jeep owners because we all like different things, right? ;)

...if it helps, I still have the stock grill. Should I ever decide to go back. ;) (OR if I destroy this one)
Absolutely!
 

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I think it looks good. I think plastidip is a great product so you try something before making it permanent . You should leave it on for a month or so and see if you still like the look. If you do, peel the plastidip off and paint the grille. Plastidip doesn't hold up well over time like paint does, and the grille will look like crap in a few months. It's also harder to remove the longer it stays on.

That said, I think matched orange headlight bezels and grille slot bezels would look really cool on the black grille.
 

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What is "plasti-dipped" and what is the advantage over spray paint?
The only advantage is that you can peel it off if you change your mind.

Other than that it’s garbage for vehicle use.
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