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hello all,
i've got a p38 in chawton white. it's obviously several years old. the grill needs painting and the black needs forever blacking. do i go with reblacking everything that's black or do i paint the grill chawton white (with stock green emblem remaining...or even with black and white badge) and forever black everything else? strictly looking for opinions. anyone have a photo of a p38 with grill painted body-color? i've seen it on a few classics and it looked nice. saw someone with that done on the highway the other day on a 4.6 and i'm not going to lie, it looked very nicely (professionally) done. no other eye candy...just a mint p38 with body-colored grill. nothing wrong with re-stocking the stock either though. everything else on my truck is stock including hurricane 18's and would remain that way. thoughts?
 

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I have a body coloured grille and bumpers, i personally like them but its not to every ones liking, i think the white grille will look very nice. Heres a photo of my car, i have also got very fine chrome stripes around it.[attachment=0:39ek0548]rangi 2.jpg[/attachment:39ek0548]
 

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The body shop accidently painted my grill body colour after the wife pranged my pride and joy. It looked so bad that I rejected it and made them get another grill. Looked like something straight out of the 80,s.
 

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mine is in oxford blue inc the grill and i think it looks fine --- however i do think it rather depends on the colour. I had one in red (sorry can't remember which) and i hated the red grill so put a standard part on, thought this looked far better.
 

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nice. i could go either way with the blue. seems like doing the grill the body color favors the darker colors b/c it's less stark a contrast with remaining black portions. i'm still on the fence as to doing it with white. i'd only be doing the grill and reblacking everything else if i went that route.
 

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thanks tim and rican. tim, i'm perusing as we speak. rican, the chrome looks sharp on yours and that's always a possibility. i'm pretty conservative and like your look alot. i'm always worried about going over the top with chrome but yours looks wonderful. where'd you scare up the chrome grill accents?
 

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one more. i like the white on black. i'd only be painting the grille itself which would be behind the brush bar. then i'd just forever black the black portions. i got sick of the wings on the brush bar so i ripped them off.
 

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i think you're right tim. thanks for your input. in all liklihood i'll reblack it all and put forty coats of wax down as the white is looking a little washed out. that should sex her up a bit. i just happened to be next to a woman in the same color 38 as me on the road the other day which was identical in every way but her grill was white and it caught my eye.
 

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Tim (Scotland) said:
I think the chrome strips look tacky.
Can we see a front 3/4 picture of your Rover please Dutch.
Look Tim, I'm just trying to give dutch some options. And, I got the tacky strips from ebay. Your mother never taught you? "If you cant say nothing nice........."
 

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don't forever-black, it'll need re-done in a couple years. Krylon "fusion" plastic paint works great/lasts long time...
 
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