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July 23, 2016, 11:21:49 AM

sitrom

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Exterior Transformation Complete
« on: July 23, 2016, 11:21:49 AM »
So one year after purchasing Xena, I have completed the Exterior mods I wanted to do to her. I've always wanted an all black look on her, and I couldn't be happier with how she's turned out.

Before (her first wash)



And after....

The "mods" are, tinted windows, performance black kidney grills, refurbished alloys to gloss black, new tires (Non-Runflat), and a paint restoration. I know it might not be everyone's up of tea, but I love the way she looks so mean...






Next month I am starting on the interior.

July 24, 2016, 12:25:06 PM
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MattX

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Re: Exterior Transformation Complete
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2016, 12:25:06 PM »
It's all about personal taste.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

My only problem with all black is that it hides detail.  If everything is black it just looks like a shadow  :))
My X3 is black. I'd think about anthracite wheels but not black. 
Are you keeping the chrome trim or fitting shadowline?

July 24, 2016, 02:56:44 PM
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Re: Exterior Transformation Complete
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2016, 02:56:44 PM »
Nice !   i like the all black look .
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July 24, 2016, 05:06:14 PM
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2016, 05:06:14 PM »
To be honest I hadn't considered doing anything to the chrome trim. As a matter of fact I wasn't even aware of shadowline. I might have to do some digging and some photoshoping to see what it would look like.

July 28, 2016, 12:21:53 PM
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2016, 12:21:53 PM »
It's all down to personal taste, but I do like the Black on Black look, menacing  >:D
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July 31, 2016, 10:20:11 AM
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2016, 10:20:11 AM »
Looks good, buy yeah you need to get rid of the chrome Windows trim for the complete affect :)
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November 27, 2016, 09:57:02 PM
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2016, 09:57:02 PM »
Nice! 👍😎
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