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Question Front Grille Removal / Wrap

Hi Guys,

I pick up my Ghibli on Friday. First thing I want to do is wrap the chrome surround on the front grille in gloss black.

Has anyone done this that could give me a quick run-down on how to remove it?

Many thanks.
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Hi Guys,

I pick up my Ghibli on Friday. First thing I want to do is wrap the chrome surround on the front grille in gloss black.

Has anyone done this that could give me a quick run-down on how to remove it?

Many thanks.
i havent seen anyone with a wrap on it but i would assume it will be very difficult. I would recommend plasti dip for things like that. Its just much easier.

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Hi Guys,

I pick up my Ghibli on Friday. First thing I want to do is wrap the chrome surround on the front grille in gloss black.

Has anyone done this that could give me a quick run-down on how to remove it?

Many thanks.
one of our lot cars has the chrome wrapped in gloss black vinyl throughout pretty much the whole car. the company that did it wanted the grille removed but the whole fascia has to be pulled to release clips and remove the screws that hold the grille on from the inside of the fascia.
a competent company ought to be able to do a great job without removing it.
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What I wanted is my front grill chrome ( like on the gran cabrio) .. that would pull the chrome touch off the car and make it classier.

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I thought this would be the case. Not an issue for me to remove the front end of the car. It's usually a fairly simple process and I've done it on two cars previously.

I'd rather do it with the grill off than in-situ. I'll probably do the chrome window surrounds and possibly the side vents too.
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I thought this would be the case. Not an issue for me to remove the front end of the car. It's usually a fairly simple process and I've done it on two cars previously.

I'd rather do it with the grill off than in-situ. I'll probably do the chrome window surrounds and possibly the side vents too.
fascia removal is mostly simple except for the plastic brackets where the headlights meet the fender and the fascia. same pains in reinstalling at those locations. wheels come off for easiest removal of front halves of wheel liners.
two lot ghiblis have various vinyl: the chrome on the windowsills and the chrome on the sidevents. one of them has the chrome grill surround blacked out, as i said with the grill in place. looks flawless.
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fascia removal is mostly simple except for the plastic brackets where the headlights meet the fender and the fascia. same pains in reinstalling at those locations. wheels come off for easiest removal of front halves of wheel liners.
two lot ghiblis have various vinyl: the chrome on the windowsills and the chrome on the sidevents. one of them has the chrome grill surround blacked out, as i said with the grill in place. looks flawless.
I'll take your advice and try it with the grill in-situ first. I suppose I can always start again with the fascia off if I don't like it.

Thanks for the info.
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I'll take your advice and try it with the grill in-situ first. I suppose I can always start again with the fascia off if I don't like it.

Thanks for the info.
that's a good plan. like i said, fascia removal isn't that rough but those clips on the fender and headlights for the fascia are a pain to detach without breaking something.
the window sill chrome on the doors lift right up, except for the frontmost trim under the mirror, that can't come up with the mirror attached. the fender vents pop out,some little clips holding it in. they are part of the vent though so care must be taken.
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that's a good plan. like i said, fascia removal isn't that rough but those clips on the fender and headlights for the fascia are a pain to detach without breaking something.
the window sill chrome on the doors lift right up, except for the frontmost trim under the mirror, that can't come up with the mirror attached. the fender vents pop out,some little clips holding it in. they are part of the vent though so care must be taken.
Is it easy enough to wrap under the mirrors or advisable to remove them?
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front Grill

Anyone have any experience as to how easy it is to remove the front grill and replace it. I have the manuals and it doesn't look too difficult. I realize you need to take the front bumper off to get to it.

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