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Old 06-11-2014, 06:50 PM
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What would you go with? I'm sure there are tons of opinions out there. Let's see what you guys think.

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Looks good with the white color btw.

Edit: pulled it up on my computer and now can tell the grills are different and the raised star is black. Didn't notice that on my phone. I would go with the second option but it's close for me. The star on the grill is hard to notice on the first grill and the chrome emblem above it looks more out of place. The second option really says 'black star' since it is raised. And looks better IMO without the chrome.

Are you planning on wrapping the window chrome? Someone posted about removing the bottom strip too. Looked pretty clean.

Too bad you can't add a pano roof...

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Hard to see on my phone, but it appears tou have no star on the grill. My vote is for no star on hood in your case since you've got no other chrome up there. Looks good with the white color btw.
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Who I've never seen a blacked out raised star before! I'm not a fan of the big star in the front grill, I think the OEM one is the best look for this car. Did you black out the stock grill? Paint? Plastidip?
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Who I've never seen a blacked out raised star before! I'm not a fan of the big star in the front grill, I think the OEM one is the best look for this car. Did you black out the stock grill? Paint? Plastidip?
I did plasti dip since it comes off. Once i fully decide i'll paint it gloss black. Just trying different ideas.
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I did plasti dip since it comes off. Once i fully decide i'll paint it gloss black. Just trying different ideas.
I really wish vinyl wrapping was an option.... apparently, the heat given off from the radiator will cause vinyl wraps to bubble. I was going to wrap the grill in gunmetal.
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I personally think to sedan shouldn't have the grill star. It looks out of place to me.
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Sweet ride. Raised black star looks real good there. BTW, just recieved my white side marker lenses. Even though I've watched a video, are they as simple to replace as shown?

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Originally Posted by 24HRC View Post
What would you go with? I'm sure there are tons of opinions out there. Let's see what you guys think.



How about the second option made to the third one by replacing that star on the hood with the flat badge? That might look just awesome with this color scheme.
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Sweet ride. Raised black star looks real good there. BTW, just recieved my white side marker lenses. Even though I've watched a video, are they as simple to replace as shown?
SOme people say it is easy, but bro it was such a pain in the a$$ for me. Maybe my hands are just too big...
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SOme people say it is easy, but bro it was such a pain in the a$$ for me. Maybe my hands are just too big...
Thanks for the info Ryno. I'm 6'4 and have big hands as well. Dang it.
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Standing star logo on the hood
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Sweet ride. Raised black star looks real good there. BTW, just recieved my white side marker lenses. Even though I've watched a video, are they as simple to replace as shown?
NOOOOOO those videos are alllll BS! It took me almost 45 mins to install both. The problem was that the light has to sit between the outside and inside of the fender. What worked for me, I used a flat head and opened it a bit more then the headaache went away... GOOD LUCK
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I like the flat badge.
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original grill but in black looks the best
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Flat badge and star in the grill. For me at least I can not stand the pop up star on any benz. Lots of opinions, good luck
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I like the star on the hood for 2 reasons. 1) Sport vs Luxury - I'm not interested in ride quality that enables me to feel the road. The last thing I want to do is feel the road. What I would like is to not even know the road exists but to have crisp handling. 2) Seeing the star up there while driving down the road says to me, don't worry I won't let you down for at least another 300,000 miles. I prefer that to peering at the front of the car for the reminder.

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damn what a great sk8 spot


I kept both still have my star grill too if anyone wants to buy it.....
looks good both ways IMO
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