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Recommendations on a new Grille color and backlight

I have made it to the grille on my ‘todo’ list of my little project. Call me crazy but I would like to stay with the stock ‘electric razor lookin’ grille; but it does need refinished. From all my research most repaint in Satin Black with a matte clear coat.

My Merc is brilliant silver and I am half tempted to try a chrome finish and possibly leaving the inside of the Merc insert Satin Black and keeping the chrome star. I am also working on a dull backlight for the emblem.

Anyone have any thoughts or has anyone used the stock grill with a chrome finish? Please weigh in.
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Personal opinion.
I'd expect chrome to be lost on a silver car.

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Give it a try..if it looks cack just paint it black again.
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I'd prefer black. As avel du says, kinda lost on a silver car.


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That is the direction I am headed, half and half should help me make the decision. Thanks for chiming in
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Thanks for the feedback
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Just been on ebay and happened to stumble across this silver slk with a silver grill

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-...6d63%7Ciid%3A1

Have a look see what you think.

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Hey thanks good fine, this made my mind up. Going with the original look alike. Charcoal with a matte clear. I will post some pics when complete.
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