Chrome Grill Delete

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Hobbesgsr, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    Messing around with free Adobe Mix and Fix (no skill at photoshop tools) on my phone to see what the Clarity would look like with a temporary front grill Chrome delete (plastidip or vinyl wrap)

    Apologies in advance for my amateur work. Just trying to get an idea of the look.

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    Headlight Chrome blackout
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  2. AlanSqB

    AlanSqB Active Member

    I hate chrome. I have been thinking about a delete but not seriously yet. I may order some vinyl to test it out on my grey model.
     
  3. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    Wow! Looks like an improvement to me.
     
  4. loomis2

    loomis2 Well-Known Member

    I wondered if they made a black chrome version earlier, but even if they did the price would probably be prohibitive. Don't they offer the Accord with black chrome on the front?
     
  5. Kendalf

    Kendalf Active Member

    I wouldn't mind something like the blue metallic grill of the 2013 FCEV Concept myself:
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  6. PHEV Newbie

    PHEV Newbie Well-Known Member

    I think the chrome strip on the Clarity looks fine, especially on the white. Where the styling looks terrible is on the 2018 Accord. Honda actually makes an dealer installed option where you replace the chrome piece with one where the side portions are black. It's a really expensive (>$1000) cosmetic option but it seems to be popular.
     
  7. Klong

    Klong Member

    I am planning on having the front chrome strip and the small strip on the trunk wrapped in gloss black vinyl. I had the chrome window trim done in mat black and I was very happy. Based on that success I am going to proceed.
     

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  8. bpratt

    bpratt Active Member

    Where did you get that done and what was the cost. I like it.
     
  9. Klong

    Klong Member

    I had it done at Speedpro Imaging in Ottawa Canada. Plenty of vinyl wrap shops around to pick from - they specialize in signage wraps. It was $250 taxes included. I had quotes as low as $150 but I had more confidence in this shop. They quoted me $150 for the front chrome delete. I am guessing the back will be less than a $100.
     
  10. MPARADIS

    MPARADIS New Member

    Please list pics of the front and rear chrome delete if you decide to go for it! Thinking about it myself and would appreciate a reference image before pulling the trigger.
     
  11. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    What's interesting is that Honda has deleted the chrome in the moustache and replaced with gloss black on higher level models in the Civic line up and an upgrade to black chrome for $1,000 CAD on the Accord line up.

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  12. Kevin Kim

    Kevin Kim New Member

    Just had mine done by a guy here in Socal. Totally worth it in my opinion. Had mine done for pretty good price after shopping around. Did gloss black all around.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  13. Lucien Mcleod

    Lucien Mcleod Member

    Dope! Especially the Trunk!!!
     
  14. 2020

    2020 Member

    Here is my journey:
     

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  15. thy_noahs_ark

    thy_noahs_ark New Member

    @Kevin Kim
    Clean setup. Where in SoCal did you get it done and how much?
     
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  16. Eddgie

    Eddgie Active Member

    Excellent.

    You know what? I would suggest that you take the H badge off of the rear view glass. I have not done mine yet, but I like the way your car came out and I think I am going to do the same thing, but I have been planning to rip the H off first chance I get.
     
  17. Eddgie

    Eddgie Active Member

    Another option would be to Plasti-Dip spray it. Easy to do, easy to un-do, and cheap to do. Lots of videos on Youtube on how to do it.

    I actually don't mind the chrome on the front, but what I really mind is that big Honda emblem in the center that sticks down below the grill line. Looks stupid. Hd they matched the size to the grill, I would be better with it.

    If I plasti-dip out the chrome, I will likely plasti-dip out the Honda Emblem too. I just think it is to big. It does look a lot less conspicuous with the chrome blacked out.
     
  18. Fast Eddie B

    Fast Eddie B Well-Known Member

    Are we discussing the front emblem? Isn’t some important stuff that needs a “view” contained therein?
     
  19. Eddgie

    Eddgie Active Member

    It covers the radar gun and receiver for the ACC, but radar waves will pass though plasti-dip, which has no metal content.
     
  20. MPower

    MPower Well-Known Member

    Are you sure? When I drive in the slush on the interstate, I get a hysterical message saying that the crash and other systems won't work any more blah, blah, blah. I have to pullover and wipe off the big "H" on the front with the rag I keep just for that purpose. Then the warning goes away and the sensing systems will work again.
     
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