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I finally gave in and ordered the Heico grill for my '08 s40 and I need some suggestions on what color to have it painted. My car is Titanium Grey Perl (#455) and I don't really want to go all black or color match the car. Does anyone know what color the grill below is painted with? Thanks! <br> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.heicosportiv.de/nextshopcms/cmsimage.asp?fkt=3&id=5704" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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Re: '08+ Heico Grill is on its way. I need some help picking a paint color. (travist206)

I think the one shown is just a ti gray or anthracite...I think on a ti gray vehicle like yours the black or darker anthracite would look awesome, but it depends on the color of your wheels, etc. I am all about color coordination. Congrats btw on the purchase, I have the Heico grille on my car (05) and love it. Definitely overpriced but still nice.
 

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Re: '08+ Heico Grill is on its way. I need some help picking a paint color. (carreragt7)

Here's a quick photochop. I have the r-design mirror covers and currently have the same wheels as the photo below. <br> <IMG SRC="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2459/3660040523_53d56d2f80_o.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: '08+ Heico Grill is on its way. I need some help picking a paint color. (travist206)

After seeing your actual car/color I say go color matched with your body color, as mentioned above, or with black.
 

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Re: '08+ Heico Grill is on its way. I need some help picking a paint color. (carreragt7)

Black would be killer with that color car.
 

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Re: '08+ Heico Grill is on its way. I need some help picking a paint color. (travist206)

<p>neon green all the way <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>no but seriously black or body colored always looks nice
 

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Re: '08+ Heico Grill is on its way. I need some help picking a paint color. (slowvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>slowvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>neon green all the way <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><br>Nah, body colored or black are the best options, even though I love green.
 

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Re: '08+ Heico Grill is on its way. I need some help picking a paint color. (travist206)

I say either color match the car or color match to the mirror covers to tie it all in together. Don't go black, I have the black IPD grille on my Ti R and it looks okay but it kinda looks out of place. You'll see it at the GTG.
 

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Re: '08+ Heico Grill is on its way. I need some help picking a paint color. (carreragt7)

I want to pick this grill up as well but id rather keep my R Design badge on the front instead on the heico badge..... is the badge itself removable or will it take some cutting to get it off?
 

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Re: '08+ Heico Grill is on its way. I need some help picking a paint color. (travist206)

Match the mirror covers!
 

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Re: '08+ Heico Grill is on its way. I need some help picking a paint color. (gaetama50)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gaetama50</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I want to pick this grill up as well but id rather keep my R Design badge on the front instead on the heico badge..... is the badge itself removable or will it take some cutting to get it off?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It is completely removable..
 

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I decided to color match the mirror covers and it should be back from paint tomorrow. I'll post a few pics when I pick it up.
 

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PICS!!!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>travist206</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I decided to color match the mirror covers and it should be back from paint tomorrow. I'll post a few pics when I pick it up. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good choice. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<b>travist206,<p> Since the '08 is the same as the '10 grill could you include some instructions on how you removed the grill...maybe some instructional pictures... I already have a bad feeling ima break a clip.<br>Will order grill around X-mas time. Gotta ride around stock for a lil bit.<p>That picture you posted of the V50, is that the unpainted frame?????????????!?</b><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I'll definitely post some pics of the install. I've removed the OE grill once before with no issue. The grill on the V50 shown above is painted. It ships as a raw black plastic that requires finishing / sanding. The mesh also needs to be pre-fit prior to paint (a good idea considering one of my pilot holes for the screws that hold the mesh went straight through and needed to be filled before paint) I'll swing by the shop and pic it up this evening. In the mean time here's a link to the Heico install guide pdf = <A HREF="http://www.heicosportiv.de/nextshopcms/cmspdf.asp?id=471" TARGET="_blank">http://www.heicosportiv.de/nex...d=471</A>
 

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Got the grill back from paint tonight and I'm pretty happy with the result. The color is nearly a perfect match but the finish is a little off. The side mirrors have more of a metallic finish. Either way I think it'll look descent... We'll have to wait and see though. I don't have the time to install it tonight.<p><IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3528/3703093078_5fba811212_o.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2584/3703093042_c712aba68b_o.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Niiiicccceee. How much the body shop hit u4?
 
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