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Looking for opinions. Oui or Non?

Initially, I actually thought they would look good with the black grill but now that I shopped it, I am feeling a little indifferent. Anyone wish to post pictures of success stories with this kind of project? Also thought about color matching with Titanium Grey.

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Not feeling it, but if you like it go for it. Question though what fogs are those?
I installed a 35W HID kit from DDM tuning. The bulbs are 30,000K deep blue bulbs I believe I got from eBay.
 

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What are you looking for. car with black lenses or a pchop of your car with black lenses?
 

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What are you looking for. car with black lenses or a pchop of your car with black lenses?
Actual car with black bezels. I called them lenses, but bezel is a more appropriate term.
 

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Haha yes bezel is the correct term.


 

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Is that your baby?

I can't believe it but I am still indifferent. It is one of those things that part of me likes it and part of me doesn't. I feel like somedays I would be happy with what I did and other days I would be regretting then straight back to happy the next day. Ugh so frustrating.
 

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I did it and I love it. I think it makes the front end look meaner and more focused.

But I'm obviously biased.
 

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I did it and I love it. I think it makes the front end look meaner and more focused.

But I'm obviously biased.
I'm a visual person. Care to share a pic?
 

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Black bezels look amazing on Ti-gray.


And if you are opening them up, it's always worth deleting the amber.
 

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The bezels match the trim of the R grille and I think that's what makes the R unique....

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The bezels match the trim of the R grille and I think that's what makes the R unique....

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But what if your R grille now has black trim

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If anything order Volvo paint and paint them the same color as the car so they blend. You have too many colors going on the outside of the car for my liking (black, blue, red, gray, orange) so either paint them the same black as the grille or body color match them or just leave them alone. I think you need to PS more of a matte black then what you used.
 

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If anything order Volvo paint and paint them the same color as the car so they blend. You have too many colors going on the outside of the car for my liking (black, blue, red, gray, orange) so either paint them the same black as the grille or body color match them or just leave them alone. I think you need to PS more of a matte black then what you used.
I agree with this. I was also contemplating going for a metal flake darker blue theme. Everything red would be blue. I have exterior LEDS that are blue so this would match up perfectly. Any opinions on how people think that would look? Anyone have pictures of a blue-themed Ti-R?
 

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Could just wrap the headlights with a blue film too match the fog lights.


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I'm not a huge fan of headlight wrap. If I did the bezels I am pretty sure I would go black. Others have done it and I am not so sure I want to go experimenting with other colors.

But I still have not decided if I want to stick with the red theme on the R and the wheels or switch to a blue theme. The thing is, I like how plasti dip allows you to change your mind but I do not like how plasti dip's only blue paint is a baby blue. Decisions, decisions.
 

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I'd still go with black, good thing is if you change the color of your wheels too some other color besides red, black matches pretty much every color so no need to repaint the bezel :D


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I'd still go with black, good thing is if you change the color of your wheels too some other color besides red, black matches pretty much every color so no need to repaint the bezel :D


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That's a very good point. As you can tell I change my mind alot (did so 3 times in this thread alone). I actually have a pretty crazy unique idea on what to do in place of the egg yolk. Parts are ordered and bondo is one of them just to give a sneak peek. Will post a new thread later on what I did...
 

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Does anyone have pictures of color matched bezels? Sounds cool but I would want to see it first. Also, does anyone have the paint code for the stock color in case I ever want to revert back? I remeber seeing a thread with the color listed but do not remember what the original post was about so I can't search for it.
 

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Here you go:

Silver Metallic #426
Black Sapphire Metallic #452
Titanium Grey Metallic #455
Flash Green Clearcoat #457
Magic Blue Metallic #467
Sonic Blue Clearcoat #470
Electric Silver Metallic #477
Passion Red Clearcoat #612

Also wheels if you ever get curious:
Silver #930
Dark Silver #931
Anthracite #932
Champagne #933
White Silver #935
Bright Silver #936
 
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