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My bonnet grill/mesh and heat sheild/louvre'd bit under it are both black .
I've noticed on some cars the grill is black but sheild is silver .

Anyone know what they were from factory ?

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I have always wondered this about my vi, mine are black but lol original, are imports different to U.K cars ?
 

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Stripped mine down today and removed all the black paint from the louvres .

Now nice and silver .

Repainted the mesh aswell .

Looks spot on now
 

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TME was black. I saw them when they were new and also the 6, all were black.

Get it stripped and ceramic coated in black, they will last longer that way. Paint tends to burn off where the ceramic is very tough. I'v had the exhaust manifold, heat shield, louvre's all ceramic coated in black. The under bonnet temp is definitely better contained. I don't get the big heat haze coming out out of the vents now.
 

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I thought it was meant to be all black, so painted it in high temp black on my 5, definitely worth doing as looks a lot better IMHO
 

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Would this be how it left the factory then?


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Yes supposed to be unpainted metal. All the JDM imports come in like this unless someone has painted them. :handsup:
All the mesh is black painted.
 

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Mine is aluminium ... which I'm thing of painting silver .
Just metal polish it :handsup: OR get it anodised since it's aluminium alloy?
Paint will not last no matter what to be honest.
 
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