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      08-11-2008, 10:58 AM   #1
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JLevi Matte or Carbon grill?

I have white with carbon roof (like every John Dick and Jane). That being said I want to somewhat stand out. Which route should I go in terms of the front grilles. Matte black is clean but not sur if the Carbon will look really good or really cheesy (ricey).

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      08-11-2008, 11:07 AM   #2
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carbon fiber with some carbon fiber splitters or lip would look great
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      08-11-2008, 11:19 AM   #3
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Are all vendors still having problems with bubbling of the carbon?
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      08-11-2008, 11:20 AM   #4
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Are all vendors still having problems with bubbling of the carbon?
don't know, never heard of that problem?
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      08-11-2008, 11:30 AM   #5
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I like matte black but its what ever floats your boat!
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      08-11-2008, 11:33 AM   #6
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can't go wrong with either one...matte black for me though if i had AW
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      08-11-2008, 11:48 AM   #7
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If you are going to do other CF mods like a front lip and have the roof, go with the CF grills to complete the look. You can't go wrong with Matte Black either but I think the CF would be a nice touch if you have these parts on the rest of the car.
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      08-11-2008, 02:05 PM   #9
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I think the CF looks odd on the grilles, that's why I went with matte.
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      08-11-2008, 03:06 PM   #10
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can't go wrong with either one...
Agreed. It's all personal preference really.
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      08-11-2008, 06:07 PM   #11
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      08-11-2008, 07:42 PM   #12
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      08-11-2008, 10:27 PM   #13
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Matte - it all looks the same from 20 feet away. Fibre will be pitted/chipped after about 12 months of driving.
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Matte black!!!! i pick up mine from Nick @Jlevi SW really great ppl there

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Love your car Tan, now break it in so we can go for a spin!
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What vendors carry the 1X1 weave for the CF grills?
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      08-12-2008, 06:46 PM   #18
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I went with the Matte
is the matieral made by ABS plastic???


or is it some type of metal??
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The ones we carry are ABS plastic so they are rock chip resistant and snap in just like your OEM pieces.
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Matte black especially here in Texas heat & humidty (regarding clearcoat bubbling w/cf version).
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Agree, matte looks the same from any distance except up very close
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