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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 7:22 pm 
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the EL Ghia chrome around the outside is a proper coating, its quite thick and generally won't chip, if the grills damaged then it might flake off but its pretty strong.

the *insert* in an EF Fairmont Ghia grill is chrome, with black paint over the top of it.
when they cop a few stone chips the chrome starts to show through the black.
I don't know if the standard fairmont ones have this as they seem to be bare plastic.


Really? I'm quite sure that both are one in the same. Because at the wreckers they also had a maroon Fairmont grill and insert and the insert was grey on front, and Ghia black on the back. So I think they are the same (chrome underneath if what you say is correcto), just sprayed different.

Always thought they were plastic eh, guess you wouldn't know unless you could actually hold the insert along or whack it with a shovel.

 

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 7:23 pm 
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ahh yes but he was asking if the el one (not ghia) u could rub the paint back to reveal the chrome, but its just plastic underneath aye?

hmmm, so ur saying the black insert i took out of my ef ghia is chrome underneath? hmm. i might rub it back and see if i can get all the chrome exposed

 

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 7:35 pm 
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rear the initial post again, he's asking if the standard EF Fairmont grill *INSERT* has chrome underneath they grey like the Ghia ones have chrome under the black.
i Don't know if they do as the chrome on the ghia ones is there because of the outer rim on the insert that is chrome.

 

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 7:48 pm 
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fordfreak ef wrote:
"somone here" mentioned that the eL fairmont (not ghia) u could polish the grey paint back to a shiny mettalic chrome look.


ahh i re read it, he asks about both, hence the confusion :D

 

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 9:56 pm 
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why not make your own grill??

 

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 10:18 pm 
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its not that hard to do this if its an option for ya.

itried 2 types

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 10:26 pm 
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Hey low, how did you end up cutting your grill and what technique did you use to attach it?

Personally I like the 1st one because it is larger, but I'm guessing it was hard to get it sit right.

 

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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 12:14 am 
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hey till ...hears a link to a place at cleveland.they do coatings .
not sure if they chrome but they might know where to get chrome done.
i like the brushed alloy look ..& the carbon fibre is awesome.

http://www.modicoat.com/index.htm

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there was a place just of kingston rd ,@ KENWAY DR .slacks creek.
they did chrome + alloy polishing .its been a few years since i was there ..

dave ...

 

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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 12:23 am 
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hey till ...hears a link to a place at cleveland.they do coatings .
not sure if they chrome but they might know where to get chrome done.
i like the brushed alloy look ..& the carbon fibre is awesome.

http://www.modicoat.com/index.htm

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there was a place just of kingston rd ,@ KENWAY DR .slacks creek.
they did chrome + alloy polishing .its been a few years since i was there ..

dave ...


Ta mate. That modicoat looks great, even just for the woodgrain stuff. Doesn't look like that stick on wood grain s**t, looks good. That link at least will be going in my favs., cheers.

 

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I know im gonna get laughed at here and its probably the stupidest question ever but wtf is fbt.

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and one of the best grilles ive ever seen! *drools*

 

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say low, how did you go about making the metal border/trim for the mesh grille?

 

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Mash85 wrote:
ahh yes but he was asking if the el one (not ghia) u could rub the paint back to reveal the chrome, but its just plastic underneath aye?

hmmm, so ur saying the black insert i took out of my ef ghia is chrome underneath? hmm. i might rub it back and see if i can get all the chrome exposed
----- exactly what i wanted to do!!!

 

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mine doesnt have the chrome around the edge, its just black so im guessing its just plastic. wouldnt mind making a mesh one like lows, but wouldnt really know where to start.

 

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