Join Date: Oct 2017
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2008
Trim Package: Sport
Power-Train: 4.7L V-8
If 4WD - system: QT-II
Current Mileage: 177, XXX
Blacked-Out Plasti-Dipped Grille on Black XK!
Alright guys, here's the fruits of my labor (and cash lol), a blacked out grille. It's not much, but I'm really happy with how it turned out! If you look really close you can see the splotchy areas where I couldn't get the spray can, mostly the sides of the grille slats, and there's a few bubbles/overspray areas, but it looks really good overall.
Pretty poor lighting because I'm doing this in the dead of night so I apologise, if you guys want I'll snap some pics tomorrow. Please, tell me how it looks compared to the before Chrome Grille, I want honest opinions!
This was done using 4 coats and some extra touch up in areas, taking about 20 to 40 minutes dry time outside in about 50 degree temps. Only took one can, I'm shocked to say! More left over for the rims!
Which brings me to a question. First, do you think blacked out wheels will look good on a black XK? And also, the wheels have some mild-moderate corrosion on them, how is that going to be to sand off and Plasti over? I'm willing to put in a lot of time if it will look sharp.
So please, give me your COMPLETELY honest opinion! I want to know how it looks to unbiased sources lol, because after all it peels right off!
Love this product overall, and if you're looking to black out the grille of your commander using peel off coatings, I highly recommend it! Gives your vehicle a sharp look.
Thanks for checking out my post and taking the time to comment, means a lot.
2008 4.7L Sport, blacked out.
Mods: Rough Country 2" lift, Bilstein 5100 rear shocks, rear sway bar delete