Poll: Black or chrome grill surround preference? !update: black wins.

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Grille preference: Black or Chrome?

Poll ended at Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:59 pm

Black
23
56%
Chrome
18
44%
 
Total votes: 41

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Post by Attilio » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:03 pm

I have a Interlagos blue ZMC: black and chrome are a touch more elegant; the fully black ones are meaner;

prefer black and chrome
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Post by Chris_D » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:30 pm

neck and neck.... :lol:
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Post by Chris_D » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:48 pm

Grumpyowl wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Chrome and black on sterling grey :thumbsup:
You look like you were in the land of clogs for that photo Grumpy?
In fact, I'd go as far as to guess that's the carpark at Amsterdam Arena?
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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:57 pm

This is almost a follow-on from my poll about grey or black slats!

I went with black slats and chrome surround in the end, mainly because I think it looks better on a blue Z4 than black would - so I voted Chrome!

But I can see that appeal of all black on darker colours.
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Post by MrPT » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:48 pm

Gloss black for me. Has a bit of “zing” compared to matt or satin (which are easy to achieve by not cleaning it!).
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Post by patriot66 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:24 pm

I go both as the mood takes me but all black most of the time :thumbsup:
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Post by Grumpyowl » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:40 pm

Chris_D wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:48 pm
Grumpyowl wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Chrome and black on sterling grey :thumbsup:
You look like you were in the land of clogs for that photo Grumpy?
In fact, I'd go as far as to guess that's the carpark at Amsterdam Arena?

Well spotted Chris.
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Post by Iggy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:00 am

Black slats with chrome surrounds gets my vote
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Post by Chris_D » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:57 am

Black wins by a narrow margin.
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Post by road warrior » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:55 am

Grumpyowl wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Chrome and black on sterling grey :thumbsup:
Correct! Did that a month ago too. :D So Chrome outer and black inner. :D
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