R-sport 240 de-chrome

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Ted27
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R-sport 240 de-chrome

Post by Ted27 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:47 pm

Hi, newbie here,
Recently purchased a 2016 R-Sport 240PS petrol in Rhodium Silver. Love the car but wanted to tweak a few styling cues to personalise it. Decided to de-chrome the front (strakes, side vents and grill surround) all of these are in silver but not rhodium silver. I went for wrapping in gloss black to match the other black highlights on the car. Image.
I was wondering about also doing the roof, as I have the sun roof and it would blend it in. Has anyone done this? I am finding it difficult to picture so would love to see an example.

Lastly, I am looking for some black exhaust tips. I realise the person who used to make them has stopped and have looked at the chrome Skoda yeti option but struggling to find a good source for matt or gloss black tips. Any recommendations?

Thanks

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2016 XE R-Sport 240 petrol. Rhodium silver, 18 inch 5 spoke wheels, chrome delete (wrap), sun roof, split rear seats, black and white perforated leather.


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Re: R-sport 240 de-chrome

Post by PhilB » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:49 pm

Ted27 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:47 pm
I was wondering about also doing the roof, as I have the sun roof and it would blend it in. Has anyone done this? I am finding it difficult to picture so would love to see an example.
There was a German member with a white XE some time ago who had the roof wrapped in black along with many other add-ons.
The problem is there is no panel line on the C pillar along the level with the top of the doors to work to.
I think they just used a horizontal line from the door backwards.
Personally I think it looked odd on an XE.
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Re: R-sport 240 de-chrome

Post by Ted27 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:30 pm

Thanks Phil

I appreciate the info. I am in 2 minds about doing it anyway. I found the post by colonie, which just has the roof panels, as I was considering. Not bad but still not sure. There was also an XE with the full roof done, which I didn’t like at all.
2016 XE R-Sport 240 petrol. Rhodium silver, 18 inch 5 spoke wheels, chrome delete (wrap), sun roof, split rear seats, black and white perforated leather.


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Re: R-sport 240 de-chrome

Post by Ted27 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:19 pm

A few close up pics for those interested. It was done by Car Customs of Basingstoke. Andy was very professional and did an excellent job.

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2016 XE R-Sport 240 petrol. Rhodium silver, 18 inch 5 spoke wheels, chrome delete (wrap), sun roof, split rear seats, black and white perforated leather.


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