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Old 01-27-2014, 07:39 PM   #1
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Trade 2008+ chrome grille & bumpers for black So Cal

Looking to trade my chrome 2008 grille and bumpers for 2008+ black grille and bumpers.

I'm in So Cal and have all the tools required for the swap if anyone is interested.

...only interested in black grille/bumpers that are in excellent condition.

I'll also consider selling the grille/bumpers, please PM or email if that is of interest.



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Old 01-28-2014, 12:28 AM   #2
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Re: Trade 2008+ chrome grille & bumpers for black So Cal

I swapped mine out using Craig's list... Got lots of response within a week. I'm also in So Cal. Good luck!
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:59 AM   #3
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Re: Trade 2008+ chrome grille & bumpers for black So Cal

It's been on CL for about 2 weeks so far......a couple of calls but no action.

.....just trying to spread the love over here.......
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:36 PM   #4
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Re: Trade 2008+ chrome grille & bumpers for black So Cal

You can powder coat your bumper into black. Find it out at your local shop. Or go to the local delivery company and trade bumper and grill. Usually business vans has black grills.
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You can powder coat your bumper into black.
I've considered that, but getting powder coat to stick to chrome (long term) may be a bit tricky...
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:15 PM   #6
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Re: Trade 2008+ chrome grille & bumpers for black So Cal

Powder coating also costs a decent amount and you'd be at least halfway to a new set of bumpers. Do you have the premium bumper package with the step bumper and backup sensors? The black bumper won't have those and to me they are a really handy thing to have. I have chrome bumpers for now, but am looking to go with Aluminess bumpers or something similar when I can afford it.
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Do you have the premium bumper package with the step bumper and backup sensors? The black bumper won't have those and to me they are a really handy thing to have. I have chrome bumpers for now, but am looking to go with Aluminess bumpers or something similar when I can afford it.
I don't have a step bumper in the rear but I do have the backup sensors. I typically don't like the added complexity of gadgets, but the rear sensors are quite useful. I'm assuming that if I find another bumper that I can drill holes and mount the sensors, but I have not looked closely at them yet. Does Aluminess have the option of provisions for the back up sensors?
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.....Does Aluminess have the option of provisions for the back up sensors?
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Yes they do! They just incorporated my sensors on my new rear bumpers @ no charge. Works flawlessly. You're more that welcome to take a look at them before making the purchase. Cheers, Ray
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Plastidip does wonders...and if you don't like it you can peel it off later. Or touch it up when need be in 10 seconds. B
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Plastidip does wonders...and if you don't like it you can peel it off later. Or touch it up when need be in 10 seconds. B
I may have to try that just for giggles.
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