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Old 11-14-2014, 09:53 AM
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2012 Grille Swap

I'm pretty new to the site & just really started getting into customizing my Jeep. I have a 2012 WK2 Laredo X. I removed all the chrome trim & emblems, save for the windows, and replaced with the black altitude emblems. It looks GREAT with the Brilliant Black paint. I also want to swap out the grille & tailgate piece and my question was, has anyone done this? There is a slight difference in the price of the pieces for black vs. brilliant black but that is of no concern to me either way. The emblems are glossy black so I am just curious if anyone has examples I can see? I tried to contact Allmoparparts for advice but never received a response.

I would like to think they would look cool either way but not sure the larger pieces would look good in gloss black vs. the brilliant black. Thanks!

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Re: 2012 Grille Swap

Not sure how much help this is, but since I've got the same year Laredo X as you and have also just started I figure it can't hurt. From what I've seen a lot of people save money by simple using plastdip to change the chrome out for black. Some have even used it on their OEM rims with good results. I'm going to start with tires and grill guard and winch then work on the aesthetics piece though.
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I'm pretty new to the site & just really started getting into customizing my Jeep. I have a 2012 WK2 Laredo X. I removed all the chrome trim & emblems, save for the windows, and replaced with the black altitude emblems. It looks GREAT with the Brilliant Black paint. I also want to swap out the grille & tailgate piece and my question was, has anyone done this? There is a slight difference in the price of the pieces for black vs. brilliant black but that is of no concern to me either way. The emblems are glossy black so I am just curious if anyone has examples I can see? I tried to contact Allmoparparts for advice but never received a response.

I would like to think they would look cool either way but not sure the larger pieces would look good in gloss black vs. the brilliant black. Thanks!

you can find pics of gloss black badges on eBay and at Jeep Accessories and Parts - JustForJeeps.com
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