Originally Posted by Vroooom
That will consist of:
Jeep emblem on hood (might leave it for contrast)
Grill Inserts (paint)
Grill mesh thingy (Paint)
Pouty mustache thingy under the bumper (Paint)
Fog light trim (paint)
Badge on front doors (remove)
Bezel around side windows (paint or wrap or replace with the new "SRT NIGHT" bezel.
Roof rail (paint or wrap)
Side lower thingy below the doors (Line-X)
Tail light Bezels (Paint or wrap or replace)
Rear bumper trim (paint or wrap or replace)
Rear badges (Might leave JEEP for contrast)
Am I missing anything?
IN addition to the Platinum half-black-out package for $1k, it sounds like about another $1k to do ALL of the remainder. Am I close on that guestimate?
So....Roughy $2k to do a good black out.
Or....skip the platinum expense and take a regular Summit from the dealership to the body shop and tell them to : "Paint the f'er black."
That sounds too simple. Other than the complications of painting the door handles...what am I missing?
First of all the Platinum package isn't a half black out package. It literally only offers the door handles and mirror caps body colored matched...well and lower side panels, but those weren't chrome to begin with. So its actually anything but a black out package. Just a some extra painted parts and everything is satin colored instead of chrome. From any sort of distance though they look just as bright and shiny as any other Summit.
Since your goal is to black out, the Platinum package is still the way to start since you would already be set with the mirror caps door handles and lower panels, but as far as the rest here is my input.
You can either consider purchasing all High Altitude Black Chrome parts to replace all the satin colored parts on the Summit. IMO thats the route I wanna go as something about body matched parts on the Summit tends to cheapen the look. Obviously this is just my opinion, but its just another option for you instead of paint or wrap. Instead of removing badges also consider just going with the gloss black ones from the High Altitude or Altitude. The roof rails, why bother wrapping or painting them? For like 40 bucks a piece you can get the "low profile" rails from the SRT/High Altitude/Altitude models. Looks sleeker and would probably be cheaper than getting the current ones refinished.
The last things you are missing is you will need SRT head lights and tail lights. Those are key items IMO. Nothing would look more out of place than a completely paint matched/blacked out Summit than one thats almost finished, only to have bright chrome headlights glaring at you. Same with the tail lights, just spend the $300-$400 and get brand new ones on ebay that come with the gloss black bezels already and then you get the darker looked SRT lenses. The head lights aren't gonna be cheap, but necessary. And I wouldn't recommend "tinting" the lens as IMO thats just looks stupid.
Oh, the last last thing would be the exhaust tips. You can have them painted black like the High Altitude edition comes.
So now that I think of it the most cost effective vehicle to get for blacking out would for sure be the High Altitude edition as pretty much most of the things you mentioned are already done. Then you can either leave or do what you want with the black chrome and you're done.