Originally Posted by JTS97Z28
Well since you said you wanted to paint them black why not spend a few extra dollars and buy the Altitude edition parts? Perfect quality and will never chip and this way you have the original parts to either sell and make some money back, or keep to re-install someday if needed. Last benefit is no down time of removing parts and taking them to a body shop for painting. If you buy the Altitude parts it would just take an hour or so to swap and your done. Just a thought.
FYI - The altitude parts, at least the rear brow, WILL CHIP and be ugly. Ask me how I know. I've had my GC Altitude for 2 months and already have a chip on the rear brow. No idea how it got there, but the paint looks quite thin and I now have a ~1/4" diameter chip exposing a very light gray plastic or fiberglass material. Looks terrible.
Think the dealer has a touch-up paint specifically for this area?
I may end up using plasti-dip or similar on this part. I'm guessing it would end up looking similar enough to the bumper insert.
At any rate, I wouldn't assume a front grille would be any better.