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Old 06-04-2011, 05:04 PM   #371
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Then what to do about the chrome strip along the belt line ? Prep it for paint ? Or is there a replacement in black ?
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:56 PM   #372
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Here's Mine. Kona Blue SEL. Cell pics.





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Old 06-04-2011, 06:46 PM   #373
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Here's a sterling grey titanium debadged! All I needed was a hairdryer, and I used a little dental floss to help pull the tags off. I think the lines on the trunk flow even better now. Thanks to all who have posted the tips for doing this!

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Old 06-04-2011, 11:01 PM   #374
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Then what to do about the chrome strip along the belt line ? Prep it for paint ? Or is there a replacement in black ?
SE's have black trim around the windows. Seems like the black headlights and fog housings would be a nice compliment.
A friend has an SEL and he would like the black window trim. We looked at it today and it looks like the only tricky part would be the rear 1/4 window trim/glass, looks like it may be all one piece.
I would have to do something with the chrome trim on the grill, maybe have it painted black or sterling ?
Had all the emblems on our Mustang painted body color and they have held up very well.
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:14 PM   #375
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The chrome belt line is the reason why I don't want to buy anything lower than an SEL. It makes the car look much higher in class, which I absolutely love.
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:17 PM   #376
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The chrome belt line is the reason why I don't want to buy anything lower than an SEL. It makes the car look much higher in class, which I absolutely love.
+1. It really picks up the sunlight well.

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Old 06-05-2011, 03:40 PM   #377
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Here's my 2012 Focus SE in Tuxedo Black. Love the way it looks, and the 5-speed is very fun to drive. I'm also consistently getting nearly 37MPG, but I'm sure I can get closer to 40 if I really work at it.

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I let mine sit in the sun and then just peeled it off. Used goo-gone to remove some sticky stuff, then hit it with some wax. Can't tell anything was there
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Looks nice Charlie! Wish a standard tranny was an option on the SEL's. But I enjoy the selectshift.
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Here's Mine. Kona Blue SEL. Cell pics.

Wow, nice! I like how the wheel center cap blue works with the paint.
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