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well, i been searching the net for about 2 hours now i'm looking to try and get a silver paint matched grille or even the surround for my 06 i hate the chrome but keep coming up empty handed,anyone have any ideas post em up [thumb]
 

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Mike at Hilbish Ford:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=94

You can call him at 800-849-0233. The best times to catch him is between 9AM - 11AM, or 4PM - 6PM ET. He gets us discounted prices on OEM parts. A CD Silver/Silver Frost, (same color) grille will run you about $70-$77 with shipping, (the regular price is $116.92).
 
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I was just lucky when I was searching for my black-colored surround grill piece; guy on here just happened to be selling one when I was looking for one. Either post in the WTB what you're looking for, or hit up ebay... It'll be cheaper than paying a ridiculously-high $70 for a colored piece of plastic. Just make sure where ever you buy from that it's factory colored, and not spray-painted by someone. The spray-painted ones have been known to flake after time if not painted properly. Good luck in your quest, my friend.
 

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yeah i'm still searching around found an e-bay one with silver insert and black surround: no clue if it factory painted though[:)~]
 

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You'll only find the black and chrome in the cheaper aftermarket grilles. If you want red, silver, or grey, you have to get it from Ford.
 

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Mike at Hilbish Ford:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=94

You can call him at 800-849-0233. The best times to catch him is between 9AM - 11AM, or 4PM - 6PM ET. He gets us discounted prices on OEM parts. A CD Silver/Silver Frost, (same color) grille will run you about $70-$77 with shipping, (the regular price is $116.92).
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So, a true ST surround is molded in it's appropriate color?

I had a shop paint my surround a few months ago. Today I noticed some of the paint has chipped off. I'll gladly pay $80ish for a molded one, instead of $40 for someone to paint it again.

Sorry to threadjack. [smackbum]
 

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i have liquid grey one on my car, im considering and getting a black one, or chrome one. if u decide u want to get rid of the grille surround let me know, i want to get it dip coated
 

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you can separate the chrome piece from the black mesh piece. I pulled mine apart and sanded it down, primed, then dropped it of at a local paint shop charged me something like 50 bucks to paint it body color. put it all together and no more ugly chrome
 

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Rock Auto sells an unpainted black plastic grille for $13.51 search #4L3Z8200BAQ under part number search. If you are good with a paint can, it shouldn't be too difficult to paint CD silver. The paint will adhere MUCH better to the black plastic, versus the stock chrome plated plastic.
 

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So, a true ST surround is molded in it's appropriate color?

I had a shop paint my surround a few months ago. Today I noticed some of the paint has chipped off. I'll gladly pay $80ish for a molded one, instead of $40 for someone to paint it again.

Sorry to threadjack. [smackbum]
The grills are not molded in coloured plastic, they are made of a standard black automotive plastic, similiar to bumpers, and then painted at the factory. Its next to impossible to mold plastic that will accurately match paint, let alone metallic paint.
 

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hit the chrome part with some fine sand paper to scuff it up, clean it realllly good, then they sell an etching primer just from chrome pieces and put a couple coats of that on, then paint it with any silver paint and clear it...i did it to my side vents on my 08 focus i painted my grille black on my 08 focus from chrome also
 

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The grills are not molded in coloured plastic, they are made of a standard black automotive plastic, similiar to bumpers, and then painted at the factory. Its next to impossible to mold plastic that will accurately match paint, let alone metallic paint.
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Hmmm, I really don't want to have it painted every six months. Maybe that Rock Auto one would work better. [mecry]
 
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