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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustonmark View Post
    Hi Jim, not sure what you mean about the chin pointing towards the valve caps, are you on about the centre caps, brake decals ?

    I totally agree shiny smart wheels there unsightly brake calipers , it's just awful.

    Color am not to sure was going to go the standard red, as there is red in the Jag emblem, but then also considered black, or just standard silver .

    Was also thinking of the idea of getting her dechromed , but would probably be expensive replacing the front grille for a gloss black one, not sure if it's easy to do with the acc square thing attached to it.
    Yes Mark, the Growlers chin on the centre caps pointing towards the valve caps.

    Either colour will be good I'm sure, decisions decisions....

    Unsure about dechroming personally, but each to their own, Black grille would look nice and shouldn't be overly difficult I'd imagine, Ian D will likely know

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    A black grille on a blue car would look silly. Removing excess aftermarket chrome tat is one thing, removing chrome that is meant to be there is quite another.

    The last thing you want is for the car to look like a liquorice allsort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_doctor View Post
    A black grille on a blue car would look silly. Removing excess aftermarket chrome tat is one thing, removing chrome that is meant to be there is quite another.

    The last thing you want is for the car to look like a liquorice allsort.
    Always good to get others opinions, and after thinking about it, your quite right it would do .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustonmark View Post
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    ..pation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_doctor View Post
    A black grille on a blue car would look silly. Removing excess aftermarket chrome tat is one thing, removing chrome that is meant to be there is quite another.

    The last thing you want is for the car to look like a liquorice allsort.
    Absolutely agree.

    If you want a dechromed XJ then I think you should buy the XJR, always looks best when done at the factory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by #steve View Post
    Absolutely agree.

    If you want a dechromed XJ then I think you should buy the XJR, always looks best when done at the factory.
    Agreed I think it was a moment of madness contemplating that on this such car.

    Have had a stern word with myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by #steve View Post
    If you want a dechromed XJ then I think you should buy the XJR, ...
    ... or, failing that, at least a black car!



    There is a white XF around here that has the black pack. I can't imagine anything sillier. (OK, well I can, but you get my drift)

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