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Old 24-03-19, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Painting the grey trim panels - BEV

When I was the dealerís having my Electric serviced, there was a polar white plug-in with a shiny black grill, DRL housings and rear panel which, on the Electric is always a drab grey. The black and white together looked stunning.
I didnít notice if the door protector strips were black too.

Has anyone in the UK had theirs spray painted and was it a success?

Iím sorely tempted if the dealer will do it.

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When I was the dealerís having my Electric serviced, there was a polar white plug-in with a shiny black grill, DRL housings and rear panel which, on the Electric is always a drab grey. The black and white together looked stunning.
I didnít notice if the door protector strips were black too.

Has anyone in the UK had theirs spray painted and was it a success?

Iím sorely tempted if the dealer will do it.
Was thinking of doing the same thing when I ordered my Ioniq BEV, but . . . .

. . . . in Australia you can order grill colour with any model. Which is a relief - after my test drive I thought I was stuck with grey, but sales folk said I could order any colour. As long as it was black or grey 😀
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You can buy the shiny black insert for the rear bumper by itself from Hyundai or a parts dealer. Last I looked it was ~$150 for the plastic. The HEV in the States has a gloss black insert.

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Get it wrapped and it will also protect the underside material, I presume you mean these bits https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin//sho...63461&page=275

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Get it wrapped and it will also protect the underside material, I presume you mean these bits https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin//sho...63461&page=275
There is a local firm that does wrapping. Iíll check them out. Thanks

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Hi. I did a research and was stuck in between wrapping and spray painting. Originally i wanted to go for wrapping, so i went to a local company. But they told me that there were tens of “whites” and none really matched ioniq color. Then i went to a local car painting shop where they just mixed it as close as possible. So i eventually ended up with sprayed front..
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Hi. I did a research and was stuck in between wrapping and spray painting. Originally i wanted to go for wrapping, so i went to a local company. But they told me that there were tens of ďwhitesĒ and none really matched ioniq color. Then i went to a local car painting shop where they just mixed it as close as possible. So i eventually ended up with sprayed front..
It looks much better than grey - nice job.

I think I still want to go for gloss black, so a colour match is not so important

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Hi. I did a research and was stuck in between wrapping and spray painting. Originally i wanted to go for wrapping, so i went to a local company. But they told me that there were tens of ďwhitesĒ and none really matched ioniq color. Then i went to a local car painting shop where they just mixed it as close as possible. So i eventually ended up with sprayed front..
That looks freaking amazing. I'm going to do the same to my silver EV's grille.

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I'm sorry to say Hyundai have got it wrong with the Ioniq EV which is a great car but the front end is one of the worst if not the worst of any EV car on the road today and anything an owner does will improve it's overall appearance. Volvo have the right idea there new range of electric cars will have the standard grill.
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I'm sorry to say Hyundai have got it wrong with the Ioniq EV which is a great car but the front end is one of the worst if not the worst of any EV car on the road today and anything an owner does will improve it's overall appearance. Volvo have the right idea there new range of electric cars will have the standard grill.

IMHO grills are so last century and completely superfluous on an EV plus they add unnecessary drag.


Personally I like the look of the Ioniq EV's front end........................which demonstrates that your opinion is as personal as mine and not universal.
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