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I like the Chrome vent on my car and I think it enhances the appearance. What do you think :?:
 

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I really do like them and I'm considering purchasing a pair, but how do you think they'll look with Liquid Silver? :?

Tommy :)
Tommy,
What would you expect an owner of a Botanical Green XF to say :?: I rejected your choice of colour a year or so ago because I thought is was insignificant. I know, that is offensive to all you Liquid Silver owners, but then you all rejected my choice :!:
I don't know what the vents will do for the Liquid Silver, I suspect they will provide relief and a much needed sparkle :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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There are some colours that look good with the chrome like red, green, blue and the darker greys but on other colours I find the the contrast too much like on the blacks (a bit blingy). I have Liquid Silver and thought about the vents but up to now I think that they look OK but not worth the effort or cost of changing.

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I have to say , to me, they add shine to a star car, but I agree they are more for the darker cars as a contrast and some bling; I wouldnt think they are that suited to the lighter cars.... that is only in my opinion. These were the first extras ordered for my Chameleon. :)
 

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Like you say, pekem, I also think they will add a little sparkle to the car. What the salesman pointed out to me which I probably wouldn't have noticed if he hadn't was that the Liquid Silver had a blueish tinge to it depending what way you look at it.

However I do wish that the 'fender louvres' were interchangable... Not 'Disposeable.' :(
Tommy :)
 

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Not convinced at all, I think they look too bling (read cheap n nasty!). What I'd really like is the brushed finish of the XK vents - now they look classy.
 

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Hi Guys,
I'm new to this forum and should be collecting my XF early next week.
I love the look of the chrome vents and I've already ordered mine from a company on ebay. £132.50 incl postage.
Rob
 

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Not for me....Dont think it suits Liquid silver....I agree that it would probably suit a darker coloured car.

Its a personal choice.
 

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Hi Guys,I'm new to this forum and should be collecting my XF early next week.I love the look of the chrome vents and I've already ordered mine from a company on ebay. £132.50 incl postage.Rob
Hi starline250, welcome to the forum :) I am slightly surprised by the cost of your vents. It appears, from the list shown elsewhere ( see below) by penultimateblack, I do wish name wasn't as long, :lol: it seems that you have paid over the top, or at the very least the postage was not free :!: Do you plan to fit them yourself :?: download the instructions, link below.Which colour have you chosen, you might like to complete your Profile section and show the details :)Fitting instructions:
 

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Not for me. Think the shiny vents would detract the eye from the lovely Sentas
 

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Too bling for me :D
Chrome mirror covers are even blingier :shock:
 

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Oh, No No No NO NO

If you want to chav up a car, do it with one that's crap anyway - BMWs, anyone?
 

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YES

this is WINTER GOLD...



 

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pekem, could you whet my apetite and post a piccie of your XF showing the Chrome vents...yours is the closest for a match to my chameleon - something I havent actually seen yet other than the online 'build a car' which you cant add accessories to anyway (and colour realism is cr4p) :!: :!: I have put the car together in mind but have no real-life pics to go on.....pppuuurrleeease :oops:
 

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Deck, your car looks stunning. Love the Volans wheels and you know what.. If I ever get the opportunity to pick a set of Volans up I might just take it. :)
 

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I'm with Penultimateblack and XFAndy, it's just too bling. The XF is all about understated quality and these affectations only make it look like you're trying too hard.
 

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XF FX said:
pekem, could you whet my apetite and post a piccie of your XF showing the Chrome vents...yours is the closest for a match to my chameleon - something I havent actually seen yet other than the online 'build a car' which you cant add accessories to anyway (and colour realism is cr4p) :!: :!: I have put the car together in mind but have no real-life pics to go on.....pppuuurrleeease :oops:
There you are XF FX, will this sate your demands for a little while :)
 

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Chrome vents look best with the dark colours - here's a pic of mine on Indigo
 

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Hi pekem
Thanks for the fitting instructions.
I recon your right about the price, I was quote £230+vat by my dealer incl fitting and thats why I was chuffed to get them for £132.50. It looks straight forward to fit them so I'm doing it myself. Mine is a midnight black so the chrome will look great in my opinion. Looking for the pedels now, the car should be here next week!
Rob
 
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