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Moding an Escape

My Girlfriend has a 2008 Escape XLT 4x4 with the chrome grille and body color bumper. It is that Greenish gray Color. Today she saw an explorer sport that had the black headlights grille and bumper and she thought it looked sweet so I told her that they make escapes like that, So know its Time to Mod her car.

Could someone get me the Part Numbers for the Black Headlights
and Possibly a Black Grille I checked Ebay and found nothing


Here is the Example of the Exploder



Here is the example of an escape
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That doesn't look too bad.
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Ive been trying to get her to mod this thing for over a year and now she is gonna let me haha... I will have to find a Picture of hers I can post u here
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Lol that exploder looks mean
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Has the Sport Trac Adrenalin (which I freakin' LOVE) look to it, cool!

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They look nice in person. Be sure to post pics.
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This Is a Picture of How her escape sits,

So does the easy off oven cleaner really work to remove chrome on plastic grilles

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I personally like the chrome. The black pieces remind me of old chevy and ford base trim work trucks with the black grills and bumpers.
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Has the Sport Trac Adrenalin (which I freakin' LOVE) look to it, cool!
thats what i thought it was at first!
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Yeah I saw a White one with the black sport accents and it was awesomeness at its peak
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how is that thing on gas?
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She has a 2.3 with all time 4wd... Hwy it gets about 25-28 if I remember correctly
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to bad they have horrible trans issue.. stupid forward/coast/direct clutch hub....
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I would consider a professional job. It is hard to paint that stuff and make it durable. I painted a similar style (plastic chrome) grille on the Subaru legacy, and it looked awesome. But over winter it chipped a lot, despite a lot of prep work and following close directions, good clear coat etc.
My neighbor paints cars, just a back lot car dealer painter, he said that even something he paints will often end up chipping like that. I had him fill some of the chips before I repainted it and he said that I did a nice job but it's still going to chip. lol
That is just my experience anyway.
I do think it would look good though.
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Yeah im gonna go talk to the guy in the paint booth at the dealer i used to work at and see what he can do
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do it now
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check escapecity forums..i am a member there and they have all the info needed...tell em mr hammond sent ya

my escape gets around 18-20 mpg v6 awd btw the escapes are fwd and when the fronts slip the rears kick in... its very capable
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good...its a good place
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