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Old 02-04-2019, 11:37 PM
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Who's using them, and how do they look/fit compared to factory originals? Pics would be great, especially pics showing both factory and reproduction parts together.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:13 AM
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i got some from third gen ranch a few months ago, got one side on (broken studs moving during wind/car wash not because its fast lol), fits well no issues
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:38 AM
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Unless I’m mistaken the repros are all plastic whereas the OEs are metal.
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Hood louvers.
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Whoops!
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It's OK a lil coffee we'll clear that right up.
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Haha. I was wondering what you were talking about

Nobody else? Are NOS louvers worth the extra scratch? Can they easily be distinguished from the repros?
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Are the repros shiny like the new grilles that GM makes?

The grille being shiny doesn’t bother me that much, but the louvers would look weird if they didn’t match the headlight buckets finish which is supposed to be matte..
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Curious myself. I have a chip in one of mine. Debating if I want to fix it, or just throw a set of reproductions on the car. Haven't heard anything good or bad about the repros, so no news is good news... If they were total crap we'd probably hear about it.

If you buy em, come back and let us know how they worked out.
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Are the repros shiny like the new grilles that GM makes?

The grille being shiny doesn’t bother me that much
The glossy grilles get on my nerves. That's why I set out to patch the front plate holes in my OE grille, and refinished it instead of buying a new one. As nice as the grill came out, I'm tempted to do a similar repair on the busted louver.
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Can you take the glossy repro and respray it with a satin clear to tone down the shine? I don't know if the clear will stick, but maybe if sprayed with an adhesion promoter first? Not sure.
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