'14 black grille

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  1. oldpaddy

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    Does anyone have one? The chrome grille drives me batty. I think I'm going to go with a black one. Anyone know if I have to get it painted and how is the quality?
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    Don’t quote me on this but I believe color matched grilles were only an 07’ & 08’ item like the door badges and Triton series engine covers. For whatever reason in 09’ Ford cut those little add on details.

    Maybe you can find a painted color match grille for an 07 or 08 on eBay?
     
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    Ok looks like color matched grilles were used on 07-10’ Limited trims
     
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    If you wanna take a ride to Brockton, Everates salvage usually has a few. Last time I was there(2 months) I saw 6 black expeditions with black grills.
     
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    Black metallic body color match? Or black plastic SSV grille?
     
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    Ah the city of champions. Good ol' brockton.
    Will an older 3rd generation grille fit my vehicle?

    Only grilles I've seen are generic black matte for $170-300. Is that the ssv? That's what I've been looking at.

    I just want something that looks good.

    Thanks everyone for the help
     
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    That's bizarre.

    Generic chrome is 60-70 bucks...

    SSV matte is kinda fugly, or maybe just prone to fading. I ended up spraying mine with plastidip or bedliner I forget. You could just do that if you're good with matte

    It had a crack that I glued but it started spreading again, so I ended up replacing it with chrome when it reappeared in stock on Amazon
     
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    That's disappointing.
     
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    Yes, any 07-14 will fit. I'm in Abington and may hit Everates this weekend for a TED to fix my heated seat. If I find a color match black grill I'll scoop it.
     
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