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Struck me as odd that there is gloss black accents in the bumper, rocker panels and strip on rear bumper but the diffuser is a matter grayish/brown.

Yesterday I masked off the rear and primed, painted and clear coated in gloss black. Really pleased with how it came out. Letting it sit in the sun all day today. Pictures don’t do it justice.

FYI I had planned to take it off to paint but the instructions I read for the previous gen model didn’t seem to apply.
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Thanks. Yes I think it will. Will know after the first winter. I’ve cleaned the spot off pretty good since I got it in August. It’s back. I’m figuring I’m using a qt of oil every 1000 miles. Already had the P1326 hit and the knock sensor was replaced. So it has the KSDS software. n/c. 😎
 

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Will give it a try. This is my car to keep miles off my 2021 VW GLI. Neuspeed catback exhaust on that one that you could literally eat off the tail pipes. 😎
 

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Looks great, hope it holds up. Better clean the carbon off the tailpipe chrome as the chrome on mine, both are completly shot.
So I cleaned mine up for the second time. I simply used a Brillo pad and hot water. I got the edges really clean. Can I assume the inner face of the oval tip that surrounds the actual round pipe is supposed to be gloss black?
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