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Last fall I purchased a 2017 Mosaic Black Base Model Volt.
At the suggestion of my sons, and some encouragement from @misterdave, I began to black out some trim.

Hopefully the following photos of my results to date, will post here:
 

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What has been done so far:

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-removed the volt logo on the hatchback lid
-plasti-dipped the gold portion of the bowties, the window opening trim, and the lower front grill
-had all windows tinted to the max allowed in Illinois (I think 40%)
-and most recently; "twightlight" vinyl wrap was applied to the tailights, and front corner lights

and ....Whenever it comes time for new tires - I hope to upgrade to some nice 18" aftermarket wheels
 

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What about the wheels and the top section of the grill.
I think the front looks badass blacked out.
As you can tell I love me some Plasti-dip.


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like the bow tie treatment, though since my Volt is Kinetic Blue, murdering it out isn't really an option but I would probably work to change the bow tie colors to match
 

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like the bow tie treatment, though since my Volt is Kinetic Blue, murdering it out isn't really an option but I would probably work to change the bow tie colors to match
Thanks - I think if you search around in the interweb, you can find plasti-dip in assorted colors
 

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Thank You Mister Dave!

Yep, IMO those GEN2 tail-lights leave a lot to be desired (too large and almost "Honda-looking")

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Ditto on the tail lights. Very obelisk in look. They must really pop when you light up any rear lights.
 

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I just saw a black volt with the blacked-out bowtie at the dealership. I was surprised how subtle this change really made a big difference with the overall look. It's a good touch.
 

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Thanks Gang!

Also some suggestions for darkening those tail-lights, seem to be two methods (lots of how-to info on-line):

Method 1)
Is to paint them with a tail-light/plastic tint spray paint (available from several manufacturers at any auto parts store). To me; this seemed like a good choice if you are willing to pull the lights from the car and take several days and multiple coats with progressively finer sanding steps between coats.

Method 2) Was my direction; call around and ask automotive window tinters if they will wrap tail-lights with "limo-dark vinyl" or a twighlight vinyl. Because of the odd shapes molded into the GEN2 tail-lights - I felt this step was best left to the "experienced expert".
I spent $120 for the tail-lights and front cornering lights.
 

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Last fall I purchased a 2017 Mosaic Black Base Model Volt.
At the suggestion of my sons, and some encouragement from @misterdave, I began to black out some trim.

Hopefully the following photos of my results to date, will post here:
Did you happen to be driving on IL-53 northbound last week some time? :p

I saw a "very very black" Gen 2 driving the other way that didn't look stock...had a black bowtie and everything.
 

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What has been done so far:

Exterior
-removed the volt logo on the hatchback lid
-plasti-dipped the gold portion of the bowties, the window opening trim, and the lower front grill
-had all windows tinted to the max allowed in Illinois (I think 40%)
-and most recently; "twightlight" vinyl wrap was applied to the tailights, and front corner lights

and ....Whenever it comes time for new tires - I hope to upgrade to some nice 18" aftermarket wheels
Just need the boomin' speaker in the back now...
 
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