Gen2 Volts look like a Cruze or Honda Civic. That was the point I guess, to make them look more like everything else. It also allowed them to be made cheaper using more "like" parts.Well, if your object was to disguise your car as a new gen Cruise, well done. Styling is a personal taste thing, of course. I used a trimmed front license plate (CA) to tone down the bling a tad.
All of the hybrid/PIH vehicles tend to look alike because the body shape is aerodynamic while not being too expensive to fabricate/build.Gen2 Volts look like a Cruze or Honda Civic. That was the point I guess, to make them look more like everything else. It also allowed them to be made cheaper using more "like" parts.
Feel free to contact the 3D printer folks we used and hopefully they'll remember.I would LOVE to see the ACC grille he did with the satin finish. Even when standard Volt owners Plasti-Dip their grilles black, flat black is usually their choice. I think I like more of a gloss look like Bolt EV . A clear coat surely would impede the radar sensor.
I absolutely love the V logo! So creative. With the V not obscuring the sensor. One thought I had was if we used the Chevy Bowtie, in chrome, would it impede the radar, and if it was hollow in the middle, could we also bypass said sensor?
Kudos to you for working out these details. I hope it's durable for years. I'm interested in how it's attached as well. The problem with the ugly ACC grille is huge. It's the most expensive Volt ( ACC Premier ) but also the ugliest nose! When I saw the flat grey with the seriously ugly Chevy bowtie - my first thought was, "that has GOT to go!"...
Maybe you could sell the V logo - I would be interested. Did your husband do all the work, including the wrap/painting?
I wrote GM on it's Volt fb page and asked them to consider giving Bolt ACC, and to give the Volt the Bolt EV's grille treatment.
Looks awesome! I'm thinking about dipping my grille as well. It's hard for me to tell from the pictures, but did you (or the hubby) make any effort to keep the little ultrasonic sensors in the lower grille uncovered? And if they ARE covered with plasti-dip, is it safe to assume that you've had no problems with them?Thank you Barry and all others for the compliments. I think it is both of being plastic and only 1/8 inch thick. I had to add some paint to it since what came from the printers would not hold up to the weather. I used a touch up paint that matched my truck and had some metal flake in it. I was nervous that would throw off the radar but so far so good. One other attempt I made was to keep the crook of the V out of the center of the radar. I will give it even more of a test drive this Monday since I am headed about 60 miles towards the center of our Total Eclipse. They expect all kinds of nutty traffic and my ACC should get a good workout.
It was actually big deal summer of 2016 (many posts) as we were looking for the first ACC models at dealerships. The center plastic part and flat bow tie badge make them pretty easy to spot once you know what to look for. Otherwise, ACC option is on the window sticker and in the DIC when you engage CC.So the ACC grill is different from the non-ACC grill? Who knew.
I just checked the site and searched for both "volt emblem" and just "volt" and no search results came up. Do I have to request a quote from the site for the emblem?Hi Folks, Some indicated they were interested ordering a Volt V like I put on the front end of My 2017 ACC grill
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I spoke to Edward Burch at customer service at ThingSmiths and he now has it listed as open to public under "Volt Emblem". Somewhere around $20 to $25.
Not sure how it will change if you want it larger or thicker than what we did. But I think they can easily.
I would call Edward Burch = 734.707.8148I just checked the site and searched for both "volt emblem" and just "volt" and no search results came up. Do I have to request a quote from the site for the emblem?