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I have seen some pictures of Volts with the black grill and tires and was wondering if anyone would like to share some pics. I am especially looking for a satan silver volt with black grill.

also if anyone can recommend a EASY and CHEAP photo edit software where I can try it myself that would be great.
 

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I just downloaded and removed Gimp. was to complicated. I just want to use it, not spend to much time learning.
I tried using GIMP as well. It doesn't have great features and yes, it is not easy to use.
If you are running windows, play with the PAINT feature. It is a simple program but it will let you play with pictures. Not as refined as a paid for paint as you go, but it would let you get the idea of what you want.
 

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Here's a quick and dirty...

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YESssssssss... I have the lighter Silver ICE and had always told myself that I would black out the silver grill piece. BUt I was told that it was not a good idea if you still have the car financed. Don't know why but it made be take a back step. That looks so good, I may just go ahead and black it out, it is an improvement and doesn't advertise ELECTRIC CAR...
Speaking of advertising, I saw a commercial, but it wasn't GM or a dealer commerical. It was a group promoting ELECTRIC CARS, and it had a few Electrics in a line, and there it was, THE VOLT......... I was so proud, LOLOLOLOL
 

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I tried using GIMP as well. It doesn't have great features and yes, it is not easy to use.
If you are running windows, play with the PAINT feature. It is a simple program but it will let you play with pictures. Not as refined as a paid for paint as you go, but it would let you get the idea of what you want.
I am looking for a program that will let me click on the the grill and it it can automatically trace the grill then I hit fill and its black.
I know I have done that in the past and it wasn't hidden behind many menus.

all I want to do it take a pic of my car and color in the wheels and grill before I do it for real.
If anyone knows of some software that can do that without spending an hour looking through a manual or can help me learn how to do it with Gimp or some other free or not to expensive software that would be great!
 

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Yeah it's not free. I bought it probably 10 or more years ago and have just held onto it because for simple stuff it's just easier than the convoluted UI of Photoshop. I also own Photoshop but I only use that for more complex or critical editing: stuff I don't mind spending an hour watching video tutorials in order to accomplish. ;)

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Hi Alikair, Here is a link to my thread with some photos. My hubby did the wrap and it has held up and going strong for over a year. We went with Satin for the finish of the plastiwrap. I did have to cut out the two sensor areas on the lower grill so that it functioned properly.

He also helped me find a solution to the ACC face lift that is needed if you have that grill by having a Volt V created by a 3D printing firm. This info is also in the thread. The Volt V we had made for us had to be just thin enough and the trough of the V had to be placed just right so that it would not affect the ACC.

Here is the link:
https://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?296050-My-Volt-got-a-face-lift-for-his-ACC-grill-sadness

Hope this helps.
Jernigan
 
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