I was really tired of the stock chrome grill on the non-ST Focuses. It is the only chrome piece on the car, and it just looked tacky.
So one boring Sunday m... Show moreorning, I decided it was time to paint.
3 coats of primer, 5 coats of black paint, and 5 coats of clearcoat later, I no longer had a chrome grill.
Total cost for sandpaper to scuff up the chrome, and 3 cans of spraypaint: about $15.
Price on replacing the grille itself from Ford: $50 shipping.
I don't think it came out too bad.
2005 Focus ST on the left, my 2005 SES on the right: Show Less
Its not the fastest or best car out there, but its mine.
I'll be listing modifications and pictures as time permits.
-MBRP Exhaust ... Show more(2.25" Stainless)
-Marcy Motorsport Cold Air Intake
-SCT Xcalibrator2, with tunes from Hypnotic Illusions Automotive.
These really woke the grocery-getter up.
And some cosmetic things.. nothing major.
-Painted the chrome grille. Picture found on page 2.
-Shortened the huge antenna. It was too long, and looked rather out of place. So now it is a compact little 13" long, and no loss of reception.
Some things down the road..
-Suspension work.. I hate the 4x4 look, and the original setup isn't very good for autocross.
-Wheels/Tires ... see above, not for autocross
-New Valve Body. Yeah, its an automatic. again, not that great for autocross, and this transmission is fragile as it is. Need to give it all the help it can get. Show Less