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Berlingo VTR to ''XTR'' look
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I got the 2009 Berlingo, and did not like the ''Taxi'' look. 
I decided to go for ''XTR'' styling with some black panels. 
I did the front and mirrors so far, Matt Black spray paint.
Sides and back to follow soon. I will probably get the bumper bit behind the Numberplate black as well.


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People used to pay extra for body-coloured bumpers in the old days!

I agree that it looks better though, and a very neat job too.
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Agree you have done a great job but I'd actually prefer to have my 2010 XTR which is the Citroen metallic gold colour with black panels all gold if I could!
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This is totally personal preference. I like the more rugged look of the black grille and bumpers on a berlingo, but we're it a c5 say, much prefer then colour coded. However had I done this car I think I would have got the bits wrapped, not painted, it would give you a chance to return it to original if you wanted. Or used plastidip. I have no experience ot it but I think it peels off leaving the original paint intact.

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I agree, the Berlingo's basically a van, so suits looking like a van best, to my eye anyway.

I do think the front bumper looks messy though, with all the different sections all over the place. That's why I got my XTR in black - you get the rugged look of the black plastic bits but it's less broken-up looking. I'm not sure about the recent facelifted one either - it looks a bit too snouty to me - they're trying to make it look like it's a car, which it isn't. Perhaps I'm just too used to seeing mine.

There's no chance of posing in a Berlingo though, whatever the bumper looks like!
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(19-10-2016, 01:59 PM)pompuras@gmail.com Wrote:  I got the 2009 Berlingo, and did not like the ''Taxi'' look. 
I decided to go for ''XTR'' styling with some black panels. 
I did the front and mirrors so far, Matt Black spray paint.
Sides and back to follow soon. I will probably get the bumper bit behind the Numberplate black as well.

Looks good, did you use any sort of specialist matt black paint? My 2008 XTR need some of those front panels refurbishing and I'm think of just re-spraying them completely after seeing your efforts.
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(22-10-2016, 07:17 PM)Multispacer Wrote:  
(19-10-2016, 01:59 PM)pompuras@gmail.com Wrote:  I got the 2009 Berlingo, and did not like the ''Taxi'' look. 
I decided to go for ''XTR'' styling with some black panels. 
I did the front and mirrors so far, Matt Black spray paint.
Sides and back to follow soon. I will probably get the bumper bit behind the Numberplate black as well.

Looks good, did you use any sort of specialist matt black paint? My 2008 XTR need some of those front panels refurbishing and I'm think of just re-spraying them completely after seeing your efforts.

Halfords Matt Black Paint: http://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-...aint-500ml

Grey Halfords primer.
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