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All of the fronts are plastic, it is the unpainted plastic that makes it ugly and the designers know it. If they make the WT as sweet as the RST, why buy the RST?.

I'm already planning to have that maw on my WT wrapped or body color painted. I'm sure the aftermarket will offer some delicious options.
 

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All of the fronts are plastic, it is the unpainted plastic that makes it ugly and the designers know it. If they make the WT as sweet as the RST, why buy the RST?.

I'm already planning to have that maw on my WT wrapped or body color painted. I'm sure the aftermarket will offer some delicious options.
I understand they use the black textured plastic on WT because it is cheap, but on the Trail Boss they are doing it to look "rugged". That's what I disagree with. If I were to get a WT or other trim with the black bumper, I would for sure replace it with a smooth painted version.
 

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I understand they use the black textured plastic on WT because it is cheap, but on the Trail Boss they are doing it to look "rugged". That's what I disagree with. If I were to get a WT or other trim with the black bumper, I would for sure replace it with a smooth painted version.
Yes. I don’t even mind the black trim around the fender wells or even the steel wheels for that matter what gets me is on the work truck, that whole front end looks like it was beat with an ugly stick while the RST looks absolutely fantastic. The good news, is it should be an easy fix and I’m seriously thinking about vinyl wrap as a solution. I may select the color of the truck based on available vinyl wrap colors of which there are over a 1000. I would not want to pick some odd blue that vinyl wrap might not be able to match but a silver or white should be easy. Painting is always an option.
 

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Yes. I don’t even mind the black trim around the fender wells or even the steel wheels for that matter what gets me is on the work truck, that whole front end looks like it was beat with an ugly stick while the RST looks absolutely fantastic. The good news, is it should be an easy fix and I’m seriously thinking about vinyl wrap as a solution. I may select the color of the truck based on available vinyl wrap colors of which there are over a 1000. I would not want to pick some odd blue that vinyl wrap might not be able to match but a silver or white should be easy. Painting is always an option.
Vinyl wrapping will probably not be the best as the plastic on the lower trim models will be textured, and not look very good with a wrap (also would be harder to get good adhesion) or even painted. It would need to be sanded and smoothed, or buy a bumper cover from the RST or other trim that has the smooth finish already (then you could paint or wrap).
 

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Vinyl wrapping will probably not be the best as the plastic on the lower trim models will be textured, and not look very good with a wrap (also would be harder to get good adhesion) or even painted. It would need to be sanded and smoothed, or buy a bumper cover from the RST or other trim that has the smooth finish already (then you could paint or wrap).
Makes sense re the texture and adhesion. I’m just kicking ideas right now like this. I wonder if Plastidip could be an option. If done wrong, it would look horrific. The upside is that it’s easy enough to peel off if it winds up looking like Jake from State Farm wearing khakis “hideous“. Who knows, when I see it in person I might like the ugly black plastic (doubtful).

Buying an RST bumper and headlight surround would be fantastic if it comes pre-painted. Otherwise, I could just have the ugly black plastic painted at a shop.
 

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Vinyl wrapping will probably not be the best as the plastic on the lower trim models will be textured, and not look very good with a wrap (also would be harder to get good adhesion) or even painted. It would need to be sanded and smoothed, or buy a bumper cover from the RST or other trim that has the smooth finish already (then you could paint or wrap).
Good news. Here’s the WT front and it’s smooth. Easy wrap project.
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Interested in seeing how well that front end takes on scuff marks and the usual abuse a work truck goes through.
Many will be curious about it. Several low end trucks from all makers sport ugly black plastic up front so this should hold up as well as current trucks do now. I’m buying the WT not for any work but rather I refuse to pay $105k for the RST. Mine will be a pampered boulevard cruiser so that front end will only be subject to stone chips. Vinyl wrap is a great protector too.
 

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Many will be curious about it. Several low end trucks from all makers sport ugly black plastic up front so this should hold up as well as current trucks do now. I’m buying the WT not for any work but rather I refuse to pay $105k for the RST. Mine will be a pampered boulevard cruiser so that front end will only be subject to stone chips. Vinyl wrap is a great protector too.
Smart move, WT is where the real value is in Silverado EV, all the rest are just bells and whistles that we don't exactly need anyways. Of course, nice to have. What body color are you likely spec it in?
 
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