Body colored trim panels on rear of 2014 Denali - GMC Acadia Forum: AcadiaForum.net
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-08-2017, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 10
Body colored trim panels on rear of 2014 Denali

We've had our Acacia Denali for a few months now, and I really wish a lot of the "chrome" pieces on the rear around the exhaust openings were just body colored panels. Not necessarily the matte black plastic of the standard trims, but actual glossy painted panels to match the rest of the body. I did a very crappy photoshop to illustrate it but I'm not sure I can upload a picture until I get enough posts.

2014 Acadia Denali AWD<br />Carbon Black<br />No mods other than custom roof rack "bars" for kayaks/canoes
tamalon55 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-08-2017, 04:58 PM
Acadia NIRVANA
 
speleos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 14,319
Garage
Re: Body colored trim panels on rear of 2014 Denali

You'll never be able to 'attach' a picture (or any other file type). That function has been broken on this forum for years.




2007 Acadia SLT-2, 'HiYo' Silver outside, Ebony/Titanium inside, no NAV, no HUD, no errors
speleos is online now  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-08-2017, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 10
Re: Body colored trim panels on rear of 2014 Denali

Quote:
Originally Posted by Speleos
You'll never be able to 'attach' a picture (or any other file type). That function has been broken on this forum for years.



Oh.. alright then! Thanks for the welcome..

So... I need to upload the pic somewhere else and just link to it, right?

2014 Acadia Denali AWD<br />Carbon Black<br />No mods other than custom roof rack "bars" for kayaks/canoes
tamalon55 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-08-2017, 06:19 PM
Acadia NIRVANA
 
speleos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 14,319
Garage
Re: Body colored trim panels on rear of 2014 Denali

Quote:
Originally Posted by tamalon55
So... I need to upload the pic somewhere else and just link to it, right?
Once you have the required number of posts to add links, you can use the 'net, or the forum gallery.

2007 Acadia SLT-2, 'HiYo' Silver outside, Ebony/Titanium inside, no NAV, no HUD, no errors
speleos is online now  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-09-2017, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 10
Re: Body colored trim panels on rear of 2014 Denali

Second attempt at image:
Nope. Here's the url: http://www.acadiaforum.net/index.php...a=item;in=4545

2014 Acadia Denali AWD<br />Carbon Black<br />No mods other than custom roof rack "bars" for kayaks/canoes
tamalon55 is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-09-2017, 05:33 PM
Acadia NIRVANA
 
speleos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 14,319
Garage
Re: Body colored trim panels on rear of 2014 Denali

I agree. I think the light gray between the exhausts looks kind of dorky!

[smg id=4545]

2007 Acadia SLT-2, 'HiYo' Silver outside, Ebony/Titanium inside, no NAV, no HUD, no errors
speleos is online now  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-09-2017, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 10
Re: Body colored trim panels on rear of 2014 Denali

YES! Dorky is a good word for it. Kind of cheap/chintzy looking. Not cool on a vehicle with an MSRP north of $50k.

Any ideas for how to paint those pieces? Take them off, scuff them up and have at it? (I'm only half joking there.. hehe)

2014 Acadia Denali AWD<br />Carbon Black<br />No mods other than custom roof rack "bars" for kayaks/canoes
tamalon55 is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-09-2017, 05:39 PM
Acadia NIRVANA
 
speleos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 14,319
Garage
Re: Body colored trim panels on rear of 2014 Denali

Take it to a body shop and pay the price to have it done right!

2007 Acadia SLT-2, 'HiYo' Silver outside, Ebony/Titanium inside, no NAV, no HUD, no errors
speleos is online now  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-10-2017, 10:53 AM
Acadia GOD!
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7,852
Re: Body colored trim panels on rear of 2014 Denali

interesting- that you want to remove it....

on the Equinox/Terrain, the upper level trims have a Chrome piece back there... lower trims have grey plastic.

Members ADD that piece to the lower trims...


some have shaved the tabs and used epoxy to hold it on-- others have made slits in the bumper so it snaps on.






2010 FWD LT1-Gold Mist Metallic- seats 8.
Build Date- July 31, 2009-2nd day of Spring Hill 2010 production.
2013 Equinox 3.6L - 60,000
2010 Traverse 3.6L- 128,000
2003 Trailblazer 4.2L-180,000
rbarrios is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-10-2017, 12:46 PM
Jr. Member
 
Gordon Shumway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Ocala, FL
Posts: 73
Re: Body colored trim panels on rear of 2014 Denali

Quote:
Originally Posted by tamalon55
We've had our Acacia Denali for a few months now, and I really wish a lot of the "chrome" pieces on the rear around the exhaust openings were just body colored panels. Not necessarily the matte black plastic of the standard trims, but actual glossy painted panels to match the rest of the body. I did a very crappy photoshop to illustrate it but I'm not sure I can upload a picture until I get enough posts.

You'll be happy to know it is still there on the new design '17 Denali. I would bet it is there for the long haul. A little fake chrome is one of the few things they can do to make the Acadia look a little more exclusive in the Denali trim. The '17 non-Denalis are even worse. The SLT shown below has black plastic, as well as a dull, cheap-looking gray paint.



SLT


2017 FWD Crimson Red Denali
Sunroof
Technology Package
Gordon Shumway is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the GMC Acadia Forum: AcadiaForum.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome