thanks for the constructive criticism, its always good to here people who give you their own reasons for not agreeing with you or liking what youve done, i respect that. As for the time is money argument, i'm sure that is probably true for you, but as i am a uni student, i dont have a lot of money, but i have a hell of a lot of time, so it worked out well for me. I should also mention that my XF is Vermillion fire, but i have the totally black front bumper, I also painted my front grille and rear tail lights silver, to break up the red and black, it looks good, especially the silver tail lights, but i think i may paint the front grille VF.
as for the no-badge version, i also like debadged cars, but i prefer it if just the boot lid badges are removed, i still like having the blue oval on the front. But, just for you, here is another version of the grille, without the badge and middle section.
personally i think it makes it look to VKish.