I think all you've done is make the front look like a Mazda .
Don't like it .
I hate to agree, but it looks a little like a toothless grin with it blacked-out.
Thanks for doing this, though. I was considering the same sort of approach to cover the chrome. If it helps at all, the front end of the new Mazda 3 looks much worse. I have a 2006 Mazda 3 with body colored grill, which looks good. The new version is also blacked out, which, to me, also looks like a gaping toothless smile.
Is body colored paint available for the GT? That might look good.
I hope I'm not the only one comparing the front end of cars to human faces.