I agree on the polished lip
OK. Update Time!!!!!
I went out and blackened the rest of the side moldings to make it look uniform.
(Sorry if you're thinking "this is an update?" but small stuff is all I can do right now before I find out how to take out the engine. Or anything else big)
And then while I was at it I blackened the grille
I took off the GLI badge and I found out how dirty it was!
Then I put everything back together and took some nice shots: