Thinking about doing a new mod. This one should be fairly easy once I figure out if the lower part of the rear clip is separate from the upper part. The part in question is outlined in read. If this part is separate from the upper part of the rear clip, I’d like to paint it a satin or flat black as shown in this photoshopped pic. I’m hoping that this part of the rear bumper is separate for the upper part. From what I can tell, the bumper cover is two separate pieces. I’ll have to do some research, but it looks like it’s totally possible. A quick look underneath, doesn’t look like a lot of work to remove the valance. Three plastic rivets and two torx screws. I think it’ll add a whole new dimension to the rear of the Beetle.