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Old 10-10-2013, 09:00 PM   #141
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I flat blacked the chrome on my grill and front bumper, I just like the look with my color (dark green). I didn't bother blacking out the side mirrors or door handles. I have my front bumper up for grabs if somebody wants a stock 1st gen front bumper with the chrome blacked out. I do have a pet peeve with extra chrome. Chrome Nerf bars have got to be the silliest aftermarket addition to a tacoma out there, next to chrome fender flares. Might as well throw on some indiglo under lighting and a big windshield decal that says "calliente". To each his own. My rig gets beat up, so flat black rattle can touch ups look better than pitted, scratched chrome. I keep my winch fairlead sprayed with dry film graphite powder lube, it has a nice gunmetal black/silver look, snow and mud don't stick to it, and I just respray it when it gets worn off after a pull. I will concede that the stock chrome grills look good with some of the brighter factory colors on the later gens, especially the bright blue. It's all personal preference. My truck lives on the dark, dirty, dented and scratched side of the tracks, so chrome just looks out of place.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:14 AM   #142
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Chrome is an interesting material. I didn't like the chrome on the Accord...until I saw a silver one. The silver and chrome mixed is nice and blends well. On a dark color, don't really like it.

I grudgingly accept chrome because of it's protective properties being much superior to paint, such as for the steel bumper on my 1st Gen. Chrome in good condition will never rust.

But if the parts aren't metal that need protecting, color-matching is preferable.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:52 AM   #143
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Chrome in moderate amounts is cool, but head to toe is for big rigs.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:27 AM   #144
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I only care about performance, not appearance. The truck came with chrome, chrome it will stay.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:41 PM   #145
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My opinion is that some chrome looks good , I've had a blacked out front end and now put on a chrome grille and I think it breaks up all the black , not a fan of the autozone chrome junk though
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #146
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I like the chrome grill surround and rear bumper on my '13 TRD OR. Don't like chrome wheels at all...same with side mirrors. No thanks. I like the contrast that a little bit of chrome brings. I especially like it on white trucks. White, chrome (just a little), and black (mirrors, tires, door handles) look awesome together. Debadged and color matched gets more boring to me every year.
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:39 AM   #147
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All chrome must die. I got a sport grill to match, plastidiped my badges, and I bedlined my bumper.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:54 PM   #149
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I'm more of a chromewhore since I don't dig dirts.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:45 AM   #150
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No :/ Color matched or black.... Except for the emblems on the door and tailgate. Thats the only chrome on my truck.
Why does your sig pic show chrome grille surround? New photo needed?
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:11 AM   #151
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Chrome is ok with me as long as it's not too crazy. I wasn't sure about my chrome grill at first, but have come to like it. Sorry for the bad pic, took it looking through my upstairs window.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:13 PM   #152
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Color matched makes the trucks look like a shoe box to me but everyone likes different things and should get what looks good to them.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:19 PM   #153
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I hit the jackpot. Guy loved my chrome grill and we both had the same color trucks. I traded my chrome grill for a color matched, my chrome bumper for his color matched and his scoped hood for my non scoop. My truck looks way better IMO.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:28 PM   #155
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I see enough chrome on the firetrucks at work. Should have the color-matched grille done tomorrow. Then just gotta derp the bumper and I'll be chrome free.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:52 PM   #156
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:56 PM   #157
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I don't mind some chrome, makes a nice contrast. However I hate the gay OEM tail lamps on the newer Tacoma's. The chrome round circle looks like s***it. Color keyed everything and then throw highlite that into a nice red lens.
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:02 PM   #158
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Loved chrome in 1976. Now, like to keep it subdued.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:43 AM   #159
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Why does your sig pic show chrome grille surround? New photo needed?
Yeah, its an older picture. I need it updated. I now have a color matched grille. Thanks, I'm gonna change it now!
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:57 PM   #160
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