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Chrome vs black

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Jep1094, Jul 18, 2012.

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Chrome or black?

Poll closed Aug 17, 2012.
  1. Chrome

    13 vote(s)
    13.5%
  2. Black

    83 vote(s)
    86.5%
  1. Jep1094

    Jep1094 [OP] Active Member

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    Alright I don't know which to do, take all the chrome off and put black on? Or leave the chrome?HELP!!!!
     
  2. moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    what are we talking about here? wheels, grille, fake fender breathers?
     
  3. Jep1094

    Jep1094 [OP] Active Member

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    everything, either all chrome or none at all
     
  4. newertoy

    newertoy Well-Known Member

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    Most like the black--I LIKE SHINY CHROME--and it is easier to clean -shows less dirt!
    Guess I am just LAZY
     
  5. Jep1094

    Jep1094 [OP] Active Member

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    haha i think im leaning towards the black, but if i do black its all gonna be black
     
  6. jimmybee1108

    jimmybee1108 Well-Known Member

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    Here's mine. I like it so far. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1342739638.647780.jpg
    I personally think black trucks need chrome accents since most black wheels are matte. And shiny black trucks doesn't go with matte black rims.

    And the murdered out look is too played out in my opinion
     
  7. BassMaster06

    BassMaster06 Well-Known Member

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    Murder it! That's my opinion. Sometimes people can go overboard with blacking out everything on their trucks, and it can look bad, I'll agree.
    I painted my stock rims and chrome rear bumper black and I think the truck looks so much better. It just depends on what you like, and the look you're going for. The only chrome left on my truck is the grill surround, and it kinda bugs me, but its a unique truck to my area and I don't think it looks bad, so I'm in no rush to do away with it. If I find a good deal on a color matched grill, or a shop that will color match, then maybe I'll go completely chrome free.
     
  8. BDJ

    BDJ Well-Known Member

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    I am currently in the process of blacking out my badges on my MGM Taco and it looks so sweet. So there's my vote.
     
  9. DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Do what you want, its your truck. ;)
     
  10. Jep1094

    Jep1094 [OP] Active Member

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    Well I just plastic dipped all my badges, so I'll see how I like it:)
     
  11. C Wills

    C Wills Well-Known Member

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    20% tint, extang trifecta tonneau cover.
    Do you gave pics of what you've done so far?
     
  12. BDJ

    BDJ Well-Known Member

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    No not yet. I will take some asap though and post them.
     
  13. Jep1094

    Jep1094 [OP] Active Member

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    Well no more chrome, now just got to paint my rims when I get tires
     
  14. AddicTioN

    AddicTioN diesel tech

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    black on everything pretty much but not older trucks/cars like 60s and below my 91 cummins looked good chrome. didnt have a lot of it though but i still like blacked out look better
     
  15. 71fj40

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    blacked out
     
  16. maxpower29

    maxpower29 Well-Known Member

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    chrome is high school material. Way too tacky now IMO
     
  17. Rich91710

    Rich91710 Well-Known Member

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    Chrome fake fender breathers FTMFW!!!!!!!!
     
  18. dad32509

    dad32509 Thinking of something clever

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    Black that bitch out
     
  19. ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    Agreed!
     
  20. PhantomVirus

    PhantomVirus Well-Known Member

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    Debadge and paint them BLACK

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