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View Poll Results: What color do you want the trim around your windows and grills?
I want it black! 27 49.09%
I want it body color!! 9 16.36%
Leave it alone, chrome rocks!!! 19 34.55%
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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Change window trim from chrome to black or body color...

My girl digs on chrome....she likes the plasti-chrome around the windows and grills, I think it's positively awful. What do you guys think?

Second question - answer with a reply in this thread - what do you think would be the best way to change the color of the window trim (and chrome around the grills) to body color or black?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 09:28 PM
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The chrome is ok too but I voted for body color

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I think I'm going to change mine to black - at least the grille. Around the windows wouldn't be to bad to do, but the door handles would be the next problem.
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I voted black because i'm planning on getting a black G8. It really depends on the body color though. The chrome trim would look great on a white and or black car, but wouldn't on other colors.

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I can't imagine anything looking much better than the chrome.. at least until it starts peeling off, which hopefully won't happen.
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I think I'm going to change mine to black - at least the grille. Around the windows wouldn't be to bad to do, but the door handles would be the next problem.
Agreed, I like the understated look....I wonder what the best way would be to color the window and grill trim.

Anyone have any ideas?
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It really depends on the body color though. The chrome trim would look great on a white and or black car, but wouldn't on other colors.
Don't agree with that. Chrome on my red rocket is awsome. Of course, I am an olf fart from the 60's when chrome was a bit more of the car that it is these days.
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I've seen guys use anything from self etching primer to sand blasting the coating off then painting. The door handles actually have a chrome like finish, but the window trim is just a shiny silver. They also make a trim tape that works really well.

Does anyone know if one of the lower models just has black? Looks like it would be a quick swap...

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Agreed, I like the understated look....I wonder what the best way would be to color the window and grill trim.

Anyone have any ideas?
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pretty sure the chrome is actually on metal, so shouldn't flake or peel.

i really like it against the red, we dont get any red/chrome options here in australia

if anyone was really keen on changing it, import the black surrounds from Holden. would need the 2 drip gutters and 4 door glass trims
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pretty sure the chrome is actually on metal, so shouldn't flake or peel.

i really like it against the red, we dont get any red/chrome options here in australia

if anyone was really keen on changing it, import the black surrounds from Holden. would need the 2 drip gutters and 4 door glass trims
How would I go about doing that?

This would certainly be the best idea, much better than trying to paint or refinish the stock pieces.
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Some people like the chrome. I don't. I say.


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I second this...how can we do it and how much would it cost?

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How would I go about doing that?

This would certainly be the best idea, much better than trying to paint or refinish the stock pieces.
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i hate chrome myself... that black hyperchrome is pretty cool though. i think it'd look pretty good in place of all that goofy chrome already on the car. i think it makes a classy and very smooth car look trashy.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-31-2008, 06:29 PM
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I voted black. Black chrome would look good. Might be an expensive mod though.
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