Black film over chrome around windows

Black film over chrome around windows

I think the car would look better without the chrome around the windows. Has anyone put a black film around the chrome or thought about it?

cmanchen | 27 January 2013

I would love to see the chrome replaced with dark grey to match the dark grey wheels.

kilimats | 27 January 2013

One word plastidip

Big Tex | 27 January 2013

Someone over at Teala Motor Club did this with the chrome door handles but I don't know if they did the trim too- sorry don't have link but you can find it with some digging.

jbunn | 27 January 2013

At one point I was thinking of the Grey color. Did not care for the chrome on the front end, and was considering taking it off and to a metal plating shop to replate. Was thinking a dark grey the color of hematite.

HansJ | 27 January 2013
mcptwo | 27 January 2013

I completely agree. Chrome has no place in a modern car. The Chrome would look much better with powder coated metal to match the car color. Depending on the body color, a few shades darker trim color could also work.
As I recall, chrome is from Rhodesia, South Africa, where a bloody civil war between 1965 & 1979 caused a major shortage of chrome, resulting in far less chrome trim on automobiles.

gmcnabb | 27 January 2013

Thanks All. Now I need to find someone who can install it for me in the Bay Area. I really do think it would look a lot better.

jat | 27 January 2013

Personally I love the two-tone look the chrome accents give with silver paint.

Oliver in Seattle | 27 January 2013

I have to admit that the chrome on the vents bugs me more than the chrome around the windows outside the car....