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Best way to dechrome?

DarkShadow May 22, 2018

  1. DarkShadow

    DarkShadow Member

    Hey guys,

    What's your preferred approach to achieve a chrome delete? I'm looking to dechrome the windows and front grille. I would love to have a go myself, any advice?

    Thanks :)
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  3. fafa

    fafa Member

    I had my chrome trim wrapped. I think it cost about £80-100. I’m pleased with how it looks.
  4. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

    I may have a black edition grille for sale!
    DM me if your interested :)
  5. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Well-Known Member

    Not that long ago hen I was more enthusiastic about doing things on my cars myself, I bought some decrome tape. Spent the best part of a day stressed, angry, frustrated and decided then that I would only ever wrap a gift if the wife begged in the future. Anything else I would leave to the professionals. Lost a day of my life and could have paid someone £60-70 to do the work.

    To paraphrase the above, don't do it yourself, let someone who does it for a living do it. It'll end up looking better and you wont lose a day :)

    (dont ask me about window tinting, I mean how hard can that be... )
  6. DarkShadow

    DarkShadow Member

    Thanks for the offer but I really don't fancy stripping the bumper off especially for some of the quotes I've received.

    Thanks for the heads up, I have a feeling that's what it may end up like. Plasti-dip solutions looked easy and straight forward but I've heard of being very temporary.
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  7. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

    On my car, I went with a black RS6 front grill, replaced the chrome SLine badges on the front wings and the A6 on the boot with black ones from eBay, had my roof rails and window trim wrapped in gloss black.

    Don't know if it's a common thing, or if it's a case of the sun is heating up the vinyl on the driverside, but I've noticed stretch marks on the vinyl wrapped window trim, where the top part of the door seal strikes it when you close the door, both the front and rear doors. It's only obvious when you are close to it.

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