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    Default Thinking of de-chroming...

    I think a little chrome can make a car look nice, but think it does tend to look tacky. I already have a colour-coded v-grill, but al thinking of having the chrome around the grill, the chrome along the windows and the boot strip sprayed some sort of gun-metal grey, that would kind of match the wheels. What do you guys think?

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    where are you in shropshire ive got some black window strips and black quarter glasses ive just taken off to put chrome on. and im in newport shropshire untill the 10th of january. your welcome to them free of charge if you like? mines a hatch back. look up black knights car for the black rear end. does look reeeeaaaallly nice

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    Sounds good mate, I myself am not a big fan of chrome! Go for it I say!

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    replace the chrome with lower spec rubber round the windows. prob cost less then spraying and spray the boot chrome body couloured...

    Think any other colour will just stand out as much... personally i think the chrome helps break up such a big cars lines...

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    a cracking offer from redraptor_141 very nice indeed
    the other option to spraying is exterior grade vinyl which is cheap(and lasts for 7 years) and if you dont like the colour you can change relatively easily

    did my window trims to match the wheels along with the fog light covers

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    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    a cracking offer from redraptor_141 very nice indeed
    the other option to spraying is exterior grade vinyl which is cheap(and lasts for 7 years) and if you dont like the colour you can change relatively easily

    did my window trims to match the wheels along with the fog light covers
    If you should listen to anyone about changing colours it's definately Dez!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redraptor_141 View Post
    where are you in shropshire ive got some black window strips and black quarter glasses ive just taken off to put chrome on. and im in newport shropshire untill the 10th of january. your welcome to them free of charge if you like? mines a hatch back. look up black knights car for the black rear end. does look reeeeaaaallly nice
    Thats a very kind offer thanks, but I was thinking an accent colour was nice, not just the black. I agree the black needs breaking up and was thinking along the lines of deztroyers car but with a more 'gentle' colour!! I though gunmetal grey because my brother has a gunmetal grey vxr defuser on his corsa and it looks brillent....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucklestone View Post
    Thats a very kind offer thanks, but I was thinking an accent colour was nice, not just the black. I agree the black needs breaking up and was thinking along the lines of deztroyers car but with a more 'gentle' colour!! I though gunmetal grey because my brother has a gunmetal grey vxr defuser on his corsa and it looks brillent....
    Illuminous orange... outdo DEZ

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    ahhh okay then. yeh thatll look the mutts nuts if you get the whole car in the same style!

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    Orange did cross my mind, but I'm not sure I'm as daring as dez! Anyone know how much replacment boot strips are? Might do some experiementing!!

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