: Best way to black out exterior window chrome trim???



Evil_V
05-13-12, 06:35 PM
Hello everyone,

I really really hate the chrome trim that's around the windows and I would like to black it out. I have heard a few things about plasti dipping it but there are too many curves in those trims that I am worried it would come out looking tacky and "unfinished" like. For some reason the paint shop told me this is not an easy thing to paint because they need to disassemble the inside of the door to get the trims out..... really?

with that said, has anyone blacked out their trim? If so, how did you do it? And if you plasti dipped them, can you show some pics??

Thank you in advance,

Kareem-

CoppeR
05-13-12, 06:50 PM
Search around, there's tons of threads, pics on this. If u dont wana plastidip, use the trimbrite tape.

Evil_V
05-13-12, 07:01 PM
Search around, there's tons of threads, pics on this. If u dont wana plastidip, use the trimbrite tape.

Thanks, that's what I am doing now. Can't find a lot of pics though. And I am searching this trimbrite tape thing because I never heard of it. Thanks for the input!

Airfoto
05-13-12, 07:52 PM
Here's a good video on that subject - plasticdip - I just did my front grills - so far the product does what it says it will - interested to see how well it holds up under washes , etc...

http://i46.tinypic.com/34979xw.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLdj4mlDC_g

CTSV_Jim
05-14-12, 12:36 PM
Airfoto - rest assured that the PlastiDip will hold up to car washes. I did the exact same things as you with leaving the chrome surround and dipping the black part of the grills. I have hand washed numerous times and been through probably 5 of the "touch-less" pressure washer type car washes and have not seen any issues.

-Jim


Here's a good video on that subject - plasticdip - I just did my front grills - so far the product does what it says it will - interested to see how well it holds up under washes , etc...

http://i46.tinypic.com/34979xw.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLdj4mlDC_g

CTSV4now
05-14-12, 02:29 PM
For those that used trimbrite tape on the window trim, did you tape under the rubber piece that sits between the window glass and the chrome?

Airfoto
05-14-12, 07:33 PM
Jim - Thanks - it feels textured and I wasn't sure how or if it'll hold up - I hand wash my cars so I'll be easy on it! joe

brlong23
05-15-12, 02:04 AM
For those that used trimbrite tape on the window trim, did you tape under the rubber piece that sits between the window glass and the chrome?

I'm interested to know that as well. Also, since the tape isn't wide enought to cover the entire chrome trim with one piece, do you tape over the first piece or lay it side by side?