Body, Paint & Styling Rid of chrome

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by waqs, Monday 27th Jun, 2016.

  1. waqs Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hey everyone, just a bit of advise really. I am in the process of getting rid of the chrome on my silver CL7. This includes the front grill, which I will be colour coding this and obviously leaving the middle mesh. The window trim I will be doing black. Finally the door handles, so I am not sure if I should colour code these as well or leave them as they are?
     
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Personal choice really a lot or people like it the boy racers don't ..
     
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  3. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    I believe @intruder has removed his chrome trim from around the windows.
     
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  4. NottsBiker Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Household bleach takes fake chrome off of plastic trim really easily :Smile:
     
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  5. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    I've done windows chrome trims. Covered them with vinyl wrap :Smile:
     
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  6. waqs Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Is it difficult to do?
     
  7. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Nah.. just need a bit of time, dry weather and accuracy in details :Wink:
     
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  8. NottsBiker Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Fill bucket with some bleach dunk fake chrome item in and agitate with a brush. When all chrome removed wash off bleach.

    Black plastic remains
     
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  9. waqs Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Well the body shop has refused to do the top part of the window trim as its hard to take off. He said the bottom will come off easy, but he does not want to try take the top one off incase it bends etc.

    How have you lot took yours off? Intruder when you wrapped yours, was this with the trim on or off?
     
  10. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    I did not remove anything. Chrome trim is still there behind the wrap :Wink:
     
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  11. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Have been thinking about doing mine also to be fair (as I'm a boy racer :Tongue:) as I have no chrome trim on front at all and think would look good if was all black round the windows to match with the tints and wind deflectors then maybe carbon handles to match the bonnet and door pillars. No guide @intruder?
     
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  12. waqs Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I am colour coding the grill and door handles. Window trim obviously blacking it off. Its booked for Monday will take 2days to do, will let you lot know how got on.
     
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  13. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Make sure do some before and after pics so get a good comparison :Smile:
     
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  14. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    No guide unfortunately :Frown: DIYed that myself for the first time. All I used was vinyl wrap, wrapping squeegee, adhesive squeegee sheet and of course sharp knife. I could tell you what brand products to buy @K24 CL9 GUY in case you're going to do that yourself :Smile:
     
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  15. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I have a heat gun and some left over vinyl from my bonnet and door pillars so might practice :Smile:
     
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  16. NottsBiker Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    I don't know why you don't use the bleach method. If you can remove the trim you easily remove the fake chrome without damaging the plastic.
     
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  17. Bounder Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Wrap is removable, removing the chrome is permanent. Some people like the process to be reversible if they get tired of it in the future.
     
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  18. NottsBiker Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Fair enough

    However who thought fake chrome should ever go on a car. Hate the stuff and would love to do my handles but detest that gunk Honda insist on using on their door liners
     
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  19. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    I didn't use any heat gun at all :Wink:
     
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  20. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Yeah I didn't when did my pillars but thought might be good as a bit more intercut on the trim. I will investigate your handy work at the show :Wink:
     
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