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Re: Black or Chrome Window Trim Opinions?

Thanks!

I probably should've clarified that I had the wrapping done by a pro so I really don't know how difficult it was. But I have to say that now that I've lived with it for a day, I cannot wait to get the rest done! Pulled alongside an identical Limited and compared the two and it just makes the truck.
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Re: Black or Chrome Window Trim Opinions?

I am definitely going to do the handles but we're not sure if they can be wrapped properly or not. So if I can't wrap them, I might get them painted instead.
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I agree with pinetar completely. I really don't like the excess chrome. Just started the blackout process on my '14 Limited and man I love it! So far the window trims, mirrors, rear tail lights and rear step guard are done. Cannot wait to finish with the front chrome pieces and roof rails.
Right on. This looks A+ to me and kinda makes me wish there was a black Laredo available when I got mine... Well done!

I'd be interested to know how much the wrapping cost you, considering that the plasti dip does do a great job, but down the line, I'd probably like to have something more permanent.

[ Pics are on the way. May have them up by tonight if I can catch enough light before the day ends. ]
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Re: Black or Chrome Window Trim Opinions?

To vinyl wrap ALL exterior chrome with the exception of the door handles cost a bit over $300. When it goes in for the remainder of the wrapping he's going to play around with the handles to see if wrapping them is a real option. Cost for that hasn't been discussed yet.
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Re: Black or Chrome Window Trim Opinions?

Actually looks good both ways. Unless you want that complete black out look.
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Re: Black or Chrome Window Trim Opinions?

Please excuse the dirtiness for the sake of showing the black trim and badges. We've had a lot of rain and snow the past few days, so I wanted to take advantage of the sunshine while it lasted.

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Please excuse the dirtiness for the sake of showing the black trim and badges. We've had a lot of rain and snow the past few days, so I wanted to take advantage of the sunshine while it lasted.

I'll update with clean photos soon.
Looks great! I really think it looks so much sharper like that. Just finished mine last night and my guy teased me by wrapping one handle! Now I'm dying to get the rest done to fully complete the look.
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Re: Black or Chrome Window Trim Opinions?

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Please excuse the dirtiness for the sake of showing the black trim and badges. We've had a lot of rain and snow the past few days, so I wanted to take advantage of the sunshine while it lasted.

I'll update with clean photos soon.

Nice! Both your vehicles (pinertar and wilee) look awesome, I thought of going the wraping way but it is kind of pricey something that might eventually start to peel off where the plasti dip is just a matter of my labor and it can be peeled off and re-done.

Pinetar when you get the chance can you give us some close up pictures of your trimm? you did plasti dip them right? Also do you have any pictures of you masking job? How difficult was to plasti dip tha trim?

Thanks guys for posting your pics.
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Nice! Both your vehicles (pinertar and wilee) look awesome, I thought of going the wraping way but it is kind of pricey something that might eventually start to peel off where the plasti dip is just a matter of my labor and it can be peeled off and re-done.

Pinetar when you get the chance can you give us some close up pictures of your trimm? you did plasti dip them right? Also do you have any pictures of you masking job? How difficult was to plasti dip tha trim?

Thanks guys for posting your pics.
Thanks, glad you like the look.

I will definitely get some better close up pics this weekend when I get it washed. I do also have some process shots I took the first time around, that I'll post.

I did use the plasti dip, which I had no experience with prior to this. I had to re-do the window trim a few times and for sure, the back portion of the chrome window trim (past the passenger door) is the hardest to get perfect. There isn't a hard line between the seals/chrome portion in some spots and it wants to peel off while you're removing it, which happened to me. I wasn't willing to keep it all wonky so I tried again. Last time it came out just right.

The best advice for the windows is to peel away while it's still wet on the last coat. It gives you your best chance of it not peeling up. Also, take your time with the taping process. That's where it all comes down to. And watch some of the plasti dip account videos on youtube. They're helpful.
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Thanks, glad you like the look.

I will definitely get some better close up pics this weekend when I get it washed. I do also have some process shots I took the first time around, that I'll post.
Cool thanks Pinetar I look forward to your pictures.
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Re: Black or Chrome Window Trim Opinions?

I finally got around to finishing the plasti dip on the front end chrome trim pieces and the process is finally complete. I think it came out really well and I'm so happy with the look of it all together. I'll probably end up going the vinyl wrapping route once it starts to deteriorate, but that won't be for a while.

Here are the photos as requested.


Process shot when I first did the back trim pieces. The newspaper was a bad choice. Definitely wisened up and got some tape n drape after I did the rest.


This seemed like the easiest and best way to do the grill chrome pieces and avoid overspray. I just stuffed the bags in once I got access from the lid on top and worked them into the right places.
















The marks on the plasti dip are just lint from the quick dry after getting it washed.







Next up for the black out are the JK Moabs, whenever I get them mounted on my Revos.
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I finally got around to finishing the plasti dip on the front end chrome trim pieces and the process is finally complete. I think it came out really well and I'm so happy with the look of it all together. I'll probably end up going the vinyl wrapping route once it starts to deteriorate, but that won't be for a while.

Here are the photos as requested.


Process shot when I first did the back trim pieces. The newspaper was a bad choice. Definitely wisened up and got some tape n drape after I did the rest.


This seemed like the easiest and best way to do the grill chrome pieces and avoid overspray. I just stuffed the bags in once I got access from the lid on top and worked them into the right places.

The marks on the plasti dip are just lint from the quick dry after getting it washed.

Next up for the black out are the JK Moabs, whenever I get them mounted on my Revos.
Wow, nice Pinetar! Nice detailed pictures, thank you. That is one heck of a masking job. Do you have pictures of the masking on the window trim? That is what I am getting hung up on. Dont know how close i should get to the trim because of the thin rubber weather strip.

Your JGC blacked out looks really great, I also wanted a Blue but ended up with the black.

How many cans of dip did you go through and how many coats on the parts did you lay down?
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