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Old 03-01-2016, 05:33 PM
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Re: De-Chroming and Blacking Out my 2015 Grand Cherokee Limited

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Love what you have done!

Can I ask where you purchased the body color mirror caps and the black honeycomb grill inserts? I am picking up my Granit Crystal 2016 Limited tomorrow and these are two items I would like to do quickly. I am not a fan of all the chrome.

Were the mirror caps a pain to replace?
You can order the complete mirrors from a number of places online. Tons of Mopar sellers out there and of course Ebay. Then I took off the caps which were not too bad to remove once you pop off the mirror (look behind it with a flashlight to find where the small round piece intersects and use a flat-head to pry that part up). 5 clips hold the covers on (found some good threads and PDF's on these forums to explain that part).

Had the covers painted at my local body shop to match

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Old 03-02-2016, 08:05 AM
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I am definitely liking the 3M gloss black vinyl wrap for $10. Any store has that or did you order it online? Would love your input on that.
I bought the rear step pad in textured black for the Laredo but I prefer the gloss to match my tail light bezels so I may return it.

I like the black plastic look mixed with the Max Steel. I think it give it an "offroad type" look.

I have to decide if I should try to do the vinyl myself as you did or leave the chrome on the front lower fascia and roof rails and window trims. I think that little bit of chrome is not bad once the rest is changed.

I do enjoy projects as long as they are not too crazy. So far the driver door handle proved to beat my senses this past weekend... I may try the rear door handles this weekend since I have all 4 handles already.
Amazon sells the wrap in varying size rolls - you won't need more than 4feet or so in length (the length of the step) and maybe 6-8 inches wide for the step. I did not wrap my windows, had a local shop do that so can't offer much input in size roll you would need if you were to try.

I aLso just ordered s color matched Sharkfin antenna off Amazon as well (thanks credit card points!). Going to pop that in this weekend if the weather stays nice.
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Re: De-Chroming and Blacking Out my 2015 Grand Cherokee Limited

Crimsonking, did you remove the step pad surround to wrap it or was it done on the vehicle?


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Old 03-03-2016, 08:06 PM
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Amazon sells the wrap in varying size rolls - you won't need more than 4feet or so in length (the length of the step) and maybe 6-8 inches wide for the step. I did not wrap my windows, had a local shop do that so can't offer much input in size roll you would need if you were to try.

I aLso just ordered s color matched Sharkfin antenna off Amazon as well (thanks credit card points!). Going to pop that in this weekend if the weather stays nice.

That was a great question, did you remove the step pad or wrap it while still on the car?
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:08 PM
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Crimsonking, did you remove the step pad surround to wrap it or was it done on the vehicle?


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Popped it off with some trim tools. You can wedge them between the step pad you wish to take off - check the pics below. The large rectangle step pad (don't know the official part name, so we'll call it that) will not come off, that is anchored pretty tight at the center from what I recall, but you can lift the edges up, push the tabs in and slide the step pad out. It's a fairly quick job.

The pics are of the flat black one I bought to replace the chrome - this was as I decided to try the wrap.
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Re: De-Chroming and Blacking Out my 2015 Grand Cherokee Limited

Do you plan on de-chroming the strips along the windows? Paint or new...curious cause that is the only body portion on my high altitude I don't like.
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:39 PM
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Do you plan on de-chroming the strips along the windows? Paint or new...curious cause that is the only body portion on my high altitude I don't like.
Haven't decided yet. Without the mirror chrome it doesn't look too bad right now.
I may still wrap it in a black gloss or black chrome but have not fully decided yet.
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Do you plan on de-chroming the strips along the windows? Paint or new...curious cause that is the only body portion on my high altitude I don't like.
I did that yesterday with plasti dip. It came out really well just was a little difficult around the edges cause of the rubber seal on the door frame. But im very happy with how it came out
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I did that yesterday with plasti dip. It came out really well just was a little difficult around the edges cause of the rubber seal on the door frame. But im very happy with how it came out
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Re: De-Chroming and Blacking Out my 2015 Grand Cherokee Limited

I changed the rear chrome handles to body paint colored matching handles. I did both rear doors but the front driver door proved to be a big pain. Got to the part of removing the window and decided to try again tomorrow or next week.
Anyone know of a tip to get it done without removing the window? I did the rear doors without removing the windows...

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Re: De-Chroming and Blacking Out my 2015 Grand Cherokee Limited

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I changed the rear chrome handles to body paint colored matching handles. I did both rear doors but the front driver door proved to be a big pain. Got to the part of removing the window and decided to try again tomorrow or next week.
Anyone know of a tip to get it done without removing the window? I did the rear doors without removing the windows...

Picture of new rear handles...
I am in the same place that you are. I have changed the rear handles and I have the fronts left to change. I am debating on just paying the dealership the 500.00 they quoted me to change the handles.
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I am in the same place that you are. I have changed the rear handles and I have the fronts left to change. I am debating on just paying the dealership the 500.00 they quoted me to change the handles.
I went to a body shop close to my house that's pretty good. (They also painted my mirror caps and matched the paint exactly and weren't too expensive)!
They changed the front handles for me for $20 each cash. I suggest you find a body shop and ask them to just change the front handles. I am pretty sure they'll charge you $50 max which is still a bargain compared to any dealer!
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