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Old 07-29-2014, 05:58 PM
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Plastidipped chrome bezels

So I plastidipped the chrome bezels around the windows on my 14 GC altitude...looks awesome...next are the calipers and then I'm done visually...then sound is the priority
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:46 PM
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Re: Plastidipped chrome bezels

Why not just vinyl wrap the window trim like everything else you've already done?

Confuses me.
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Well didn't really want the bezels glossy...plus not the worth the money...a few hours work


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Well didn't really want the bezels glossy...plus not the worth the money...a few hours work
So everything else is gloss, but you didn't want the window trim to match? Then matte would also be a solution, but if it was going to be too pricey to install, I understand.

I just can't see the dip looking as good or lasting as long as the vinyl wrap. Mine didn't.
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So everything else is gloss, but you didn't want the window trim to match? Then matte would also be a solution, but if it was going to be too pricey to install, I understand.

I just can't see the dip looking as good or lasting as long as the vinyl wrap. Mine didn't.
If you do it right the plastidip looks perfect.
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If you do it right the plastidip looks perfect.
I agree. I was more confused by the mixing of the two materials and doing some gloss and some matte finish. It's their ride though, not mine.
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Lots of guys on here who have wks, vinyled their roofs or grilles and the window trim is oem matte black...looks great to me
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Re: Plastidipped chrome bezels

Actually, if u look at most stock cars...if they don't have a chrome finish bezel, it's always a matte rubber finish to it...kind of like a gasket look...and that's what I wanted...the altitude should have come with this stock anyway...no chrome anywhere on the truck...little mistake on their part if u ask me


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Actually, if u look at most stock cars...if they don't have a chrome finish bezel, it's always a matte rubber finish to it...kind of like a gasket look...and that's what I wanted...the altitude should have come with this stock anyway...no chrome anywhere on the truck...little mistake on their part if u ask me
I also agree that the chrome around the windows on the Altitudes makes zero sense, so the dip is definitely better than that.
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Re: Plastidipped chrome bezels

Hey muser99 could you send me some pics of what plastic dip spray cans you used please , I'm going to do this as well you wouldn't believe how many professional car wrap places rejected me in wrapping the chrome strips around my windows on my SRT , I have rang at least 10 shops all said they would touch it ?? So now I'm forced to go this way . I must say judging by the pics you uploaded you did a good job WD mate

I would try to wrap myself but I have my reasons why I can't do small precision cutting like this , it's just medical reasons and nothing else but I can hold a spray can lol


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Well didn't really want the bezels glossy...plus not the worth the money...a few hours work

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Looks sick...you did a great job. Its a big difference!
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Re: Plastidipped chrome bezels

Couple more questions mate did you prep the chrome with anything first to make it stick better ? And also can you hit it with the gerni or will it just peel off ? What I mean gerni is high pressure water from a Karcher unit . And what about maintenance any specific maintenance is required ? Sorry for all the questions just trying to get my head around what to do , and thanks for any help you can provide cheers .


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