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Old 02-08-2017, 10:06 PM
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

The mirror caps fit like glove, I actually order 3m double sided tape same thickness and width and added few more strips on edges etc so they pulled tight evenly, you just have to make sure when you do put it on you do it right or you will have to pull it off and do it again which I found out the hard way haha. I basically didnt do fog light or tailight but did order the black rear step pad trim in black have to install this weekend. The 16 High altitude basically has eveything black except the window trim and fog and tailight bezels all blacked out so it looks clean. I might have the bezels wrapped in gloss black depending how much but for now its pretty good. The tailight bezels in black are $159 and Fog light bezels are $129. Tailight are easy to change out from what I have watched but fog bezels you need to remove the from bumper which I refuse to do since it seems to never go back the same so would rather wrap those.

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Old 02-08-2017, 10:43 PM
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

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The mirror caps fit like glove, I actually order 3m double sided tape same thickness and width and added few more strips on edges etc so they pulled tight evenly, you just have to make sure when you do put it on you do it right or you will have to pull it off and do it again which I found out the hard way haha. I basically didnt do fog light or tailight but did order the black rear step pad trim in black have to install this weekend. The 16 High altitude basically has eveything black except the window trim and fog and tailight bezels all blacked out so it looks clean. I might have the bezels wrapped in gloss black depending how much but for now its pretty good. The tailight bezels in black are $159 and Fog light bezels are $129. Tailight are easy to change out from what I have watched but fog bezels you need to remove the from bumper which I refuse to do since it seems to never go back the same so would rather wrap those.
Yeah taking the bumper off doesn't seem like a whole lot of fun. May have to ask some of my mechanic friends about that since I definitely plan on doing the bezels both front and back.
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

Taking the front bumper off literally takes about 10 minutes, no need to be scared or apprehensive about doing it. You don't "have to" remove it to change the fog bezels though, if you just pull the felt liner away in the wheel well, you can gain access to the back side of the fog bezels...although in my opinion this is a more cumbersome and awkward process than removing the bumper.

I had the exact same fitment issues with the door handle covers, you can see a chrome outline around the entire handle.
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Thanks to this thread, I completed this project last night. Took about 3 weeks post handle/mirror cover purchase for the body shop to get a white jeep in to paint, piggy backed that and had the setup painted for 100.00. Patience is a virtue? After having multiple weeks to mull it over, ended up going black mirrors, white handles, really felt the mirrors would "blend" to the body a bit more than white. Thoughts?
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Old 02-10-2017, 06:33 AM
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

Agreed, I like the way those black mirrors offer some contrast in conjunction with your wheels. Black out the window trim and the roof rails and it'll look SWEET! So those are mirror covers right, not painted chrome?
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Thank you! Yes they're the 89.99 setup from the link posted above. The shop cleared the mirror covers, and paint matched the handles. Very satisfied with the finished product, especially bc the chrome slivers that show, are in all reality, very small.

Window trim will be wrapped by the EOTM. 250.00 is a hefty price tag for what they're really doing.

The roof rails I've found 2 options;
Wrap the entire rail, and or just the outer wall you see from the side.
Remove this entire setup and go with the SRT/Altitude slim black look. From what I understand I'll have to modify some bolts as this is not a direct bolt on? Any Input?
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

For the roof rails I'd just sand and paint them, or an alternative (which I plan to do) is use DupliColor Shadow, it's basically a tint for chrome/polished products. I like the idea of the low profile ones but can't exactly justify it just to make them black.
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

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The roof rails I've found 2 options;
Wrap the entire rail, and or just the outer wall you see from the side.
Remove this entire setup and go with the SRT/Altitude slim black look. From what I understand I'll have to modify some bolts as this is not a direct bolt on? Any Input?
I want to take the roof rails off my limited also and go with the flat ones. I read something about the air bags blocking the bolts or something? is this true?
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:16 AM
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

Since there is already some black showing due to the door handle gaskets, I'm wondering if some 1/4" black vinyl strips could be added to the tops of the handles to hide those chrome strips before the handle caps are added. It should blend in with the black handle gaskets and hide the chrome. The top is about all that would show anyway. Whatcha think?
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

Since the new rails are lower profile, my guess would be that the standard "nutserts" would be too long for the lower rails. These are pre-set into the roof line and would probably need to be cut down to allow the rails to sit flush.
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

Any pics of the Jeep with black handles? And a picture of your mirror covers in black just cleared up close. Looking at snagging these but going with black
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:34 PM
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Re: My solution to de-chroming GC Overland handles and mirrors

Glad to see the handle and mirror covers worked great! Definitely the best cost solution and you can't even tell the difference from factory


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