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yilduz 05-27-2013 01:55 AM

dechrome silver WK?
I don't like the chrome, and I want to color it (probably black), but I was wondering if anyone here had completely dechromed their WK entirely. I've done some searching, and browsed the garages, but I haven't yet found one (a silver one. I've seen a lot of black or charcoal ones that have no chrome, but that won't look the same) that is exactly what I want to do. I want to see what it looks like with all the chrome colored. Anyone got anything?

EtherealPonx 05-29-2013 02:46 PM

Re: dechrome silver WK?
Hey, I am in the process of de-chroming my Mineral Grey Grand cherokee (not sure if that is what you mean by Charcoal), its actually a bit lighter than the dark grey, so perhaps closer to the silver you refer to.

The door handles, door trim and window trim has all been removed and sent to be sprayed matt black. The only challenging part is the rear window trim as this is glued on and needs to be sprayed whilst on the truck...

I dont have pictures of the finished job, though will post them once I get the truck back (hopefully tomorrow), here is the front and back already done:

suzieque 05-29-2013 06:36 PM

Re: dechrome silver WK?
interesting. thanks for the pics!

yilduz 05-30-2013 07:14 PM

Re: dechrome silver WK?
I like it. Have you had an opportunity to take pictures of the sides yet? I'd really like to see the trim along the lower part of the sides.

EtherealPonx 05-31-2013 02:20 PM

Re: dechrome silver WK?

Originally Posted by yilduz (Post 832048)
I like it. Have you had an opportunity to take pictures of the sides yet? I'd really like to see the trim along the lower part of the sides.

Yup, managed to take some pictures, though its still work in progress :D. The trim came back pretty late last night (working week here is Sunday to Thursday), so it will go on the car on Sunday, along with a whole new window tint all round because someone accidentally scratched the driver side window tint .. oh well 50% premium SunGuard tint all round .. again.

Will post pics once I get it back, if all goes well should be on Sunday night!

Here are the trim pieces and door handles sprayed in matt black, I think it will look the bomb when its back on:

And the truck without the trim back on yet . As you can see the rear window trim had to be painted whilst on the car (its glued on so not a good idea to take it off), but gives you a good idea how the colour would blend with the window and the grey body paint.

yilduz 05-31-2013 04:27 PM

Re: dechrome silver WK?
Very very cool. I can't wait to see it all put together. It's going to look really good.

EtherealPonx 06-03-2013 03:03 PM

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I finally got it back today! last night the battery decided to die .. bloody ACDelco is designed to die the day after warranty ends ... oh well brand new battery and here it is:

An aggressive stance!

Attention to detail, ALL chrome is now matt black (railings, exhaust, lug nuts, door trim .. everything!)

Window and door trim went well with the SunGuard window tint:

..back home finally..

Megatron 06-03-2013 05:12 PM


akimball 06-03-2013 06:13 PM

Re: dechrome silver WK?
looks awesome. i wanted a jeep in that color but couldnt find one.

suzieque 06-04-2013 09:48 AM

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I like the paint color as well. The blacking out turned out better than I expected.

Does your WK have some sort of front park sense radar? I have not seen that on north american WK, probably expensive for me to retrofit to my WK.

jager93 06-04-2013 09:58 AM

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I love that color

jager93 06-04-2013 10:00 AM

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I'm goin to plasti dip and debadge my chrome I think that way I can peel it off if I don't like it. Already did my grille and I like the way that came out. And did your headlights come painted like that?

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