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Quick question for those who have removed & painted it...

Are the pieces simply plastic plated in chrome or are they plastic wrapped in a chrome metal veneer? And (okay, two quick questions) who makes the Carbon Flash rattle can folks are talking about here on the forum?

Was just wondering if the trim was similar to old school car models with chrome plated parts. Parts that could be de-chromed with a soak on Clorox or a heavy application of Easy Off. Kind o thinking about stripping the chrome followed by priming & paint.

TIA & Mahalo!

MODS if there's an existing thread directly addressing this or something similar, my apologies!

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you will probably break some tabs but easily attached again with RTV.



Done: 3000 scuff, primer dusting, 2 coats base, 3 coats clear, polished with Meg's 205

 

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Big thanks Glen E, I've been following your threads quite a bit. I'm going for the removal as well and can certainly live with a broken clip.

Big mahalo for code!

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There are many ways to do it, the original poster knows that. He asked about painting, so that is what was provided. Some want that look. It is the most professional. Other ways are plastidip, vinyl, carbon fiber coverings, 3m DI noc or electrical tape.
 

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Up here in Canada we HAVE to have the front plate mounted... but at least it breaks up the retainer into two chrome bars, not nearly as ugly. rolling rock front 34.jpg
 
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There are many ways to do it, the original poster knows that. He asked about painting, so that is what was provided. Some want that look. It is the most professional. Other ways are plastidip, vinyl, carbon fiber coverings, 3m DI noc or electrical tape.
I went the electrical tape route (one constant piece of tape), and it has held up well. The matt black looks like it belongs, and the standard width electrical tape is just enough so that it can be "tucked" into the perimeter gaps for a secure fit.

It took 5 minutes (and I'd guess cost about $0.10), and can be returned to stock in all of 5 seconds. :)
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I wonder how it would look to match the body color to the vinyl tape... i wonder how a yellow strip would look on a VY C7??
 

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Speaking candidly, apologizing if this offends anyone... Remember a few years ago when teenagers got brightly colored retainer bands. I thought then, and still do, that it calls attention to, exaggerates a "bad visual." Of course, this is just my opinion and I could well be wrong, and if so, that will not be the last time.
 

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I wonder how it would look to match the body color to the vinyl tape... i wonder how a yellow strip would look on a VY C7??
I wondered about that for my TR car, too, and gave the task to PhotoShop. I personally like the blacked-out version so I tried the electrical tape trick and it looks good. It has held up for two weeks, so long-term durability is in question, but it'll stay like this for the time being.

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Speaking candidly, apologizing if this offends anyone... Remember a few years ago when teenagers got brightly colored retainer bands. I thought then, and still do, that it calls attention to, exaggerates a "bad visual." Of course, this is just my opinion and I could well be wrong, and if so, that will not be the last time.
certainly is one way to look at it! The cool thing here is that, like those holiday colored interchangeable bands, you could swap out your tape for another color ;) To be honest, the chrome strip doesn't really bother me.
 

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