Chrome trim is an affordable way to jazz up the design of your car or truck, cover rust or scratches and provide paint with some additional protection. It used to be popular in the 1960s-1970s, as the luxury trim levels of the American vehicles were equipped with chrome-plated stainless steel trim. Now, chrome is in trend again, and has become extremely popular among car and truck accessories in America and throughout the world.
What are the most popular chrome accessories?
Here is the list.
What is chrome trim made of?
- Chrome-plated metal;
- ABS plastic with chrome finish;
- Steel Polishing.
How to install chrome trim?
Chrome accessories do NOT replace but overlay factory parts. Here is a generic installation instruction with recommendations.
- Step 1. Clean the surface with the adhesive cleaner or alcohol napkins;
- Step 2. Make ”dry” fit without taking the protective tape off;
- Step 3. Take the protective tape off and attach the part.
Recommended installation temperature is 60F – 100F
How to remove chrome trim?
Here are key things you want to know, if you want to remove chrome trim off your vehicle.
- Chrome trim is removable without damaging the vehicle;
- It is beneficial for people who lease cars.
So, here is a step-by-step instruction on how to remove chrome trim you no longer want to have on your vehicle.
- Warm up the trim piece with a hair dryer. This will slightly melt the 3M glue.
- Take a fishing line and start putting it under the trim piece between the car body and the trim itself.
- Keep moving the fishing line to the opposite side of the trim.
- You may need to warm the piece several times when it gets cold.
- Do not try pulling the trim to avoid damaging exterior paint or interior plastic.