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Unread 08-01-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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Removal of chrome trim/body work

Hey everyone...

New to the forum, and recently purchased my first Jeep. Picked up a white 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland a couple weeks ago. I've had my eye on one for a while and I am totally in love.


I'm wondering if anyone can reference any past threads with some tutorials on how to safely and/or easily remove all of the exterior chrome trim pieces (like the hood grills, lower bumper accent, and fog lamp trims). I'd like to plasti dip them black instead of chrome. Hoping it's as simple as popping them out and back in, but haven't had a serious look yet and was hoping someone on here has gone before me and can offer some advice and tips!

Also, if anyone knows a good sight for aftermarket accessories, that would help. Right now I just want a few simple cosmetics, like black badges etc, as well as any options for "plugging" the holes in the front bumper that were a result of the dealership drilling the license place frame to the car. (They are required in WA state, but I have never used a front plate and have never been cited. I refuse!)

Thanks in advance...happy to be here and looking forward to learning more about these wonderful cars. I will post a photo soon....

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Unread 08-01-2013, 06:48 PM   #2
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Instead of referencing multiple threads, including my own below, try using the search function. This has been covered many times. There have been several of us that have Plasti-Dipped the chrome. I know one guy also did the door/window trim. I did the front and gear chrome. I tried the door trim but I failed superbly.

justforjeeps.com is a decent place. Quadratec has some good stuff for Jeeps.

I also removed the chrome badges. Some guys Plasti-Dipped those as well.
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Unread 08-02-2013, 09:22 AM   #3
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If you watch a lot of the videos they do a lot of it with it on the car since you can remove it easily and creates a good line around the chrome. Some things you might want to move but you mask it slightly and leave a gap for it to touch the paint so you can peel it should work. Youtube is your friend.
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Tail lights done! Ended up just taping them off and plasti-dipping. Came out pretty well.....Ran out of daylight or would have done more. Thoughts?





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Welcome to the Forums!

Yes, plasti-dip is your friend when it comes to blacking things out inexpensively. Or you can try vinyl wrap for the window trim.

If you wish to remove your logos, I'd suggest using a blow-dryer / fishing line or floss and using goo-b-gone to remove the residue from the adhesive.

Nice looking Jeep you got there!

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Should the grill rings on the 2014 GC just pop out? Not sure how to pop them out without breaking anything...

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Unread 08-23-2013, 07:39 AM   #7
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Should the grill rings on the 2014 GC just pop out? Not sure how to pop them out without breaking anything...
I imagine you can probably find a good video on youtube or ask the dealer for more help. There should be a procedure that will allow it to come out without damaging anything.

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Unread 08-25-2013, 04:00 AM   #8
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To get rid of the holes in your bumper:
https://www.bumperplugs.com/index.ph...gory&path=1_11
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