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Unread 12-19-2007, 10:28 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Jgrillz
I picked up a 20 foot roll of interior/exterior chrome molding at Autozone for $11.99. The trim is a 1/4" and uses 3M adhesive. All I had to do was cut each strip and apply them. Took about 20 minutes to do. I ended up using the entire 20 foot roll with about 10" leftover. I've put on about 500 miles with them on and took a 4 hour drive in the rain back to school and they're still staying on pretty strongly.
If it survives several automatic car washes and below-freezing winter temps without peeling, then I'll definitely consider doing it. I would just hate to do it to discover than when it got to -5 degrees outside the stuff fell off, or when it baked in the summer at 100+ degrees it peeled off, or falls off the first time a car wash brush hits it. Not all adhesive tapes are created equal.

I though about just removing the stock black plastic grill inserts, sanding and prepping, and then painting them chrome. Or, more expensively, sending them in to be professionally chromed.

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Unread 12-19-2007, 08:25 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by ChadJK
...... Or, more expensively, sending them in to be professionally chromed.
excellent idea.....but i would recommend that you just PURCHASE an extra 'insert' from your dealership, have it professionally 'chromed' and then install it. this way you won't be without a grille insert and you'll have a 'spare' in case it doesn't work out......i don't have access to the EPC right now (i'm at home....YES!!!), but i can't imagine that this grille insert is much $$.

just a thought.......
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