Making Progress De-Chroming Limited

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How did you deal with the chrome bumpers? I asked a local paint shop and they didn't want to deal with them.
Jay, i was quoted $1,200 to color wrap all the rest of the chrome on my truck, just not sure i want to part with the money yet.......
 

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Yeah going to do myself. Bought the black trim and got the install/removal instructions in this forum, hopefully get them on this weekend. Interesting on tow hooks. I was thinking about having them vinyl wrapped. I’ll have to look around on the removal process and do that myself as well. Thanks!
Can you point me to the instructions to remove and replace the window trim? I am considering doing this as well, but can't find the instructions.
 

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Thanks. These instructions only cover the belt molding (bottom section of window trim). I'm assuming you have to remove some interior paneling and/or rearview mirror to remove/replace the other sections. Do you have these instructions as well?
 

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Don’t know yet. Still have to do it myself. I can tell you this, on the black trim I have, there is no 3M tape on them, but small brackets which indicates to me they snap in. Going to try it this weekend hopefully


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Don’t know yet. Still have to do it myself. I can tell you this, on the black trim I have, there is no 3M tape on them, but small brackets which indicates to me they snap in. Going to try it this weekend hopefully


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Great, thanks. I'll wait for you to be the guinea pig ;) Can you let us know how it goes and share any additional steps/ hang-ups?
 

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I’ll check it out. Thanks!


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Google the name, he has his own website-no need for intagram.

Question--i was always told paint doesn't bond well over chrome...how did your shop manage to do this and have it stick? I'm worried over this cause I don't want it fragile to the road and debris and such
 

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No clue. Has a lifetime warranty, so I’m to concerned. There are a few other guys on here who have painted grille as well, they might have better insight on that. Sorry can’t help


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can you provide the part numbers for the black window trim to replace all the chrome one?
No, that post only addresses removing the belt molding (the section at the bottom). That's the easy part. The other window trim sections involve door panel and other interior trim removal to get access. I haven't heard from anyone that's done it yet or instructions to complete it.
 

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what are you guys doing with the chrome trim? I like the chrome and I want to replace the dark trim for chrome around the windows.
 

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I have to say your truck came out awesome. Really tastefully done. I am not a fan of chrome either and the balance of white and black looks very slick. Classy and bada** at the same time. Good choice of wheels. Well done.
 

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Finally got rid of 99% of the chrome on my Limited. Had the grill painted with black background and Ivory accents. Added new shoes last week with Fuel Contra 22x10 and 33x12.50 Open County M/T. Also, added Revel Links for 38.5 on front and 39 rear in normal setting (no error codes up to this point in OR1 or OR2) thankfully no rubbing issues. Last few projects are replacing chrome window trip (have the black trim hoping to throw on this weekend) and blackout tails. Thanks to Jeremy at Retro Shop for the Ivory matched badass badges and Dustin from Custom Automotive in Kentucky for getting the wheels and tire to Florida for me! Second time I’ve used Custom Automotive in the last three years, highly recommend them no matter where you are located!
Chado, did you replace the door handles, paint, or vinyl wrap them?
 

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Paint!


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Any luck over the weekend with the window trim? I had my front door panels off on Saturday, and it seems like the chrome trim replacement would only require the removal of the door panels and a trim piece that surrounds the upper part of the door/window. Not sure it’s required, but there is also a special trim tool specifically for this job. Seems fairly straightforward.
 

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Any luck over the weekend with the window trim? I had my front door panels off on Saturday, and it seems like the chrome trim replacement would only require the removal of the door panels and a trim piece that surrounds the upper part of the door/window. Not sure it’s required, but there is also a special trim tool specifically for this job. Seems fairly straightforward.
No never got around to it and it definitely won’t be this weekend either eventually....


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Finally got rid of 99% of the chrome on my Limited. Had the grill painted with black background and Ivory accents. Added new shoes last week with Fuel Contra 22x10 and 33x12.50 Open County M/T. Also, added Revel Links for 38.5 on front and 39 rear in normal setting (no error codes up to this point in OR1 or OR2) thankfully no rubbing issues. Last few projects are replacing chrome window trip (have the black trim hoping to throw on this weekend) and blackout tails. Thanks to Jeremy at Retro Shop for the Ivory matched badass badges and Dustin from Custom Automotive in Kentucky for getting the wheels and tire to Florida for me! Second time I’ve used Custom Automotive in the last three years, highly recommend them no matter where you are located!
Did you remove the chrome door moulding or did your truck not come with it? I think I remember seeing a post that it’s held on with double faced tape and that there aren’t any clips but can’t find that post anywhere to confirm.
 

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