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You can use this on your badges to do it. http://www.duplicolor.com/products/shadow/
I have done it to get the black chrome look, others have as well. It is essential you spray LIGHT, EVEN coats, from a proper distance away. Don't start/stop on the item, but past it. Basically want to dust it. It's not easy to get it looking right.


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Also important to clean them with a good degreaser, or it will be spotty.


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You can use this on your badges to do it. http://www.duplicolor.com/products/shadow/
I have done it to get the black chrome look, others have as well. It is essential you spray LIGHT, EVEN coats, from a proper distance away. Don't start/stop on the item, but past it. Basically want to dust it. It's not easy to get it looking right.


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Interesting... thanks for the share. If I mess up, is it easy to take off and start over?

Do you think it would look good if I did this to all the chrome parts (window garnish, handles, grille, etc.)?

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Ugh, forever been meaning to dupli-color mine, but can't be bothered.
 

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Interesting... thanks for the share. If I mess up, is it easy to take off and start over?

Do you think it would look good if I did this to all the chrome parts (window garnish, handles, grille, etc.)?

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I'm not sure if a paint thinner/remover will take it off without damaging the chrome finish on these pieces. Probably not. But it you do mess up, you can just paint them over with black paint, plastidip, vinyl wrap them, or go the Duplicolor Metalcast route (http://www.duplicolor.com/products/metalCast/) with the smoke color.
I honestly think that the shadow will be hard to make even over such long surfaces as the trim, but possible.
FYI, you can get vinyl in black chrome style, anodized, metallic, leopard print, ANYTHING now. I stopped by mirror image here recently and it was appalling the colors & textures that were offered for vinyl.


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I'm not sure if a paint thinner/remover will take it off without damaging the chrome finish on these pieces. Probably not. But it you do mess up, you can just paint them over with black paint, plastidip, vinyl wrap them, or go the Duplicolor Metalcast route (Dupli-Color :: Metalcast) with the smoke color.
I honestly think that the shadow will be hard to make even over such long surfaces as the trim, but possible.
FYI, you can get vinyl in black chrome style, anodized, metallic, leopard print, ANYTHING now. I stopped by mirror image here recently and it was appalling the colors & textures that were offered for vinyl.


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Cool, man, thanks again for the info. The reason I ask is I thought it would be cool to do black chrome for the emblems, the door garnishes and the handles then run these wheels:
 

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Those are some nice shoes. If you can get it done, then it would be awesome. It's just that it is hard to do properly, and not easy to undo (easy to cover up though). I'd say try it if you are willing to deal with a fail! My emblems worked out, but I failed on my door handles bc i rushed them.
 

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Hey i did the same to mine and i work in a body shop so what i did was use a gold scotch scuff pad with some soapy water. Dry then clean with some prep cleaner . I used trim black which is flat then clear coated them.

Prep and clean them well and it will come out great

Good luck
Pat


Btw those wheels are sick
 
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