A lot of design and engineering goes into the process of creating an automobile; they have to perform efficiently and meet the standards of consumers at large. However, another aspect of vehicle appeal is their aesthetic design. The exterior of a car is the first impression we leave on others, yes; but it’s also what brings us our own personal excitement to step into a car and look forward to driving with the unexplainable confidence and sheer joy it brings us.
Vehicle exteriors are one of the most highly modified aspects of automobiles, and the process of what’s called “chrome delete” is a trend and application that has taken over. Despite consumers’ overwhelming desire to avoid chrome trim and adornments on their cars, even the most well-designed vehicles still use chrome detail. If you have no idea how the process of chrome deleting works, know that it’s fairly simple to understand – this article will help elaborate on the different options available and what the process entails.
As we mentioned before, the auto industry still hasn’t caught up with consumers’ desire to eliminate chrome trim and detail from vehicle design. While there are some manufacturers that offer drivers special changes to vehicle trim upon purchase, not all companies offer this option to their buyers. Therefore, it may be up to you to make the changes you want to your car.
Quite simply, chrome deleting might be a good option for you if every time you look at your car’s exterior all you see is “tacky” chrome embellishments. Today, chrome is more of a throwback than a fashion trend, and chrome deleting can help transform the look of your car, making it more modern and sleek-looking.
If you’ve thought about changing the look of your car to have less chrome, it’s most important to first educate yourself on the options available to you. There are a few ways to achieve the chrome deleted look, and they both have their pros and cons to be weighed. Here are the two most popular ways that drivers try to achieve a chrome-deleted look on their cars:
Plasti-dip is a cheap and attainable way to achieve a chrome-less look on your car’s exterior. Usually the process involves removing the trim and all other chrome pieces, spraying them down thoroughly with the Plasti-dip product. Experts can perform the Plasti-dip process or it can be done as a do-it-yourself project at home (if you have proper automotive knowledge); however, it’s important to note that this option is not fail-safe. Plasti-dip is infamous for peeling and not lasting very long at all. You’ll want to consider the climate you live in as well, as Plasti-dip doesn’t do well in especially humid or adverse weather.
A much more preferred option by auto detailing experts, wrapping the chrome pieces in a matte vinyl material is a more durable, long-lasting option for chrome deleting. This option takes precision and extensive attention to detail to get it right – otherwise, you might be left with bubbles and a far from photo-finished look. Vinyl wrap is a slightly more expensive procedure, but you’ll get a lot more bang for your buck in the long run.
No matter what auto detailing process you opt for your car to undergo, whether you’re chrome deleting or murdering out your car, it’s always recommended to have the process performed by a professional detailing service. This will guarantee you expert results and give you the most confidence in the outcome.
Here at Conejo Auto Window Tinting & Detail, we have helped many clients achieve the chrome-deleted look with seamless, perfected results. Residents of Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Agoura Hills, Camarillo, Simi Valley, and Newbury Park, CA, have relied on our auto detailing expertise since 1989, which is a testament to our work ethic and consistent attention to detail in every project we encounter. If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you achieve the chrome-deleted aesthetic in your own car, please call one of our helpful professionals today.