Should I de-chrome?

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  1. tbourner

    tbourner Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Wife doesn't like my dodgy photoshop attempts. I think black looks better on a white car than the chrome. I also did headlight smoke tints.

    Thoughts?

    Front Corner.jpg Front Corner-dechrome-tint.jpg

    Rear Quarter.jpg Rear Quarter-dechrome2-tint.jpg
     
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    I think it looks lovely how it is now. If I were you I’d leave it.
     
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    Dechroming is a personal taste.
    It's not for me but if you like it, go for it.
     
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    I probably will, just wondered how many people would hate it :D
     
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    It’s your car :)
     
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    I would, not a massive fan of chrome. I had the window trim and running lights done around 2 weeks ago and today had the chrome surround of the grill and the rear lip done and loving the look, it is always down to personal taste
     
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    I like too, it's probably worth spending the week in your spare room as your wife huffs LOL
     
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    Well this is mine now finished with the de chroming. I love the look of the rear spoiler done to match the roof and the front grill surround. I am not tying to make it look like the 507, just a bit less bling.
     

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    Each to their own, but I always think a de-chromed car looks like a poverty spec/base model. 10 years ago the only non-Chrome'd models were 'Classic' spec with cloth interiors...
     
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    Definitely a de-chrome for me and a de-badge while you are at it :)
     
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    I de-chromed mine as I always liked Simon's E55 estate with no chrome.
     
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    As always, all to our own personal taste
     
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    lovely looking car...
    Im in the de-chrome it camp - and badge removal - will look very clean.
    Would also de-chrome the DRL surrounds :)
     
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    there is loads of after market toys to persoalize your Merc. I'm thinking about getting some projector ghost lights on the door. how ever an eluminated grille badge I think would look great
     
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    I really can't tell if you're taking the piss or not LOL Are you 17 and have just got the lend of daddy's car? ;)
     
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    haha just had to much spare time on my hands looking through different options. not all are to everyones taste.
     
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    Just done this and the result is really good. Subtle but effective.
     
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    When i ordered my BMW 740iL in 2001 there was a de-chrome option,which i ticked, it did look great, the colour was a very deep Burgundy. I don't know if that exists anymore.
     

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