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DIY Chrome delete - using vinyl AND Plastidip (just for mirrors)?

SteveW25561

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Jun 10, 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
I'm looking at doing my own chrome delete: while Plastidip looks like a fairly easy thing to do, I'm worried about the durability especially at touch points where people might rub up against it using their hands etc when getting in and out of the car - thus the lower chrome trim at the edges of the doors is vulnerable.

Vinyl is more durable, and the door/window chrome looks easy enough but the mirrors are universally felt to be a tough part of the job.

So, I'm wondering what people think of doing matte vinyl for the window/door trims, then Plastidip for the mirrors? I'm not sure how different they look to visual inspection (eg shade of black, texture) - I'm not really worried that passengers will touch the mirror stalks.

I'm hoping this might be a reasonable solution for the trickiest part?? Anyone seen both in person to be able to compare?
 

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