Chrome Trim Basics
Compared to the surface area of the overall body paint, vehicle trim isn’t very large. However for something so small, it can have a huge impact on your vehicle’s overall look. Chrome trim can give your car the finishing touch and emphasize its sleek lines—and, with chrome trim applied, it can protect ding-prone paint even as it adds style to your ride. Some cars and trucks are lucky enough to come with factory trim from the manufacturer, but for other vehicles, they still have the chance to enjoy the benefits of the aesthetic boost. There are countless aftermarket chrome trims to choose from for your particular vehicle, and you can actually apply them by your own hands with little effort.
Locations for Chrome Trim Placement
Chrome fender trims and chrome bumper trims get a lot of attention, but those aren’t the only spots on your vehicle to express your personality. Consider chrome door trim, chrome window trim, chrome rocker panel trim, chrome wheel well trim, chrome pillar post trim, chrome tail light trim, chrome tailgate trim, or any combination of those. Even your interior could have a chrome trim boost.
Chrome trim is available in a range of sizes, so be sure to select one that complements the angles and proportions of your specific vehicle.
Chrome Trim for Trucks
Whether your truck is primarily a passenger vehicle or is a hard-working, load-toting powerhouse, chrome trim can enhance its overall look and texture. Chrome fender trim for trucks, for instance, puts those fenders in the spotlight with a little shine and gives the paint below an extra layer of protection.
Your truck is a reflection of your lifestyle. Give it customization, and it will make yourself unique. Outline every door, keep it strictly to the tail lights and tailgate, or chrome the parts all out front to back, top to bottom. Let your truck stands out.
Chrome Trim Installation
Our chrome trim strips are easy to install, giving your vehicle a new look in a matter of minutes. Choose a day that’s warm, but not too hot. Aim for air temperature higher than 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Follow these four easy tips below:
Step 1: Do a practice run
Before peeling and sticking any chrome trim to your vehicle, hold it against the application area and eyeball it. Make sure it looks good from every angle and the trim is positioned precisely where you want it. You may want to use refrigerator magnets of the flat, flexible variety as placeholders to guide where the trim should go. These magnets can easily stick to your door and can be removed afterward, leaving no hassle or residue behind. A good fit leads to a great look.
Step 2: Clean Up
That means washing your car (or at least the application area) and your own hands. The key to ensure a strong adhesive bond is to make sure no dust, grime, oils, or whatever get between your vehicle and the new tape. Get rid of all water spots and wax residue. Finish off the area where the chrome auto trim will be applied by wiping the surface down with a paint-safe solvent or alcohol and cotton towel free of oils, dye, and lint.
Step 3: Stick the trim
This is the step all of that prep and practice was for. Fit a line of chrome trim into place by peeling the backing off and pressing the strip down with firm, even pressure, smoothing it out as you go. Consider rubbing it with a new, clean cloth along the way.
Step 4: Let it rest
Give your new chrome trim a good rest to be sure they stick the way they should. Three to five days is generally considered the best, but a 24-hour no-washing time is the absolute minimum. Leave the adhesive alone to increase stickiness, then enjoy the new stylish look of your vehicle.
Remember that you can find our chrome trims for gas cap cover, pillar post, window sill, rocker trim panel, specialty trim, body side molding trim