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Old 27th July 2008, 18:26   #1
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Default Chrome kit for sx4

Hi Guys,

I've been closely observing some of the higher segment cars - like say the Jetta or Corolla/Accord etc. and one common thing I've noticed across them is that they seem to have some chrome detailing across the car - like a strip running around entire windows/door, door handles and sometimes even on the side of the door..

Is there a way to get these fitted after market? I think they give the car a really cool look!

I've searched the forum but only chrome discussion seems to revolve around the alloys.

All pointers in this direction are appreciated

Thanks!
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Old 27th July 2008, 19:13   #2
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Some lower segment cars also do have these chrome strips around the windows like the old baleno, city etc.

I think an aftermarket fitment wouldnt really look good on the new baleno.
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Some lower segment cars also do have these chrome strips around the windows like the old baleno, city etc.

I think an aftermarket fitment wouldnt really look good on the new baleno.
I guess I'm looking for something that can give a great finish and a high quality strip.

I do remember now that yes the Baleno did have those. Although they weren't as nice and shiny as the new ones are
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Anyone? please advise! Thanks
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Old 29th July 2008, 12:47   #5
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In my Lancer, I took the plastic trims around the AC vents, switches etc and had them painted in a chrome/silver colour. Finish is pretty nice. Take a look at my gallery for a picture. The plastic needs to be sanded, then painted using a glossy finish paint (2 coats I think) to give a chrome-like effect.
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Some lower segment cars also do have these chrome strips around the windows like the old baleno, city etc.

I think an aftermarket fitment wouldnt really look good on the new baleno.
Does any one tried putting bumper guards on the corner MGA has only one type which can be fitted in every model. Does not look good on SX4
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Old 19th August 2008, 22:31   #7
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I too enquired about this, however the dealer told that it will come off and you have to do it often, similar to the bumper guard which may fall off after some time. So I didn't go for it.

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I guess I'm looking for something that can give a great finish and a high quality strip.

I do remember now that yes the Baleno did have those. Although they weren't as nice and shiny as the new ones are
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I too enquired about this, however the dealer told that it will come off and you have to do it often, similar to the bumper guard which may fall off after some time. So I didn't go for it.
Not sure about MGA part but for my Getz it is there from last 1.5 yrs. Is local is advisable they are available in 600 bucks made in Korea etc
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I am not sure whether local is good or not, I heard the comment from the local dealer only, so I didn't go for it.
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im sure good after market strips are available. i have seen myself some good chrome insert bumper strips on many NHCs
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i used some chrome strips in my car. they are of no use as they come out after sometime so i wont suggest going for them.
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Default sx4 grill & bumper plastics change to silver?

Hi guyz, Im plannin to change the sx4 dull black front grill to a metallic silver one, Also all the other bumper plastics viz the fog lamp area etc., to a metallic siver finish....
any Advise how is the idea/.... anyone who has done any such small mods in sx4...
Please respond.....
thanks in advance.........

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In my Lancer, I took the plastic trims around the AC vents, switches etc and had them painted in a chrome/silver colour. Finish is pretty nice. Take a look at my gallery for a picture. The plastic needs to be sanded, then painted using a glossy finish paint (2 coats I think) to give a chrome-like effect.

1. Hi friends, has anybody done the above for the plastic strips on their doors ?

2. Also, how long do the aftermarket chrome finished scratch guards at the fender corners last ?

3. Are door visors / rain guards available in chrome finish ?

Any pics / links would be appreciated
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