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De-chromed my Skoda Kushaq for an all-black look

I decided to de-chrome the chrome bits including the Skoda decals and rear chrome panels via painting.

BHPian DragonHawk recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

I wasn't really a great fan of chrome in the car and especially with Kushaq, those thick chrome inserts in the grill were too ugly for my liking. I was in a dilemma on whether to go with wrapping it or get it painted to black. My main concern was the chipping of paint/wrap over a period of time. Finally, based on the discussion with a couple of my friends who are in the detailing business, I decided to de-chrome the chrome bits including the Skoda decals and rear chrome panels via painting. Surprisingly it came out really well, sharing a couple of pics and I will post a few more pics in my ownership thread in the coming days.

Here's what BHPian Reinhard had to say on the matter:

I must say your car looks a zillion times better than the stock one. Its a weird choice that SAVW went with, to put chrome everywhere on their new cars. Great result you have achieved there, nice finish. Thanks for sharing.

I hope the Skoda-VW folks get this picture soon & think about revisiting their previous design decisions some day

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