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to remove trim or to not remove trim...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jester, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. jester

    jester Registered Member

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    I am getting ready to rattle can my truck flat black and I have been debating on whether or no to remove the chrome permantly. :thinking: If I decide to keep it, it is going to been a pain in the butt to tape off or if I temporarily take it off it will be a pain to put back on. What do you guys think looks better trim on or off after the whole truck is painted black? Here is a picture of what it currently looks like with the trim on. Thanx! :grin: Click

    Excuse the thornbirds, I got them for free when I did my 3/4 conversion and haven't had the money yet to get some new tires.
     
  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    i'd ditch it.. was glad to get rid of all mine...
     
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    I am also about to Primer my truck so I can run it after it's all done and not worry about mess'n it all up I already removed all the molding. I might just put the wheel well Trim back Cuz I'm not cut'n fenders but it is off now and I like it with out any trim it seems much cleaner.
     
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    I think my chrome trim is holding some on my blazer together. Otherwise, DOWN WITH TRIM!
     
  5. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    bling must die, yank it.

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    i like my trim, if you take it off the blazer will kinda look older and to some older is better but i decided to leave mine on.

    if you do its alot more work because you ahve to do your body work around it and tape it all up.

    your call. some k5 trim does look ugly but i really like the trim that came on my 91 silverado. :D
     
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    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    NO trim....


    nothing cooler than a nicely detailed truck..... or a trail rig

    WITHOUT the ghay stuff on it...

    ditch it...

    First thing I did with my silverado crew was remove the tailgate trim and give it to 90blzr!!!
     
  8. MarcS

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    I'm eventually getting rid of mine. I think it holds water and helps out the rust.
    Especially around the wheel wells.
     
  9. BIG*RED

    BIG*RED 1/2 ton status

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    well you could be like me, and have someone make the choice for you...i went out to my truck monday afternoon..and during the previous night..i guess someone didn't like my trim..at least not on the passenger side, and found all the trim on the passenger side ripped off and laying in the street.. :mad:
     
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    I ditched mine and had it Line-x'ed right over the holes.They look ALOT better without the trim.I even replaced the windshield weatherstripping to get rid of the chrome on that.I wish I could ditch the chrome door handles (without getting rid of the doors).Death to Bling!!
     
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    Totally a personal call. Personally, I ditched my trim.
     
  12. tuner-automotive

    tuner-automotive Registered Member

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    Im getting ready to start my rattle can paint job and was wondering this exact same thing.
    Lets see some pics of de-trimed rides.
     
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    here are some pics.. i still haven't removed all of the glue in the removed photo, but it'll give you an idea. before and after kind of.


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    lose the trim
     
  15. jester

    jester Registered Member

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    Well, I decided to tackle the job PICS

    Well, I decided I would go ahead and tackle the job. I went ahead and took off the trim and I am very happy with the outcome :grin: . Took a little more paint than I thought it would, so I ran out :( and will have to get some more tomarrow hopefully. It took 5 cans to do that much, and 2 cans of gloss black to do the removable top, but I think I need one more can of gloss black to finish the top and 2 or 3 more cans of flat to finish the body. I decided to go ahead and leave the fender trim on for now. I did the top gloss black so it would stand out a bit.

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    Last edited: Jun 15, 2005

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