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Old 10-29-2008, 03:26 PM   #1
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Thumbs down why the chrome trim?

there is hardly any, if there even is any chrome trim in this car so why put the chrome trim on the tail lights? This is one of the only things i don't like about this car. i mean it just doesn't match. EVERYTHING ELSE IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME THOUGH!!! don't get me wrong
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:28 PM   #2
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The chrome trim only comes on the RS model. Don't get the RS model. Problem solved.
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:30 PM   #3
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there is hardly any, if there even is any chrome trim in this car so why put the chrome trim on the tail lights? This is one of the only things i don't like about this car. i mean it just doesn't match. EVERYTHING ELSE IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME THOUGH!!! don't get me wrong
This is a joke right?
Your are joking aren't you, please just tell me you're joking.
The matt grey plastic surounds they had looked chintzy the chrome adds a nice highlight while not being gawdy.
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:33 PM   #4
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Now if only the tack and speedo faces and surrounds were chrome (kind of like the concept) by the way this is not a complaint it's just wishful thinking.
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:35 PM   #5
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i figured something like this would make more sense... with lights .....






no trim at all
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:35 PM   #6
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Now if only the tack and speedo faces and surrounds were chrome (kind of like the concept) by the way this is not a complaint it's just wishful thinking.
me too
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:36 PM   #7
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i think its a nice contrast to what will be a darker tail light on the RS
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:43 PM   #8
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The chrome trim only comes on the RS model. Don't get the RS model. Problem solved.
I don't believe that's the case.
The Silver SS at Indy had chrome bezels around the taillights, and it was not RS-equipped. I've also been led to believe that the LS, and LT models will also get the chrome treatment.

I like them, personally -- I felt everything fit together well, and the chrome bezels were a good way to separate the lights from the body panel, providing some contrast and depth. They could have put nothing, or maybe even the gunmetal plastic (see: guage surrounds) from the interior...but I don't think it would have looked half as impressive. And as far as no other chrome on the car...there's chrome-outlined bowties, chrome surrounding the RS and SS badging, and a few chrome touches on the interior like the stereo, and SS badging, etc. There's very little chrome used on this car, true, but the little that was used all in the right places, imo.
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:01 PM   #9
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The only thing I don't like about them is when i go to wash and detail the car, but it wouldn't matter if the chrome rings were there or not It's still gonna happen. I just know that water is gonna be there, and after i get the whole car dried off there is going to be a little tiny leak going down the back of my black camaro. 4 Times. It's gonna suck, but i'm just gonna have to deal with it.
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Yes, the depth. Good point.

I hadn't thought about the clean-up after a wash though. That's a good point too, LOL. I think it's worth it though, because they don't stand out like a sore thumb and are pretty tasteful, IMVHO.
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I like them, but i want them painted in black chrome, ive seen pics with ivers running around without the trim and it looked great, Black Chrome is on the To-DO list for me however the chrome trim does give a nice contrast
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:17 PM   #12
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The only thing I don't like about them is when i go to wash and detail the car, but it wouldn't matter if the chrome rings were there or not It's still gonna happen. I just know that water is gonna be there, and after i get the whole car dried off there is going to be a little tiny leak going down the back of my black camaro. 4 Times. It's gonna suck, but i'm just gonna have to deal with it.
I always dry my car off and i live on a state route so i go out and get up some speed then turn around in a drive way then back to my house and dry off any where the water leaked out of asap. Then next time i leave i dont have to worry about water spots from inside the mirrors or anything but if you live in the city where the limit is 25 or alot of cars that might be hard to do.
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Reguardless if your in the city or not, that always works for me on the bike and any of the cars, the bumps help get the water out really well, but if its dusty for whatever reason and the water is there, it kinda sticks a bit. Its alot more fun on the bike though

The only thing that kinda bothers me is how the trunk lid and the rear quarterpanels have a different line that cuts the trim, its not that bad, but it is kinda noticable
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:24 PM   #14
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Pretty minor detail, guys. Let it go. Chrome is fine.

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Old 10-29-2008, 08:30 PM   #15
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I don't believe that's the case.
The Silver SS at Indy had chrome bezels around the taillights, and it was not RS-equipped. I've also been led to believe that the LS, and LT models will also get the chrome treatment.

I like them, personally -- I felt everything fit together well, and the chrome bezels were a good way to separate the lights from the body panel, providing some contrast and depth. They could have put nothing, or maybe even the gunmetal plastic (see: guage surrounds) from the interior...but I don't think it would have looked half as impressive. And as far as no other chrome on the car...there's chrome-outlined bowties, chrome surrounding the RS and SS badging, and a few chrome touches on the interior like the stereo, and SS badging, etc. There's very little chrome used on this car, true, but the little that was used all in the right places, imo.

I agree, the chrome trim looks good on silver and looks to be standard on all models tail-lights.. I think it looks good on the silvers and blacks but on the yellow RS it looks out of place for some reason.. I think it looks much better if it was a flat silver as found on the Bumblebee concept for the yellow color..

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Old 10-29-2008, 08:37 PM   #16
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Yes, the depth. Good point.

I hadn't thought about the clean-up after a wash though. That's a good point too, LOL. I think it's worth it though, because they don't stand out like a sore thumb and are pretty tasteful, IMVHO.
Corvette guys had it worse than us with the new C6's, eventually the aftermarket came in with a rubber seal which was a nice solution to the problem. But it was a pain to keep the back clean.
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The only thing I don't like about them is when i go to wash and detail the car, but it wouldn't matter if the chrome rings were there or not It's still gonna happen. I just know that water is gonna be there, and after i get the whole car dried off there is going to be a little tiny leak going down the back of my black camaro. 4 Times. It's gonna suck, but i'm just gonna have to deal with it.

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Old 10-29-2008, 10:55 PM   #19
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II was thrilled beyond belief when the cars were unveiled and I saw the chrome trim. That was the one cosmetic change I definitely would've made had they been the previously seen flat finish. I think chrome in that spot is a perfect balance - they stand out without being blingy.
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II was thrilled beyond belief when the cars were unveiled and I saw the chrome trim. That was the one cosmetic change I definitely would've made had they been the previously seen flat finish. I think chrome in that spot is a perfect balance - they stand out without being blingy.
especially considering other then badging that is the only spot with any chrome
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:28 PM   #21
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Yeah....I'll find a pic of the scratch my leaf blower left on my M3...NOT PRETTY and I don't recommend. I'm cautious and still don't know what the heck went through the blower and hit the paint...but it scratched it to the primer.

I would rather deal with surface scratches and hand dry than risk that crap again....
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Now if only the tack and speedo faces and surrounds were chrome (kind of like the concept) by the way this is not a complaint it's just wishful thinking.
+1 I really wish the bezels around the tach, speedo and console gauges were chromed out. LOVE the car, but I would love to see this on the list of things to tweak as later model years are introduced.
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+1 I really wish the bezels around the tach, speedo and console gauges were chromed out. LOVE the car, but I would love to see this on the list of things to tweak as later model years are introduced.
I'm not, I actually want them to match the rest of the dash, but thats just me...
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how about painting them the same color as the body? that's what i'm planning.
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