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De-badging/De-chroming honest motivation?

Can we have an honest discussion? There's no doubt it's trendy, therefore "looks better" to us all, BUT does it really "look better"? Humans are attracted to shiny things and colors. Now, we all go to great lengths to remove colors and shine from our trucks and make them look as absolutely DULL as possible? Question: if all trucks came with zero chrome of any kind, do you think we would all be trying to buy some chrome here and there to rebel against whatever comes from the factory? Do some of us have fantasies about being special ops where we need our trucks in stealthy camo? (I might lol). OR, Is this like the "Grunge" era of the 90's in Seattle where a bunch of privileged white kids tried to make themselves feel like life is a huge struggle by wearing clothes from Goodwill? For most of existence, a super plain, dull truck with no "badges" or chrome meant a government-issue work truck that represented the rock-bottom of trims. Now we all buy these 40+k trucks and then try to make them look exactly like that. Does anyone see the humor in this, or am I about to get GRILLED?? LOL Let's find out who has a chip on their shoulder and who can smile just a little at a trend........
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It's completely a trend as is 90% of the cloths 90% of us where just depends on where trend is. I wear boots and Levi's, is it trendy? No. Is it a trend? Yes. I'm going to debadge truck but not de chrome. Something about trucks just need a big chrome bumper on them maybe it was growing up in 80s 90s square bodies trucks with big chrome bumpers idk maybe it's that every big semi and dump truck have them idk maybe I just don't want to pay for color match to have woods scratch em up. I just don't know. But I do like rebadging and idk why either lol


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We don't need no stinkin' badges........
And fuk excess chrome..

There is no need for all this...



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You must respect the chrome, and chrome badges are a gift from our good Lord Chrome that are to be cherished and honored.


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I find it has to do with age. The 40 and under club like less chrome, while the older Crowd likes chrome. Personally, I like less chrome but like badges (blacked out of course).


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the older Crowd likes chrome.
No we don't.
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I find it has to do with age. The 40 and under club like less chrome, while the older Crowd likes chrome. Personally, I like less chrome but like badges (blacked out of course).
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No we don't.
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^ I concur..

55 and couldn't wait to pull that grille and hood bulge..
But I'll keep the chrome bumper ends for now.

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Re De-Badging:

Seriously considering doing it to my black badges on the Pro.
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So I de-badge just about every car I get and I've done that for the last 20 years or so. Why? One, I do like the "clean" look of such. On the Chevy truck I had I even pulled off the side molding and cleaned that all up. I do like the look, but I also really don't like cleaning in and around all those things. It gets aggravating to get everything cleaned up and think it's all perfect, drive down the road, and get all kinds of water coming out from behind those things. So there's my $0.02. on that.

As far as the chrome, I don't mind some chrome honestly. I don't go to any huge lengths to get rid of all chrome. I went to a car show today and realized that back in the day when door handles, grills, and mirrors were all actually made out of metal it looked nice for those things to be chrome, and it looked nice. Now we seem to have all these plastics that end up getting chromed and I'm not just a real big fan of that.

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As far as the chrome, I don't mind some chrome honestly. I don't go to any huge lengths to get rid of all chrome. I went to a car show today and realized that back in the day when door handles, grills, and mirrors were all actually made out of metal it looked nice for those things to be chrome, and it looked nice. Now we seem to have all these plastics that end up getting chromed and I'm not just a real big fan of that.

Agreed. On that note I don't understand people that add chrome. Chrome window sill overs and fender accents.


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De-badging/De-chroming honest motivation?

Who has the cajones to switch chrome to gold plating???

Can i get a hell yeah?


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De-badging makes a vehicle look clean. Too much Chrome has a South of the Border look and feel and looks cheap.

BTW, Hell No to gold plating. That shit died in the early 90's......

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Daaaayyyuuuummm. Lol


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De-badging makes a vehicle look clean. Too much Chrome has a South of the Border look and feel and looks cheap.

BTW, Hell No to gold plating. That shit died in the early 90's......


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Whoa, no racism here.. I am only pointing out factual data...

How individuals customize their vehicles is reflective to the areas they reside

In the Pacific NW, the chrome and gold trend is a dying breed. The further South you go it starts to pick-up steam and eventually BAM, you have a fully chromed out Tundra....

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