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Old 18th August 2005
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Default fugly chrome 'do over'--any experiences?

Seriously thinking of taking the chrome bits of my car, ESPECIALLY the window trim and door handles, sanding in with 600 grit paper and spraying in flat black....

I could do the grill, and side molding inserts too and maybe do tires something dark, but that may be going too far...but the window chrome and door handles...how tacky!

its a 1990 900S, and my 1991 900 has the black and looks sharp!

anyone success or failure stories?

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and maybe do tires something dark
i suggest painting the tires black. they look best that way. some poeple go with green or blue for dark colours but i say go for black!
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Painting the metal chrome door handles has a low probability of long-term success. I'd try to find some black handles off a junker and replace them. It's easy.

And, if you are thinking of painting the bumper covers, try to fill the cracks a little with something (I don't know what would work best). I saw a bull-nosed (1986 or older) c900 recently with the back bumper painted. From 10 feet it looked OK, but close-up it looked bad in my opinion. The cracks were more noticeable.

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i suggest painting the tires black. they look best that way. some poeple go with green or blue for dark colours but i say go for black!
aren't your tyres already black?
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Hang on a sec, I'll go and have a look.






Yup, definitely black ones here.
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Mine are kind of a brake dust brown

And I like my shiny chrome
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Mine are kind of a brake dust brown
Mine were but, all BLACK again now thanks to AutoGlym's Vinyl & Rubber care it works a treat

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I use Autoglym bumper care on all the black trim, Aero bodykit, tyre sidewalls and spoiler. It's excellent stuff - it not only makes black stuff black again, but the water beads off it like when you wax the car.
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i suggest painting the tires black. they look best that way. some poeple go with green or blue for dark colours but i say go for black!
Green or blue tires (sic)? Are you serious?
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green or blue? sure, here in canada its very chic. i was experimenting with no tires for awhile but it confined me to driving on railway tracks.
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green or blue? sure, here in canada its very chic. i was experimenting with no tires for awhile but it confined me to driving on railway tracks.
tires are for suckers anyways, you don't "really" need them!
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HMMMMM....i think that we are onto something here.....since we are all certified saab nuts...does that mean that we have a one track mind??

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Any chance of a picture of a car with blue or green tyres?
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