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Old 03-01-2012, 11:04 AM   #181
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I don't like chrome at all........AND, after 8 years, I'm really, really tired of black too


The jeep is black, the top is black, the wheels are black, the tires are black, the bumpers and rocker armor used to be black......blackblackblackblackblackblack

I'm so freakin' tired of BLACK!

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Old 03-01-2012, 11:09 AM   #182
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I don't like chrome at all........AND, after 8 years, I'm really, really tired of black too


The jeep is black, the top is black, the wheels are black, the tires are black, the bumpers and rocker armor used to be black......blackblackblackblackblackblack

I'm so freakin' tired of BLACK!
No Chrome, Tired of Black...... Hmmmmm Dayglo orange maybe???

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Old 03-01-2012, 11:34 AM   #183
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To Dragonii......What type top is that on your Jeep......I like it..!!
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:07 PM   #184
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I like black because every time I tear something off or ding it I can just whip out a rattle can and "fix" it. well...except for my hard top

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Old 03-01-2012, 01:02 PM   #185
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I have one of those Black Jeeps with a taste of chrome and SS. For example, I have chrome nerf bars on each side, chrome wheels and SS off road lights. I believe that is it but it looks good to me and very obviously to many others since I get compliments ALL the time from people either walking by or by someone that will go out of their way to comment on how much they like it.

You can get too much chrome on a Jeep just like you can get too much black on one. Too much chrome does make one look like a pimp mobile but then too much black makes one look like a vehicle that is owned by one that can't afford nice parts to put on it. Hey, you asked for opinions and you just got mine. I'll put mine up beside anyone that has all black.

BTW... I HATE chrome tube bumpers on one.

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Old 03-01-2012, 01:06 PM   #186
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Chrome won't get you home, but black won't get you back... either!
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:52 AM   #187
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I don't like chrome at all........AND, after 8 years, I'm really, really tired of black too


The jeep is black, the top is black, the wheels are black, the tires are black, the bumpers and rocker armor used to be black......blackblackblackblackblackblack

I'm so freakin' tired of BLACK!
Try white? Lol they make white wall tires lol.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:42 AM   #188
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For me it is polished wheels, everything else should be black or body color.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:46 AM   #189
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:52 PM   #190
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A little of both.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:56 PM   #191
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:01 PM   #192
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Chrome on jeeps is alright, but not that great and has to be on nice parts not pepboy's parts. A little of each looks good and depends on color

On a pickup chrome bumpers are nice, I don't like the painted bumpers on pickups
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:40 PM   #193
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:20 AM   #194
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My jeep is all stock right now except for the wheels and tires obviously. Everything i add to it is going to be black and i'll be painting the grill and part of the hood black like i have seen others do. But the rims have both the black and "machined finish" as Dick Cepek puts it. I kind of like it. I think i might go with black rims with silver beadlocks though and get rid of these. Not sure yet. Figured the black rims might look better since everything i will be adding the jeep is going to be black. But we'll see.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:30 AM   #195
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How do you guys feel about diamond plate like for body armor and such?
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:44 AM   #196
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How do you guys feel about diamond plate like for body armor and such?
I don't bash peoples rigs, like I posted in the YJ section about this topic, weather or not you like a little chorme, a lot of chorme or like playing follow the leader and go all black, do what you like and want your Jeep to look like and don't care or worry about what other people think your Jeep should look like.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:39 AM   #197
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Good post, blkrub. I'm thinking the "follow the leader" has a lot to do with some thinking black is the only way to go. Many don't want to be their own guy/girl but would rather just be accepted and "fit in with the crowd". Well, whatever the reason, to each their own. I like looking at Jeeps, no matter how you fix them for your own taste. Ok, some might make me want to throw up just a little if they look like pimpmobiles.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:24 PM   #198
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Naw....I'm ALMOST as old as you, and I dislike chrome ! All black here!
Me too...excessive chrome on a Jeep makes me think that any Jeep with it needs a tin can for an exhaust and fart sound when revving, thumping speakers, a big flame painted on the fenders and lowered to two inches from the ground with 30's on toyo Z rated tires...just sayin...

However, Chrome DOES look good on a classic '58 Impala...
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:27 PM   #199
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My jeep is all stock right now except for the wheels and tires obviously. Everything i add to it is going to be black and i'll be painting the grill and part of the hood black like i have seen others do. But the rims have both the black and "machined finish" as Dick Cepek puts it. I kind of like it. I think i might go with black rims with silver beadlocks though and get rid of these. Not sure yet. Figured the black rims might look better since everything i will be adding the jeep is going to be black. But we'll see.
I'd keep the Dick Cepek wheels...they look good...
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:13 PM   #200
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10 years from now all black will be comparable to sawblade rims & double windshield wipers. Everything runs its coarse
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:04 PM   #201
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10 years from now all black will be comparable to sawblade rims & double windshield wipers. Everything runs its coarse

...and 10 years after that, Black will again be all the rage!
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:51 AM   #202
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I prefer black; but, I saw a Surf blue jk with a good deal of chrome that looked awesome. All it was used for was carrying surfboards and such though. Chrome, as long as it is done well, can look great. I would rather have a chromed out mall crawlen' Jeep than drive a vast majority of other cars.

Besides, it's the inside that counts...
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...and 10 years after that, Black will again be all the rage!
That or brushed nickel
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Chrome, in moderation, and tastefully done. Chrome and aluminum rims look awesome. All black rims look drab. Even the black rims, with chrome accents look awesome. Like I said, Chrome looks awesome, if its tastefully done. All black, IMO, makes the Jeep look dead. It looks like a funeral Jeep.

Too much Chrome, send that boy home. Too much black, send it back.
Too much of anything is bad.

I got a black fuel door with chrome rivets, and chrome gas filler housing.
Now, I'm looking for a chrome gas cap, to sit inside my chrome housing.
You see black, and then you open it, to see the chrome inside. It's artistic, and tastefully done.

I have chrome bumpers and side steps, with black turn signal and side marker guards.

I'm unique and an artist. I've never been one to go along with a trend or any crowd.
I like to stand out, but in subtlety and class.

But, I don't like those all chrome Harley's or Hummers either. Too much chrome makes me blind. Too much black makes me ill.

This Jeep is awesome. It's a work of art. Just the right amount of chrome on a black Jeep. It gives the black, character. It looks totally badarse. All black? Nah.

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Mostly one or the other. I have black everything, except wheels (aluminum, not chrome) and planned that way. All black is too predictable. Cut back against the grain with one feature or another. I like black jeeps with black wheels, everything black but keep the chrome headlight bezels.
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That or brushed nickel
Rubbed bronze!
Oh wait are we talking kitchen faucets??? Lol
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Rubbed bronze! Oh wait are we talking kitchen faucets??? Lol
Lol. I like some stainless here and there black jeep with clear signals and platinum smoke LEDs in back. Stainless windshield hinges. Silver shock boots. It's cool to me like black and white. An absence of color.
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Chrome. It's a timeless thing. I personally like it and think it should be tried before being shot down. It makes a vehicle unique and different.
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