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timmy43410 09-22-2006 03:25 PM

Chrome vs Stainless Steel
I have a 91 yj that I would like to dress up a bit. I was surprized when I went to Ebay that there wasn't as many chrome items (hinges, doorhandles, hood latches) as there were SS. The SS stuff was cheaper too. I know that the chrome will shine more but I guess I'm looking for other peoples opoin on this subject. Also if you know of any good websites, that would be a help. Thanks

Texapple 09-22-2006 04:25 PM

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theorrminator 09-22-2006 05:15 PM

The problem with Chrome is that if it gets dinged or scratched the plating will start to come off and the underlying steel will start to rust. With Stainless Steel there is no plating so its not a problem. JC Whitney has chrome and SS accessories as does Quadratech. I definitely choose SS over chrome...

bluvikng 09-22-2006 07:21 PM

Chrome is absolutely useless. At least stainless steel will not rust, and that is the selling point. It is cheaper, yet looks better, for a longer period of time. Welcome to the pavement princess category.............:D

timmy43410 09-25-2006 08:07 AM

Thank you for the help. I might just hafta go w/ SS.

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