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Chrome survey

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Krautman73, Mar 10, 2020.

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I don't like chrome because:

  1. 1. It’s a pain in the ass to keep clean

    2.0%
  2. 2. I just don’t like the look of it

    42.9%
  3. 3. I don’t like being blinded by my truck in the sunlight

    7.1%
  4. 4. I have a chrome dome, that’s enough for me

    3.1%
  5. 5. It smells funny

    3.1%
  6. 6. Brings back bad childhood memories

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 7. Worry about rims getting jacked

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 8. I don't mind chrome

    41.8%
  1. Mar 10, 2020 at 8:05 AM
    #1
    Krautman73

    Krautman73 [OP] New Member

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    I’ve been a member of this site now for a bit over a year and couldn’t help but notice that the majority of folks are anti-chrome. I’ve been a fan of chrome since I was a kid, and believe it stems from the bmx days of the rad full chrome frames and their shiny spokes (I'm an 80s kid). So, I thought I’d throw together this goofy survey as my curiosity has sparked as to why there are so many haters…
     
  2. Mar 10, 2020 at 8:10 AM
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    Iowa12tundra

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    I can't vote because there isn't one that says "I dont mind chrome." I like a balanced look and not one extreme to another.
     
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  3. Mar 10, 2020 at 8:10 AM
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    9am53

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    I think it looks cheap. Havingt said that though, I am considering keeping my bumper corners chrome and ust plastidipping them regularly, and keeping my chrome grill surround. I plan on having this truck for many many years, so when I get older and just want a change I like having the option of de-murdering my truck and having the trd pro grill insert with chrome accents again.
     
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  4. Mar 10, 2020 at 8:32 AM
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    purplenova

    purplenova Not a new member

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    I dont mind the chrome, but im older and chrome was cool back in the day.

    Even swapped the chrome door handles from my 2011 CM over to the 2016 CM I have now.
    Salesman said they wont fit... LOL
     
  5. Mar 10, 2020 at 8:41 AM
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    Prostar 190

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    I like it when it's done right.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2020 at 8:41 AM
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    Krautman73

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    Added :)
     
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  7. Mar 10, 2020 at 8:43 AM
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    KissMyAxe1

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    I don't mind Chrome, but I'm going for something different with this truck. My grill surround was bubbleing, so I needed to fix that anyways, and a black surround was cheap enough. Figured I'd plastidip the bumpers and then I can always pull it off if I don't like it.
     
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  8. Mar 10, 2020 at 8:47 AM
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    Krautman73

    Krautman73 [OP] New Member

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    I agree, subtle is the key in my opinion...folks can definitely go overboard!
     
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  9. Mar 10, 2020 at 9:19 AM
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    Bergmen

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    I replaced the chrome pieces on the front of my 2018 with color matched. I really like the result (see my avatar) and get compliments on it all the time. I also replaced my mirror covers (which were black) with color matched as well.

    Dan
     
  10. Mar 10, 2020 at 9:23 AM
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    Trooper2

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    Don't mind a little stock chrome mixed in. Actually prefer chrome bumpers, seems much more of a durable finish than the painted ones. Not a big fan of the painted shrouds on newer vehicles.
     
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  11. Mar 10, 2020 at 9:26 AM
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    The Californian

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    I think for me, it's less of a dislike for chrome - and more of a like for uniformity. If my whole truck was chrome I think it would be sick.
     
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  12. Mar 10, 2020 at 9:30 AM
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    Moon Puppy

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    I don't see the need to be different in blacking out the chrome...like everyone else does...:monocle:

    I like the chrome. I mean can you imagine a 1958 Caddie with all the chrome...inside and out, blacked out? :annoyed:
     
  13. Mar 10, 2020 at 9:48 AM
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    The Californian

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    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Mar 10, 2020 at 9:52 AM
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    LlamaResistance

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    I think Toyota went overboard on the chrome in the grills on '16-'17 SR5 trims. The bumpers were not too bad but having chrome in both the surround and grill insert was too much. A color surround and chrome insert would have been fine or chrome surround and black insert like '14-'15 SR5s. The key is balance and on that they went too far.
     
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  15. Mar 10, 2020 at 9:54 AM
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    15whtrd

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    Don’t care for that. I mean I don’t hate it. I don’t mind some tasteful chrome removal. But that just takes away the essence of a Cadillac. I had a 64 olds. Had it painted flat black somewhere around 1998. But Bright work was intact and beautiful. It really looked nice. Kind of deathed out but some real nice oem bling to go along with it.
     
  16. Mar 10, 2020 at 10:31 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    I think that chrome looks better on some colors than others, while a color-matched/blacked-out motif looks better on most colors. But, that's just me....
     
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  17. Mar 10, 2020 at 10:47 AM
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    07KingTundra

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    the only items on my truck that are chrome are the grille surround and the rear bumper. Since it is an 07, I don't think its worth it to try to color match them. It probably wouldn't be cheap and it probably wouldn't look right if I did it myself. I am going to live with it and spend money on more important items.
     
  18. Mar 10, 2020 at 11:09 AM
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    Hammerdog

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    Me love me some chrome! Always have , always will!!! But I like how black looks on some trucks and motorcycles and I’m open to changing looks if I feel that it is right for that particular vehicle . I’m an older dude, so chrome is all I knew growing up.
     
  19. Mar 10, 2020 at 11:49 AM
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    frichco228

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    How about a full chrome job?

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Mar 10, 2020 at 11:58 AM
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    GNTundra

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    I have yard full of chrome but I do have a blacked out car.
    Im a trucker. Truckers love chrome. I like both.:thumbsup:
     
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  21. Mar 10, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    toyofan87

    toyofan87 Beer thirty

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    Love Chrome....Big fan.
     
  22. Mar 10, 2020 at 12:05 PM
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    egibson606

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    It just looks awful and cheap. I think on older/classic vehicles it doesn't look bad but just looks like garbage on modern vehicles.
     
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  23. Mar 10, 2020 at 12:15 PM
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    Boerseun

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    Chrome makes me think of something like this, and I don't want to be associated with that.
    upload_2020-3-10_15-15-17.jpg
     
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    Outbound

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    I'm under the age of 70, I don't camp out in the left lane, I don't buy accessories from Habor Freight and I don't have a fetish for tacky trinkets and knick knacks.

    Therefore, I hate chrome. :D
     
  25. Mar 10, 2020 at 12:23 PM
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    azTony

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    Cleaning the chrome on my Harley for many many many years was what did it for me. No more chrome for this kid!!!
     
  26. Mar 10, 2020 at 12:25 PM
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    Randy Morton

    Randy Morton Life takes its toll, please have exact change.

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    I know what you mean, I'm not too fond of Fords either. You have to admit, however, it's easy to spot in the parking lot. :)
     
  27. Mar 10, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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    Krautman73

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    I hear ya bro, my scoot has a decent amount of chrome, guess I'm a glutton for punishment
     
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    GNTundra

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    You're associated with it now! Everytime I see your username Ill think of this truck. :D
     
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  29. Mar 10, 2020 at 12:47 PM
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    Hammerdog

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    To me the black is worse... looks like crap when it gets just dusty and easy to scratch.
     
  30. Mar 10, 2020 at 12:52 PM
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    Hammerdog

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    Back in the day I built a 1988 Ford Ranger STX, dump bed, all chrome shock hoops , brackets and 19 chrome shocks! That’s right 19!! I gotta find some pics and post em up.
     
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