Isn’t it time for you to take your ride from ordinary to extraordinary by adding chrome trim and chrome molding for cars and trucks? After all there’s nothing like the sleekness and shine of chrome to make your vehicle stand out. You have many choices when it comes to car molding, from chrome fender trim to chrome body side molding and everything in between. In addition to being easy to install, UV protected and flexible to fit around the lines of a car’s body, custom chrome molding can be cut to any length and is firmly attached with durable 3M adhesive tape.
If you are wondering exactly how to use custom chrome molding on your car, here are six classic ways:
1. For Protection
Chrome molding for cars and trucks is one of the best ways to protect your vehicle from scratches, nicks and dings. Many newer cars aren’t built with any molding on their sides so applying chrome side moldings yourself is a good way to insure your car is protected from the hazards of the road.
2. It’s Decorative
Custom chrome molding enhances the look of a car by providing a stylized, finished look. The most popular area to place car molding is on the sides of the vehicle and along the doors but molding is also used on truck tailgates and as accents on the front grill.
3. To Cover Up
If your vehicle already has scratches and dents, chrome molding is a great way to cover them up without having to pay a costly body shop bill. Chrome molding can be easily applied anywhere there’s a blemish without having to remove parts, so it acts as a quick, versatile and attractive fix.
4. An Instant Face-Lift
Certain areas of a car such as the rocker is vulnerable to much wear and tear especially if you go off-roading or drive on less than stellar road conditions. Chrome body side molding such as rocker panels not only highlight this area of the car but can also easily and inexpensively replace your existing rocker if it’s in bad shape.
5. To Prevent Internal Damage
Although car molding is used externally on the car’s body, chrome wheel molding protects the interior of the wheel well by preventing rocks from flying up inside. They also protect the outside of the wheel opening from dings and add style to the look of the vehicle.
6. An Extra Bumper
Applying molding on your bumper helps to give it an extra layer of protection. Although rubber is a common choice for the bumper, chrome molding will give you the same protection but look classier. And if the molding gets scratched, it’s simple to replace as often as needed.
Don’t forget, there are many other ways to put custom chrome molding on your car that is also decorative and protective. Flexible chrome trim can be applied around your car’s lights for decorative purposes and is especially popular on classic cars exteriors to emphasize special features like rims. If you want to highlight your vehicle’s interiors, chrome gap trim is a perfect way to make key parts stand out.
Keep in mind that not only is custom chrome molding attractive and protective, it is easy to apply and is sold in various spool lengths, so it can be cut to your specific needs. Learn more about chrome trim and how to install chrome trim from our friends at Motorhead Garage and our very own expert, Jim Ryan.