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post #1 of 11 Old 10-14-2017, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Front chrome trim removal

Hey everyone, would anyone know how to remove the chrome trim on the front bumper ( the one that is u shaped)?
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Hey everyone, would anyone know how to remove the chrome trim on the front bumper ( the one that is u shaped)?
The chrome around the grille, or are your referring to the bottom, horizontal lip of the bumper?

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The one that start at the edge of one headlight and goes around the grill to the other.
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If you are thinking there is a bumper the same shape under the chrome you are going to be very disappointed. Youíll need the bumper off.
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If you are thinking there is a bumper the same shape under the chrome you are going to be very disappointed. You’ll need the bumper off.
From the Front Bumper.pdf, paraphrasing the warning following Step 13 ...
"When disengaging the front bumper ... the bumper could fall and be damaged."

Q: Is a bumper that cannot be bumped really a bumper?
A: No, it's a fender.
Q: But I thought a fender was a wing.

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All i wanted to do was get it wrapped but finally decided on plasti dipping it.
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From the Front Bumper.pdf, paraphrasing the warning following Step 13 ...
"When disengaging the front bumper ... the bumper could fall and be damaged."

Q: Is a bumper that cannot be bumped really a bumper?
A: No, it's a fender.
Q: But I thought a fender was a wing.
Itís a strange thing but if you read the US version of the manual, they have actually changed the terminology so bumper becomes fender etc. And yes! I suppose bumpers are incorrectly named these days. If I caught anybody parking by the contact method with my car they would find themselves subject to some colourful universally understood language - even a Clingon would be in no doubt.
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I plasti dipped my whole front grill, rims and rear emblems. I'm going to tint my windows next. First time ever using plasti dip and it turned out really well. Word of warning the front rims break dust destroys the plasti dip on the inside of the spokes.
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I am going to be de-chroming the front bumper too... Once the bumper is off are the chrome parts removable, does anyone know this?

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This is the official version but you might get more parts off once you start.
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