To Chrome or Not To Chrome?

To Chrome or Not to Chrome?


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DanielleHN

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Hi all

I've been looking at getting a bigger size alloy on my beautiful little zed but I didn't want to deviate from the original alloys. The original alloys are the traditional 16" star shaped (attached photo).

The gills (as I like to call them) are chrome and I am going to get chrome door handles fitted so was debating whether to get the original alloys refurbed and finished as chrome...

What do you guys think? I want to keep the car very much "traditional" as it is beautiful as it is with its wide-body but also want to make small cosmetic tweaks.

Thanks in advance
 

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Shelly

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It's chrome for me too :p
 

t-tony

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Chrome all you like excpt the screen surround and wheels.;)

Tony.
 

DanielleHN

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Your other option and much more modern is to get them stripped and polished
Thanks Sean. I’m going to look into all options before I jump into anything. I like the look of the chromes as it’s a bit old school but happy looking into other options too
 

Nodzed

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My personal taste would not include chrome wheels, too American and dated, but its your car, what you would like is the way to go :thumbsup:
 

DanielleHN

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My personal taste would not include chrome wheels, too American and dated, but its your car, what you would like is the way to go :thumbsup:
I’m not 100% sure at the moment, I like them but need to really think about it hence asking the experts!

I need to see a Zed with them on in the flesh as I’ve only seen photos at the moment
 

IJSK

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For what it’s worth, I feel that chrome works when the grille surround, gills, windscreen and door handles are consistently the same.

Even with all the above, chrome wheels for me are a bit too much, I’d go as far to say “tacky” - sorry if that offends. At the end of the day it’s personal taste. No one is right or wrong!
 

DanielleHN

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For what it’s worth, I feel that chrome works when the grille surround, gills, windscreen and door handles are consistently the same.

Even with all the above, chrome wheels for me are a bit too much, I’d go as far to say “tacky” - sorry if that offends. At the end of the day it’s personal taste. No one is right or wrong!
Hiya

No offence taken - just looking for honest feedback :)

Need to have a good look at some cars with them on I think!
 

mwpe

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I like a certain amount of chrome but I think wheels is a step too far. I am not even sure about the side gills, I keep changing mine from the original chrome to black and back again.
 

DanielleHN

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I like a certain amount of chrome but I think wheels is a step too far. I am not even sure about the side gills, I keep changing mine from the original chrome to black and back again.
I love my chrome gills - just so undecided about the wheels!
 
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