Chrome adds a shiny sheen to your ride that takes its appearance to the next level. When you are looking for an easy and affordable way to achieve that look, chrome pillar post trim has become a popular option.
When adding any type of chrome accessory, it is important to remember that it is a soft metal. While it shines up nicely with some buffing, it is more prone to scratches and damage than harder metals, such as steel. Luckily, staying on top of general maintenance and cleaning keeps the shiny metal lasting. Surprisingly, dust and debris are chrome’s worst enemy. If you clean your ride at least every 15 days, you shouldn’t have to worry about the effects of particles deterring from your chrome’s finish. After washing, ensure the chrome dries properly. Although soft, specialized chrome wax can be applied for even more shine.
Manufacturers have made installing chrome door pillar post trim a breeze. The overlays come attached to auto-grade double-sided tape, making the process as easy as peeling and sticking. Of course, taking your time and planning are essential to getting that perfect. The first step is ensuring you have purchased a kit that is designed for your make and model. Once you are confident you have what you need, clean the area where the trim will be installed and finish by rubbing isopropyl alcohol on the area. After finding the correct piece, peel back a small segment of the backing strip and position the trim in its proper place. Next, verify the alignment and slowly start peeling back the rest of the strip. In most cases, it takes 24 for the trim to bond completely.
The softness of chrome makes it important to think about what products you are using to clean with. In general, water and mild soap are all you need to get the grime out. There are chrome-specific cleaners available that are less aggressive and designed to gently wash away grime. When cleaning your new trim, avoid high-acid products or over-the-counter cleaning sprays that have high chemical contents. Along with sticking to gentle cleaning products, always use a soft, microfiber towel or brush while cleaning. Any abrasive cloths will scratch your chrome.