Changing chrome to black?

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cinders
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Post by cinders » Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:31 am

Hi Guys,

I hope you're all well. I've just bought another Macan in my favourite colour, the only thing I don't like is the chrome window surrounds - I really need to change these to black.

Is it possible to buy a black set from Porsche and swap them over?

Also is it possible to change the Porsche and model logo on the back to black?

And the roof rails? lol.

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TIA,
Cinders.

MCDK
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Post by MCDK » Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:20 am

Just wrap them in black. Much cheaper and will look good if professionally done.

cinders
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Post by cinders » Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:20 am

MCDK wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:20 am
Just wrap them in black. Much cheaper and will look good if professionally done.
Great, thank you!

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Post by Rarecolour » Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:56 pm

As above, wrap them. I did it on myself on my last car and it lasted really well.
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Post by bigbaldybloke » Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:05 pm

Are you thinking of doing the tailpipes and wheels as well?
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Post by Rarecolour » Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:18 pm

bigbaldybloke wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:05 pm
Are you thinking of doing the tailpipes and wheels as well?
I wouldn't wrap the tail pipes ;)
2021 Macan Turbo

Ex -
Audi RS6 (Misano Red)
Audi S4 (Silver)
Audi S3 (Imola Yellow)
Peugeot 309 goodwood (Green)
Peugeot 306 gti-6 (Silver)
Peugeot 205 gti (Ltd edition Sorento Green)

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Post by Kleynie » Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:04 pm

Rarecolour wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:18 pm
bigbaldybloke wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:05 pm
Are you thinking of doing the tailpipes and wheels as well?
I wouldn't wrap the tail pipes ;)
Or the wheels!
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cinders
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Post by cinders » Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:39 pm

bigbaldybloke wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:05 pm
Are you thinking of doing the tailpipes and wheels as well?
Sorry for the late reply. I was going to order a set of black chrome tailpipes until I saw the price... :shock:

I've found a local chrome plating place, so I'm going to see if they can coat them in black chrome. Has anyone done this before?

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Post by Nelladrahcir » Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:18 pm

There are some interesting chats on the US Macan site re tail pipes, folks have tried all sorts of things to avoid the bonkers OPC charges!!!

Botis
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Post by Botis » Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:45 pm

I was looking at changing the chrome lettering on my Macan for black but after being quoted £450 by my local OPC I looked for another option.

I ended up using PlastiDip and it worked really well.

Watch the following video to see the process

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2017 Macan Turbo

Gone
2016 Macan SD

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