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    Chrome under the hood yes/no?

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    when looking under someones hood when is it considered to much chrome? I have thought about doing a few things but the possibilities are endless with all the things they make chrome now.... I guess I dont wanna be that guy hehehe..
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    I thought about that as well. In my situation I decided not to go down that path. I decided that I like the stock look and will keep it that way.


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    +1 to that.......

    to me, chrome is an all or nothing type of thing. A few chrome pieces aren't that big of a deal, but when you start adding a bunch it can look tacky.

    The flip side is a full out show car with a totally chromed out engine bay. That usually means its a trailer queen as most cars that are fully chromed out like that just aren't driven on the street.
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    I really like powdercoated stuff under the hood more than chrome.

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    I think you are correct... I am going to stay away from the chrome... I have waited about 10 years to find the mustang i wanted and now that i have it i refuse to turn it into a trailer queen... i bought it to drive as much as i can weather permitting of course... Thanks everyone for the info... the stock look is the way i am going to go

    Quote Originally Posted by TorchRedSVT View Post
    +1 to that.......

    to me, chrome is an all or nothing type of thing. A few chrome pieces aren't that big of a deal, but when you start adding a bunch it can look tacky.

    The flip side is a full out show car with a totally chromed out engine bay. That usually means its a trailer queen as most cars that are fully chromed out like that just aren't driven on the street.
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    Personally, I don't like chrome under the hood. Looks too artificial. I think a certain amount of brushed (satin) finish or polishing can look good if it isn't overdone, but not chrome.

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    IMO it must be done either fairly tastefully or completely over the top. In the middle usually looks unfinished or half-attempted. A couple things here or there isn't bad, but on the same note they don't add much more to the overall look than a different color scheme or finish would have. It's easy to get to the point where you put too much on and then everything else looks bad by comparison, and to make it really look better you've got to go nuts. That's how I ended up like this:



    Then you get to the point where nothing is good enough and you do something like this:

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    I love it, just would hate the work of keeping it shinny

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    OZ, Those pics are amazing... Now that is exactly what i had in mind... I cant imagine the trouble keeping that clean... That must be alot of green to have it look like that...
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