Chrome Delete &
When it comes to chrome deletes, Vinyl ink specializes in Tesla installs, but we can also blackout the chrome on any vehicle. Our shop has installed more vinyl on Tesla chrome than anyone else in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our installers have turned the chrome delete into a science with in-house designed templates specifically created to provide our customers with a seamless, factory finish look that is far superior to the rest. Tesla retracting door handles and folding mirrors are no challenge for us!
Years ago, it seemed like it was a luxury option to have chrome trim when buying a new car… oh have the tides turned! Today, it’s almost impossible to buy a car without all that unsightly chrome trim from roof to tire. When the car manufacturers show you that release photo of next year’s upcoming body redesign, they usually have all the chrome blacked out because it just looks soooo much better… but when the vehicle is released to the public, they bedazzle everything with chrome, chrome, and more chrome.
And now, instead of charging you extra for the chrome package, the few that offer a blackout trim package will charge you $3,000-$4,000 for a “Black Edition.”
Your car, your choice
Unlike buying a car from the dealership, you can choose your own color and finish for your trim. Gloss black, matte black, carbon fiber, or even brushed metal, it’s your choice! You can even choose a different accent color for your emblems, side blinkers, or aero wheels.
Why choosing your installer matters
Installing vinyl on chrome may sound like an easy task but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Chrome trim has tight, complex shapes that make installations more difficult. The film needs to be shaped and formed at a higher stress point than if it were being installed on a larger part like a bumper.
Chrome blackouts are notoriously difficult to install due to the nature of bright chrome finishes. The smallest bit of chrome exposed can look like a major flaw, usually requiring the whole piece to be reinstalled. Close proximity with body panels and the inability to remove most parts for application further complicates the installation process. Inexperienced installers may leave unsightly seams and wrinkles or cause the vinyl to discolor. That’s far from the factory-like fit and finish we’re known for.
The Vinyl ink advantage
Our Tesla chrome delete kits are sold to professional wrap installers across the US. These kits are NOT designed for DIY. We painstakingly created our templates for a “deep” install which you cannot obtain with other kits. While we do sell our kits to film installers, it still takes a high level of skill and precision to create the polished results you would get here at our shop. In the end, it comes down to numbers and we’ve done hundreds of chrome deletes on Teslas which include installs we perform for other local shops around the Bay Area which can’t to do the work themselves.