A deep dive into de-chroming

A deep dive into de-chroming 2560 1600 Wojciech

A deep dive into de-chroming

Electric vehicles (EVs) offer their owners a wide range of benefits. An eco-friendlier option than Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) cars, they produce no tailpipe emissions. As a result, EV drivers don’t need to pay vehicle tax, the London Congestion Charge, or even the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge. Powered by electric battery power, they are also more affordable to run than vehicles using expensive petrol and diesel.

As future-proofed vehicles, electric cars are designed to look modern and stylish, but not all buyers want their make and model to look like everyone else’s. Fortunately, EVs can be customised just like ICE vehicles allowing their owners to personalise them to create a unique look. Among the many kinds of customisations available for EVs, de-chroming is a popular service selected.

Read on for a detailed look as we examine what this type of customisation involves and the many benefits it can bring.

What does the term de-chroming mean?

De-chroming, also known as vehicle wrapping, de-chrome wraps or chrome delete, is a service that EV owners can choose that cuts back on how much chrome features on their car. A wide range of electric cars such as the world-famous Tesla brand sport a considerable amount of chrome on their trim.

Designed to add style and shine, chrome creates accents on EVs, showcasing certain features and making them stand out. As a result, chrome can be found on auto marque badges, window surrounds, door handles, front grilles, spoilers and even indicators.

A vehicle wrapping or de-chrome service covers these flashy chrome areas with a different colour. Car owners looking to keep contrast but lose the reflective look of chrome often select a matte black finish instead, while those keen for a cohesive and streamlined look pick trim in an identical colour to the EV’s bodywork.

Can de-chroming damage your EV?

De-chroming involves entirely non-invasive and non-permanent customisation. Instead of repainting or replacing these eye-catching elements of your vehicle, de-chroming wraps them in a flexible material made from a blend of polyvinylchloride (PVC) combined with additives that make it resistant to UV light and add colour.

As a result, if at any point an owner wishes to restore the original look of their EV, they can simply have their wraps removed.

Is de-chroming expensive?

The cost of covering up the chrome on an EV will always depend on how much needs reducing from sight. While some owners want none showing after a service, others may opt to keep certain areas chromed. While EV owners can select alternative trims from the manufacturer at the time of purchase, de-chroming is a far more cost-effective solution.

Owner benefits of de-chroming

As mentioned, de-chroming is an affordable option for refreshing the look and feel of your vehicle and an ideal way to make it appeal to your personal sense of style. It can also make electric cars look sleeker and appear more expensive. Additionally, many drivers find that vehicle wraps add an extra layer of protection with matte and satin trims holding up better to wear and tear than chrome. As a rule, chrome parts of cars are infamous for accumulating marks over time lessening the luxury look EVs enjoy when they are brand-new.

Are you looking for Electric car modifications in London?

If you’re keen to modify your car with a de-chrome service, you can rely on our specialist team in London. At Electrovogue, we help EV owners to stamp their own style on their car with an extensive range of customisation services. If you’re ready to add vehicle wraps to your EVget in touch now for an in-depth look at what options are available for your make and model.

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