Found October 2016, Lebanon, Missouri
Wow, what the heck is this? I am guessing those doors have been stripped, polished and clear coated? I wonder how that would work without any kind of primer under it? It would actually be kind of a cool look for the whole car, but it looks bad on just the doors.
It’s probably a chrome vinyl wrap.
Yeah, I agree. Is the first thing I thought of too!
Hey, it worked for American Airlines planes for decades until they revised their livery a few years ago. Although from what I heard the bare metal look required regular polishing to prevent corrosion. And that was obviously aluminum instead of steel.
I don’t know, but I’d be surprised if those planes were actually bare polished aluminium; I’d suspect they were clear-coated.
Yeesh… definitely a “work in progress.” I’ve seen some newer luxury cars outfitted in this scheme and while I think the effect is achieved through a vinyl overlay I can’t help but wonder how legal this is in regards to visibility and traffic accidents caused by the blinding reflections…
I see the owner is in the middle of gluing everything in aisle 9 at Pep Boys on to the truck.
Imho, thats the downside. A chrome wrap on a sleek car profile would look cool. Blinding, but cool.
But having the wrap fight a bunch of cheap stick-on doo dads on a clunky wagon ruins the concept.
I used to see the occasional chromed body panel car here in Los Angeles, I *think* they use some sort of sheeting .
I don’t care for it but if you want to grab attention, this will do the trick .
I’m impressed that you were able to photograph it without getting your reflection to show in the door.
I actually never knew that Chrome Car Wraps existed (I just Googled it and found out). I can’t imagine what this sort of thing will look like after a year or two on the car, as it weathers… probably not quite mirror-like any longer.
Are we still not allowed to say negative things about other people’s custom cars? This is really getting hard to restrain myself….
Holy Molley Son!
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
It’s more like “Some Blazer With Your Bling”…
The owner of this is very thoughtful; this allows me to pull alongside it in traffic, and see how good my vehicle looks!
I’ve seen the chrome wrap treatment on a late model Mustang in my area.
If ever a car shouted “look at me”.
To each his own, I guess – looks like the owner still has some way to go before completing this project.
Nauseating and blinding at the same time 🙂
In all seriousness though I really liked this generation Blazer when I was a little kid. It came out when I was 2 and I had a car model of it. I used to say it was the car I wanted to drive when I grew up. My have my tastes changed.
I was the same age when these came out but the car I had a model of (and once dreamed of owning) was the 96 Dodge Caravan… a vehicle I would never drive today.
Weren’t there some Deloreans that got this treatment when the stainless-steel body was polished up?
some vehicles are born to shine. the Blazer. not so much.
As the saying goes… there’s no accounting for taste.
I think you at least need to go with the faux wood di-noc paneling if you’re thinking about sticking contact paper to your SUV/Wagon. But worse yet… the wheels. I can’t wait for that huge wheel fad to end.
And it’s a 4×4 – with no tire sidewall to speak of.
Between the foil wrap and the fake wood treatment? I’d go with the di-noc. Wouldn’t look 1/2 as stupid. Don’t get me wrong, it would still LOOK stupid, but just 1/2 as much.
Di-Noc doesn’t get a pass ? .
Most of the time it does from me .
Looks like nobody wanted to park next to it because you would be blinded getting out of your car.
Needs an ice cream trailer.
CHROME ALL THE THINGS!!!!
I guess his taste was in his mouth…
It could be that chrome spray coating.
We “chrome wrapped” a Camaro at the dealership a few years ago. It took forever to sell that car; we nearly “unwrapped it”. I can’t remember the addendum price, but it was a few thousand dollars. Finally sold it to a Jaguars (NFL) player (in fact, we have several cars “loaned” out to local athletes in football and golf), I forget his name, but I recall he got kicked out of the league for drug and alcohol issues. It didn’t look too bad, but it obiously wasn’t real chrome, as it had a “orange peel” look in it. Fingerprints were hell on it. The player came back in for something a few months later (after his troubles began to mount), and I noticed the car hadn’t been washed in awhile, evidenced by the road grime all over it. Not. A. Good. Look. Don’t know what became of the car; I’m pretty sure it was unwrapped. By the way, I’ve seen work trucks that have been unwrapped…it protects the paint very well!
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