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post #1 of 19 Old 04-27-2014, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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History of Chrome vs Blackout??

Maybe I'm showing my age, or just hyponotized by "shiney", but have personally always liked the chrome/polished accessories.

Can someone tell me how and when the "black out" trend came to be.

Not trashing the blackout look by any means, but just not MY thing . Maybe a discussion on what you have, and if there was a specific reason you went the way you did.

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Maybe I'm showing my age, or just hyponotized by "shiney", but have personally always liked the chrome/polished accessories.

Can someone tell me how and when the "black out" trend came to be.

Not trashing the blackout look by any means, but just not MY thing . Maybe a discussion on what you have, and if there was a specific reason you went the way you did.
Not sure when it came around but some blackout cars I like some are just way overdone...

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good topic,, I don't know, I think batman did it, lol

it definitely came in with the 5th gen, on these new Camaros I definatly prefer the sleek, stealthy, blacked out look, the car just has a stealthy look and chrome is too flashy.

the chrome look does work though if you do it right with the grill and the wheels.. ofcourse back in the days where chrome was on everything from bumpers to mirrors then it was more of a thing, but it's so expensive no one builds cars with it anymore..

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nice topic...and something to think about...!
For example...i own a classic Opel Monza from 1985, and love every inch of chrome on it...and take care of it...



but on my Camaro i prefer the black out instead of the chrome...it looks way beter in my opinion...that's why i blacked it out, last weekend..





as long as i remember, chrome on cars comes and goes...some chrome cars look good...other beter without...

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nice topic...and something to think about...!
For example...i own a classic Opel Monza from 1985, and love every inch of chrome on it...and take care of it...

but on my Camaro i prefer the black out instead of the chrome...it looks way beter in my opinion...that's why i blacked it out, last weekend..

as long as i remember, chrome on cars comes and goes...some chrome cars look good...other beter without...
I think it's amazing you can keep the rust off of anything; chrome or black, with all the salt water/humidity in Aruba!

I saw your post on the black out project and amazed how well the camaro lettering came out on the side

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I got tired of the "Chrome" look thats why i blacked mine out. I get a lot of compliments oh how well the all black looks.
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good topic,, I don't know, I think batman did it, lol

it definitely came in with the 5th gen, on these new Camaros I definatly prefer the sleek, stealthy, blacked out look, the car just has a stealthy look and chrome is too flashy.

the chrome look does work though if you do it right with the grill and the wheels.. ofcourse back in the days where chrome was on everything from bumpers to mirrors then it was more of a thing, but it's so expensive no one builds cars with it anymore..
The Blacked out or "Murdered Out" look is older than the 5th Gen Camaro. If you ask me, motorcycles kinda started the trend. Back in the early 2000s you could get a Motorcycle (usually the naked bikes) in an unfinished Matte Black color. The trend then kinda kicked over to cars...people would start with a black car, throw some tint and black rims on it, and call it "Murdered Out". Some people even went as far as to have the entire car painted in an unfinished black or dark green, or other dark colors. It would be an official paint job, but just not a shiny one. More of a dull finish. And then the black rims, tint, etc would be added. I've seen Vettes, Mustangs, and even imports with this look. The 5th Gen Camaro was kinda one of the last cars to sport this look. The earliest I've seen the look is back around 2004. It was a cool thing when the first few people showed up with it because it was a new and different look. But I think the trend is a bit played out now. Now there is the shiny black look. If you ask me, chrome will always be a better look. Because when they are clean and shining, nothing looks better.

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The Blacked out or "Murdered Out" look is older than the 5th Gen Camaro. If you ask me, motorcycles kinda started the trend. Back in the early 2000s you could get a Motorcycle (usually the naked bikes) in an unfinished Matte Black color. The trend then kinda kicked over to cars...people would start with a black car, throw some tint and black rims on it, and call it "Murdered Out". Some people even went as far as to have the entire car painted in an unfinished black or dark green, or other dark colors. It would be an official paint job, but just not a shiny one. More of a dull finish. And then the black rims, tint, etc would be added. I've seen Vettes, Mustangs, and even imports with this look. The 5th Gen Camaro was kinda one of the last cars to sport this look. The earliest I've seen the look is back around 2004. It was a cool thing when the first few people showed up with it because it was a new and different look. But I think the trend is a bit played out now. Now there is the shiny black look. If you ask me, chrome will always be a better look. Because when they are clean and shining, nothing looks better.
I think the blacked look came into play after they came out after the stealth bomber and the sr71 black bird.The bling thing has been played out way more than blacking out has,along with painting engines,engine accessories,interiors the same color as the body(no offense intended to any of you guys or gals that have gone these directions).To each their own.


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I think the blacked look came into play after they came out after the stealth bomber and the sr71 black bird.The bling thing has been played out way more than blacking out has,along with painting engines,engine accessories,interiors the same color as the body(no offense intended to any of you guys or gals that have gone these directions).To each their own.
Well the SR-71 was around in the early 60's so I don't think that is the origin ... I'm one of those that kina likes to limit the chrome ... I don't mind it, but actually prefer the trimming in body color (not black in my case) as opposed to contrasting color (black in my case) or chrome. I've switched the DRL bezels and taillight bezels to CRT to match and, personally, like it. That said, I do have contrasting in the engine compartment and interior.

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Yea I don't think it started back in the 60s. And I don't think it originated from those planes Midlife referred to. Maybe those planes did have a blacked out look...but I don't think it started the blacked out car trend.

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