Chrome Delete?

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Mazda CX-9 Signature
I don't have any experience with higher end dips, but off the shelf regular stuff will not age well. So initially they will look ok but after a while, uv will dull it.
 

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Why not just dip it

Plasti-Dip leaves a textured matte finish. Wrap is typically much smoother and more uniform looking with a gloss finish (that will match the rest of the pieces that have already been wrapped).
 
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2019 CX-9 GT
Yes to all of the above. Better looking, longer lasting finish. Look at the Audi’s with the black optics package or the higher spec BMW’s. All gloss black trim and grilles.
 
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2019 CX-9 GT
Another update...got most of the front grille wrapped. The U part was an absolute PITA. Tried several attempts to wrap it with one large piece and was unsuccessful. Had to resort to doing it piecemeal. Up close you can see the seams, but from a step back it looks pretty good. Goes along with the theme of this whole project, “good from far but far from good”.

Ended up doing the rear emblems in plastidip’s new product called Hyperdip. Was happy with the result so I will use the same product for the horizontal cross bars as they are way too intricate to wrap.

Happy with the progress so far, but it still looks a little incomplete. Once I get the grille done and get a set of gloss black 22’s on there I think it’ll really come together.
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Looking good. You could try removing one of the grill insert to see if it would look good with just then removed instead of hyperdip’ed. They would also be a lot easier to Hyperdip removed if you go that route.
 
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2019 CX-9 GT
I’ve seen CX-9’s without the trim and it doesn’t look as good. That’s the beauty of the Hyperdip, just generally mask the area and the excess peels off neatly right to the edge of the trim.
 
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2019 CX-9 GT
Finally finished the chrome delete job. This whole project was A LOT more work than I anticipated, but I’m very happy with the results. It honestly looks better in person than it does in the pictures but here ya go! Plan is to get a set of gloss black 22’s to really complete the look.
For those wondering I used Vivvid gloss black vinyl for everything expect the badges and horizontal grille bars for which I used Hyperdip. Hope you enjoy.
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Looks really good! Black wheels will complete the look nicely.
 
Just curious if any other members on here think there is far too much chrome on the cx-9? I have a 2018 CX-9 GT Deep Crystal Blue and I really hate how much chrome is on it lol. I just ordered everything I need to vinyl wrap some chrome pieces and just delete them, def will like the black on blue contrast much more since I already have my windows tinted with a 4" brow on the front too.

*dont worry I'll take pics when its done*
 

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Finally finished the chrome delete job. This whole project was A LOT more work than I anticipated, but I’m very happy with the results. It honestly looks better in person than it does in the pictures but here ya go! Plan is to get a set of gloss black 22’s to really complete the look.
For those wondering I used Vivvid gloss black vinyl for everything expect the badges and horizontal grille bars for which I used Hyperdip. Hope you enjoy.
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did the plastidip work for you? I did mine in the original PD and looked awful after a few highway drives.