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De-chrome Black Pack for Hampton Automotive's 2019 Audi Q3


De-chrome Black Pack For Hampton Automotive - 2019 Audi Q3


Hampton Automotive

Hampton Automotive based in Bridport, Dorset supply an eclectic range of interesting quality used cars. Established by brothers with over 40 years combined experience in the automotive trade, their collection of cars for sale spans all car makes and models, and most recently to join the fold, this beautiful blue 2019 Audi Q3 Estate 35 TFSI S Line 5dr S Tronic.

This stunning Audi is for sale! You can view it here on Hampton Automotive's website:

Hampton Automotive Audi Q3


Small Changes have a Big Impact

Wanting to offer the Audi Q3 to the market with an edge, the Hampton Automotive team got in contact to have a dechrome wrap installed on the vehicle whilst in situ at the showroom in Bridport. Dechrome wraps are a brilliantly inexpensive way to create a more sporty, and expensive look and feel for your motor. Hampton Automotive chose to have the Front Grill, Window Trims, and Roof Rails dechromed with a Gloss Finish Black Arlon 3M vinyl.

Small changes can make the world of difference when done right, and don't break the bank! From just your mirrors or the roof of your car, (like the iconic union jack on Mini's), making your car your own with the smaller features is sometimes all it needs. We offer a dechrome service for both the interior and exterior of your vehicle. Most commonly this will be in a Matte, Satin or Gloss Black vinyl, but we also often see Carbon Fibre effects as well as metallic colour installations coming through the workshop here at Creative Solutions.

Blue Audi Q3 Close Up Grill - Before Dechroming
Audi Q3 Grill - Before Dechrome
Blue Audi Q3 Close Up Grill - With Dechroming
Audi Q3 Grill - After Dechrome


What Is A Dechroming Service? What Is It?

A dechroming pack, or chrome delete as its otherwise known is simply an aftermarket service to cover the exposed chrome trims and edges of your vehicle with a vinyl wrap. You will often see this done with either a Gloss, Satin, Matte or Carbon Fibre Black vinyl - but any vinyl specialist will be able to entertain any colour request you may have! The result and the vision however is always the same: a sleek, understated, expensive look to make your vehicle stand out from the crowd.

Audi Q3 Window & Roof Trims - Before Dechrome
Audi Q3 Window & Roof Trims - Before Dechrome
Audi Q3 Window & Roof Trims - After Dechrome
Audi Q3 Window & Roof Trims - After Dechrome


How Much Does It Cost To Dechrome A Car?

The cost to dechrome a car will depend on the model of the car, the size, and how much coverage you are wanting.

Typically for exteriors, this will include:

  • Front Grill
  • Window Trims
  • Roof Racks
  • Door Handles
  • Bumper Edges
  • Wing Mirrors
  • Car Badges
  • Lighting Surrounds

For interiors, you may consider:

  • Steering Wheel Centre
  • Door Trims
  • Centre Consol
  • Gear Stick or Buttons (Manual / Automatic)

Regular 4/5 seater vehicles may fall between £450 - £550 for a external dechrome. Larger vehicles can cost between £750 - £1,800. Remember attention to detail and skill in application is everything to make sure a dechrome service is long-lasting, looks great and has a professional finish every time.

We can offer a no-obligation quotation service for all levels of dechroming you would like to see. We can also send you samples of the types of vinyl (for a small fee) so you can hand-select in advance your dechrome colour and finish. Simply drop us an email including some pictures of your car, make, model and reg to the email address below!


How Long Does a Dechrome Last?

We know the internet is filled right now with DIY videos and reems of sellers online selling vinyl which may lead you to thinking you can do this yourself. HOWEVER, we would ALWAYS recommend having any detailing service done by a professional.

The quality, precision and patience required for a vehicle wrap, especially on areas as small as required for a dechrome call for qualified handler with the materials, tools, space, and equipment to do the best job.

The durability of your chrome delete depends heavily on the installation, as well as after installation care like how gently you wash your car (avoid high pressure, car drive-through washes, and sponges with a mesh cover). All this aside though, the vinyl used is the same quality as a full car wrap service, so you should see your dechrome lasting 5-7years with virtually no maintenance required during this time.


Can I Remove Chrome Delete Vinyl From My Car Myself?

Having your vehicle dechromed is not a permanent change - it is reversible.

As long as you are patient and performed correctly, it will leave no damage, no residue and no lasting effect on your chrome trims, inside or outside.

We recommend obtaining a specific vinyl remover spray, applying a little heat (get that extension cable out and plug in a hair dryer, or a professional heat gun) to de-bond the adhesive agent and remove slowly with a damp cloth. Once the main strips of vinyl are removed, you can go back over to remove any residue gently. DO NOT scrub or apply harsh chemicals that you would not apply to your car during general maintenance and cleaning.


Hampton Automotive Appraisal

It was an absolute pleasure on this occasion travelling to the Hampton Automotive showroom to work on this stunning Audi Q3, we look forward to many future vehicles receiving full or partial wraps, dechroming packages or cut vinyl graphics!

PLEASE NOTE: This blog is not advertising the sale of this vehicle, but the vinyl vehicle wrapping services on offer by Creative Solutions. Interested parties of buying this car should contact Hampton Automotive directly. If you are looking to get your vehicle wrapped, graphics applied or dechromed, contact us at Creative!

IMAGERY: Some of the imagery in this blog has been used from the Hampton Automotive Website. Source Link

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Posted by Samantha on February 10th 2023

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