WTF... wow... your amazing... i would have never guessed that under the gold is freaking chrome... i just got done painting mine black satin bc it was my compromise for getting rid of the gold and not having chrome. BLAH. now i have to take it all off again.
anyways nice write up scott.
it's not really chrome underneath the gold - it's nickel...
nickel serves as a basecoat for true chrome plating, or gold plating...
I used to own a gold plating machine, the first step with anything chrome (emblems, exhaust tips, etc), is to remove the chrome... whats left is a nickel base... then the gold would be added...
so, it's not chrome, though it may be shiny nickel...
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I have a black 93 with the "gold pack" if they made that, I even have the gold pinstripe down the side. I agree, it looks very "90's" haha i think silver with a gold pinstripe would look wierd, plus im selling my car...but its a nice DIY at that