• Jan 7, 2012
By and large we're not big fans of the full-on chrome-finish treatment here at Autoblog. Most of us lean more toward matte than mirrored. But some cars wear the garish look well. Like a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, for example. A Buick Regal? Less so.

That, however, does not appear to have stopped members of a Regal-centric car club in China from wrapping the Buick sedan in the shiny stuff, for better or worse. At least they've also given the same car a flat black finish, too. Follow the links to see more.


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      artandcolour2010
      • 2 Years Ago
      With blacked out B pillars and mirrors, and maybe rocker panels/side skirts, I think the chrome body just might work. BMW would name it Molten Mirror Silver, charge $5Gs for it and the blogosphere would go gaga over it.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
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      JMR
      • 2 Years Ago
      Personally, I think it looks nice.
        Phil B
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JMR
        I agree, I don't hate it anywhere near as much as I thought I would.
      Josh Schneider
      • 2 Years Ago
      While I'd never want one myself, I think it pulls the look off fairly well.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wouldn't do it, but it's actually not bad looking. The lines of the car and overall shape and proportions lend themselves well to the chrome imo.
      Jason Sieben
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm more interested in the rear spoiler, side skirts and apparent add on's for the front bumper. Will they fit US spec models?
      4 String
      • 2 Years Ago
      ya know, this might be the only full chrome car that ACTUALLY looks good
      Jason Sieben
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just took a second look and have to say overall I think it works. Too in your face for me, but I can appreciate it nonetheless. However if it were mine, a few minor things I would change to improve upon it. 1. Black out the B-pillars and outline of all side windows. 2. Black out the grill to give some dimension and distinction. 3. Choose different rims...maybe a black mesh style similar to the ZR1.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jason Sieben
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      Brian
      • 2 Years Ago
      I actually wouldn't mind seeing my 2007 Ford Fusion wrapped like that, I think it would look pretty awesome in chrome.
      blitzkrieg550
      • 2 Years Ago
      You think that chrome-wrapped SLR "wears the look well"? That's a damn shame...
      EvoVIII
      • 2 Years Ago
      How about chrome.. matte finish? *If such thing even exist on a car* :-/
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @EvoVIII
        You mean polished aluminum? Making chrome into a matte finish would defeat the purpose of it being chrome.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Elmo
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          tinted up
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Polished aluminum might be kind of hard with a lot of vehicles (carbon fiber roof, hood, etc...).
        Randy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @EvoVIII
        interesting concept. If someone took a picture of the same car from the exact same angle, we could play with it in photoshop and see some combos. Maybe just take the chrome one and throw a mask layer on it to see how it would look. I'm thinking it would be mostly matte and then with light chrome...... Or maybe chrome outters and hood, roof and trunk lids to the pipes matte. Just throwing the ideas out there....
      Michael D. Mitchell
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not bad looking, but not my style. I'm considering trading my CTS for a Regal GS (which performs BEAUTIFULLY, btw), and wrapping it in chrome isn't in the plans.
      HustlinFlip
      • 2 Years Ago
      Whenever I think of Buick, I think of the elderly. I guess these are considered hot imports overseas.
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