Can Chrome Actually Be Conservative?
Look at this custom-wrapped Audi R8. Half the vehicle is wrapped in chrome, and you know what? It doesn't look terrible. For every Yin there is a Yang, and for every trend that results in attractive vehicles, like matte paint, there is the chromed-out fad. 99% of these chrome cars look like absolute garbage, but when mixed in with another tone, the R8 above isn't so bad. I wish I could say more for the Corvette below. Single-tone chrome is just a disaster. What motivates a person to do something like this? When you look at the Audi, someone say the potential of chrome, but not in its current form. They had to get creative. The owner of this Corvette was just lazy. I weep for the Republic, every time a vehicular travesty like this sees the light of day.
Like I said, there is a flip side to everything, but in the case of car customization, for every classy R8 mod, there are a hundred tasteless projects. It's just part of car culture.
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