The stainless steel surround is a simple trim piece that attaches to the surrounding paintwork of plastic grille and just adds that little bit extra that you would normally find on a higher spec/trim vehicle. By using stainless steel it ensures that the trim has a long life and compared to chrome alternatives is much more durable. Installation of the trim piece is simple and utilises a double sided automotive grade tape to hold firmly into place. When installing trim pieces make sure the area is clean, free from wax or grease and that the surface is warm.
We could use a cheap mild steel and then chrome plate it when manufacturing our bars but we don't.
Because after a year or so the trim would look unsightly when weeping rust stains appear. In the iron/carbon mix chromium is also added that gives the steel its stainless qualities. The chromium element stops the iron from oxidising and becoming rust (iron oxide). Road salt used during European winters and sea salt, speed up rust formation and again gives us another good reason to use stainless steel here in the UK & in Europe where our products are sold. Stainless steel can be exposed to the elements all year round and with a little polish now and again, can look as good as the day it came out of the packaging. This is the reason boat makers use stainless, and not mild steel.
Our stainless has a 3-year warranty, features a mirror polished chrome or black powder coated look (on some black finished items) but is in-fact more expensive, more durable, stainless steel.
Fit it once only!