I'm not sure why, but I really dislike Chrome.
I used black Plasti Dip to black out my rear badges.
For those of you who haven't used this stuff, it is mostly rubber, dries firm, but not hard,, non tacky, and with a little effort, can be removed years later.
You can paint it for added toughness and color.
It actually protects the paint or badges that you apply it to from road salt, mag chloride and UV rays.
This Ford emblem was sprayed several years ago. It used to be blue. The Plasti Dip gets into the finest cracks. Pretty cool.
You don't have to mask off the whole car. This stuff is real heavy and doesn't travel through the air as easily as paint does. If you wax your car before hand, it peels off much easier. Just clean the badges really well prior to spraying them with the dip.
A clean soft rag will remove overspray.
I masked it off like this. Pull the tape off carefully, down and away from the letters.
And then gently peel away from the letters like ths.
A wooden toothpick is needed to remove the dip from the center of the letters. It won't scratch your paint.. Pulling down and away from the letters.. (You can leave those centers black if you wish) I picked mine out.