Hmmm ... here is one of the ideas I have had rolling around in the back of my mind for ages.
My truck was painted in "1983 GMC Silver Sand Metallic -code 15E" the last time, and I think it looked very good with it's chrome accents. I had them do the lettering in gloss black at the time, but was never really happy with it.
I was thinking of having the letters air-brushed to resemble a "faux chrome reflection" (i.e. sky blue at top, with grass green at bottom)
Some "Esso Bee" actually stole that rusty old tailgate many years ago, and I found and old "Chevrolet" tailgate to replace it.
Now, (if I ever get back to the restoration) I see that Goodmark makes a couple of tailgates ... both HELLA expensive!
$750.00 with letters
$600 for without letters
So now I'm pondering about just getting a plain tailgate and installing a more modern "GMC" logo, perhaps even a full tailgate applique like you might find on a loaded 88-98 model?