I have the same bumper. I took the hoop off and scuffed it up with steel wool. I then sprayed it with medium gloss John Deere black industrial paint. It matched the bumper perfect and has held up well. It made the bumper look ten times better.That's my favorite 100 series bumper as well. I bought the TJM T3 Classique which is the closest thing to it they currently sell, and I've thought about trying to figure out a way to remove the hoop as well to get the same look. FWIW, the chrome/metal on the hoop has not held up great, so it's additional motivation to get rid of it if possible.