Gary Glass

Since Harley Davidson first launched its dream machine, owning a Harley has been nothing short of a certain wish for many bike lovers. The popularity of Harley motorcycles has made the brand a household name of the street bike product segment. When owners express themselves in customization, a veritable pantheon of exceptional roadsters emerges. We are amongst artists.

Diversification in Harley customization projects is perhaps most evident in new chrome wheels exchange. In fact, wheel alteration is one of the most popular methods of customizing a bike. With so many different models and styles for exchange on the market, it is not surprising that best-in-class Harley Davidson sport custom chromium wheel components.

Results to a Harley Davidson owner survey indicated that a very high percentage of those owners would be interested in a custom remodeling of their bikes. They also express that their bike is a reflection of their identity; so much so that those changes should represent their distinct personality on the road. Enter in the exchange of factory wheels for the durability of manufactured chromium alloy wheels.
Why Harley Davidson owners feel so passionate about creating art out of their investment is cited in as many reasons as expressions. The passion for Harley is unmatched, they say. Their motorcycle is an extension of the gift of riding. They see the transformation and feel the exhilaration of a bike born again.

If the longings of a Harley Davidson are not enough, wheel exchange is the next step in realizing the dream. The exchange of factory wheels for chrome plating wheels takes us to places we have never been. So stunning are manufactured chrome rims that owners stand apart from the rest. As one of the least expensive options for customization, chrome wheel exchange is appealing for Harley Davidson owners.

Gary Glass

Stop and think for a moment about what parts of any given classic car are timeless, are renewable, and act to individualize the car? If you guessed chrome accessories like the hood ornament and emblems, you’d be right.

Chrome features are highly desirable by collectors, and with the right knowledge about chrome restoration, you can keep these chrome features in tip-top shape to add value to your classic car and maintain its’ historical authenticity.

Of course, no part of a car is designed to last forever. Consider classic auto restoration to give your car the most value and collector desirability at sale. Restoration is a rewarding process that allows older vehicles to have their most beautiful parts restored to look and run like they did when new, if not better.

What Does Restoration Entail?

Obviously, restoration is about more than just shining it up and putting new tires on it, but classic car restoration can mean different things to different people.

Some usually take the process to mean taking a classic car completely apart to repair and replace anything and everything sub-par and then reassembling to create a car restored to its’ original condition off the assembly line. To others, restoration can mean fixing up the classic car to resurrect it, but stopping short of completely disassembling the car. And, then there are the restorative modifiers that do a full restoration and add a few perks, such as air conditioning or modern transmissions.

Which approach you take will largely depend on how much time, money, and effort you are able to put into the restoration. It will also depend on your motive for restoring the classic car – sale, auction, personal hobby, shows and contests, or as part of a larger historical collection. Most classic car owners interested in sale will aim to be as historically accurate as possible for collection and value purposes.

How To Restore Chrome Features

Rust and corrosion is the vintage car collector’s archenemy. When the chrome plating is worn or scratched, the base metal is exposed to the elements and rust begins to form. The chrome plating then bubbles and begins to flake as the rust ruins the base metal.

So, what do you do?

You can try cleaning and polishing first, but moderate to severe rust and corrosion likely won’t be solved by cleaning and polishing. In this case, you can contact a professional to see if the chrome is a replating candidate.

Gary Glass

– Vegas Fury: Before and After

Thank you Perry A. from Las Vegas, Nevada for sending these before and after pictures of your Honda Fury.  Classic Components chrome plated the wheels, forks, switch housings and handlebar risers.  The bike is seriously tranformed into a custom chopper look by adding these few touches.  In the sunshine of Vegas, this bike is sure to get a lot of attention!