Before slapping motorcycles with custom chrome plating rims was all the rage, there was auto chrome restoration. For decades this was CCI’s claim to fame. The good news is that it is still our claim to fame. With more than 75 years of experience as an automotive chrome plating service provider, CCI has more experience than anyone when it comes to not only chrome plating, but also restoring classic automobile parts.

Unfortunately, many of the automotive parts that are integral to restoring the classic cars we love came off the line 40, 50, even 60 years ago made with less-than-perfect steel and aluminum metal. Once stripped of their protective coatings, pits, dents and dings are revealed. Those imperfections will be more visible once they are covered in chrome. This is where CCI’s decades of experience in auto chrome restoration becomes invaluable.

CCI’s has a tried and true process for restoring and repairing classic automotive parts before the chrome plating process even begins. This will involve repairing the bent or damaged part, followed by sanding and polishing by technicians with years of experience. Then the part is copper plated to fill in the imperfections of the metal. Once the part is truly restored, then and only then, will the chrome plating processbegin. This ensures that the exceptional chrome plating finish CCI is known for is the end result every time. Check out the pictures of our customer’s `1956 F100 truck below. This is a great example of CCI’s chrome bumper repair and classic car chrome restoration.


Black chrome motorcycle rims are certainly in high demand this season. It could be because CCI’s black chrome plating takes on a high polish and deeper shimmer that you just can’t get with regular chrome. Or maybe it is just because a Suzuki Hayabusa with black chrome rims just looks that much tougher on the road. We think it is because CCI’s black chrome plating service is a superior product that is stronger than many of the other product outs there, especially nickel plating, which for many years was sold as black chrome.

CCI’s black chrome plating service is real chrome plating, not nickel plating. Our copper and nickel builds a hard and durable black chrome finish. Like CCI’s traditional shiny chrome, black chrome is also very scratch resistant. We can plate any part with black chrome and black chrome can make contract with intricate hard-to-reach areas on parts that regular chrome cannot reach. We even keep a stock of some of the most popular motorcycle rims on hand for chrome motorcycle rims exchange. This program allows our customers to send in their undamaged cores along with a deposit and we will send you a pair of black chrome rims. How is that for a shorter lead times! Please give our sales team a call at 1 888.327.4189 and take a look at some pics our black chrome motorcycle parts.


– Aloha and Mahalo from Hawaii

Check out the chrome restoration performed by Classic Components on this 1951 Ford pickup from Hawaii. These parts were corroded die cast/pot metal that now look better than new!  Thank you Brian for the email:

Hi Criseli,

Please let your staff know how happy I am with the finished mouldings and emblem. We don’t have anyone capable of chroming in Hawaii and I’m glad I found your company.

~ Aloha,  Brian