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At Classic Chrome Plating, we are often asked if plastic chrome plating is available for vehicles that are made from plastic or other materials. The truth is that today, there are light weight and flexible automobile solutions that automakers are using that make chrome plating car parts that are no longer traditionally made from metal important.

What Materials Can be Electroplated

With chrome plating, you do end up with a metallic look that is eye catching and stunning. This is different from plastic trim, which serves the purpose of protection, but doesn’t offer the elegance and charm that chrome offers. Fortunately, all materials can be electroplated, which means that you can cover that plastic trim in chrome. However, you cannot do it in the same manner you’d traditionally do it, since they are not conductive to electricity.

Chrome Plating Plastic Parts

For plastic, the process begins with chromic acid and an industry blend of chemicals being placed over the plastic. A layer of copper is then applied over this, as it allows for thermal expansion to take place. Next, a couple of nickel layers are done and then a base layer of chrome is added in. An authentic layer of chrome that adheres perfectly to the vehicle follows this.

This means you can experience the breathtaking beauty of the chrome, without having to worry about the plastic that lies underneath. If you are ready to transform the exterior of your vehicle and add some elegance and charm to it, then contact the experts at Classic Chrome Plating today. Our team of professionals will help you to properly plate your vehicle, so that the chrome looks factory installed, without the price tag that would otherwise be associated with the process.

One Response to Plastic Chrome Plating of Car and Motorcycle Bumpers and Parts

  1. Frank Guanti says:

    I’d like information. I have a 2015 mustang. 18 inch wheels.what is the cost to docustom chrome plating on my factory wheels. The cost of my wheels was $985 extra

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