Why Choose Black Chrome or Chrome Plating?

Black Chrome Rims on Motorcycle

For many industrial applications and automotive, chrome is now the most popular finish. This is because of the ultra-bright luster, ease of care, and attractive mirror-like look and shine. Moreover, there are many reasons why chrome is used, including resistance to wear and corrosion and durability in harsh conditions. Most people think of chrome as a colorless, highly reflective finish. However, chrome is available in numerous colors for chrome plating applications.

How Chrome is Achieved

Metal finishes use black plating made from oxidized nickel to achieve a particular look. The

There are numerous advantages of using black chrome finish including:

• No need to purchase new parts for existing bright finish.
• Black chrome covers difficult-to-reach areas and parts
• No clear coat required because no discoloration or scratching occurs

Chrome on Wheels and Parts

Black Chrome Plating Parts for Chevrolet

Classic Chrome Plating is currently offering swing arms and black on black chrome, parts, frames, and wheels. Other purchasable parts come with a 40 percent additional charge. They have a benefit of resistance to harsh weather conditions.

This season has seen black chrome motorcycle rims in a higher demand this season. This is because of the deeper shimmer and high polish on regular chrome.

Why Choose Chrome Plating?

Chrome is rugged because there is no oxidation or corrosion. The heavy-duty finishes last forever when they are placed in right conditions. It can look shiny even though it is not lightweight. There are various benefits as to why you should consider chrome plating.

1. Protection from Moisture
When chromium plating hardens, it protects the product from moisture to inhibit rust.

2. Outside look
When black chrome rims plating is used, the finished look is all black. Many car and motorcycle owners like this look.

3. Increased car part size
Sometimes chrome plating helps fix problems when a car part is made smaller that its normal size by giving it an attractive appearance.


Black Rims: Popularity Growth

Black chrome rims are becoming the new norm for custom car and motorcycle enthusiasts around the country. Many drivers feel as though their car or motorcycle’s customized features act as an extension of their personality. While many manufacturers deliver it the same, the way that the owner specializes it to fit their needs is what separates a nice car from a mediocre one. (more…)


Every year, a variety of SUVs and cars hit the market. While their styles and types may be different, most new cars come with standard wheels, but many people want to change them to black chrome rims. Currently, black chrome wheels and rims seem to be trending. Black chrome is not a novel look, however, few people know that traditionally, black chrome was not and is not really chrome. (more…)


Are you tired of that blinged out chrome plating look? Black chrome wheels are always an alternative that gives your bike a darker shine. Black chrome wheels work especially well when your bike has darker color schemes like it did with the customer’s bike below.

Dale B. took 1st and 3rd place in a contest a couple of years ago with the help of CCI’s black chrome plating service. Like our regular chrome plating, black chrome is scratch resistant and protects your rims, but now your bike will have an original look. Check out Dale’s before and after pics.

Black Chrome Wheels

Black Chrome Motorcycle Rims


– Another Happy Black Chrome Customer

Thank you Kevin F. from Newport Beach, CA for sending pics of his freshly chromed and installed wheels.  This 2007 Porsche 911 has an entirely new look after the wheels were plated in Classic Components Black Ebony Chrome finish. Call or email us today to transform your ride!