Gary Glass

Where to Get Chrome Rims Dipped?

Chrome rims revolutionize your vehicle or motorcycle into the sporty look you want. Not only do they add to the general durability of your vehicle tires, but also create a classy and attractive look.

What is Chrome Plating?

Chrome is plating made from light skin chromium and fitted on metals to produce a strikingly attractive mirror-like appearance. Chrome can be added to rims of different diameters, ranging from 13 inches to as big as 26 inches. When it comes to color, these rims produce a silver, shiny finish that you can see yourself in. There’s also black chrome and the ability to add any color to rims through candy chrome. The good thing about Chrome rims is the fact that you can customize them to suit your taste.

Care and Maintenance of Chrome Rims

Chrome rims require exceptional care and maintenance. If your rims are plated with dirt, wash them using a sponge lathed with a non-antiseptic soap. Always avoid antiseptic soaps, as the chemicals present in them can damage the attractive luster of chrome. Also, avoid pressurized car washing on your rims. The excessive pressure used by these washing machines can cause irreversible damage to your chrome layer.

Where to Get Your Rims Chrome Plated

At our chrome plating company, we utilize copper, bright, and semi-bright nickel as well as chromium in a 24-step chrome plating procedure. Our team of highly qualified engineers ensure that you get the best chrome application to your rims performs the entire process. Additionally, we specialize in filling and repair, welding as well as restoration services at an extra cost.

All of our jobs are completed in-house. We highly advise our potential clients to be always wary of certain companies, which portray themselves as plating shops but end up sending their projects to 3rd party companies.

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Custom Chrome Plating the Classics

Highly decorative, protective, and with the ability to transform your classic automobile in to a true head turner, chrome plating your rims and other hardware is a project worth doing. If you’re the owner of a classic car, there’s unlimited potential to restore and add style with chrome. Classic Components Inc. is the perfect detailer to reveal the looks that your vehicle deserves. Let’s take a look at three of our recent projects. Who knows, maybe yours could be next?

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The warm weather is definitely here, but there are plenty of months of great riding weather left this season, regardless of where you live. If you are looking to outfit your bike with custom chrome plating, and want to do it fast, you should consider our chrome motorcycle wheel exchange. With CCI’s chrome wheels exchange program, you can reduce your turnaround time to as little as 2 to 3 weeks.

With the addition of our new nickel and copper tanks, CCI has increased plating capacity 25% to 35%. This increased capacity will help up us build our stock of chrome rims available for chrome motorcycle rims exchange services. We already keep a large stock of sport bike, metric cruiser and Harley Davidson rims in stock and covered in show quality chrome plating. Check out the picture below.

For those who don’t know, there are two ways to take advantage of our chrome motorcycle rims exchange program.

1) Send us your excellent condition core rims first, along with required order form, and we will send out your rims as soon as we receive yours. Please call ahead to find out which models are in stock.

2) Call now and pay a deposit for your excellent condition motorcycle rims, plus the cost of chrome plated rims, and we will send you out chrome plated rims. Once you receive them, send CCI your excellent condition core rims. Upon receipt of your core rims, CCI will credit back your account.

Our chrome motorcycle wheel exchange program is very simple and you can have show quality chrome in as little as two weeks. Be sure to check out our chrome exchange price list and call to confirm our available stock.

Chrome Motorcycle Rims Exchange

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We always stand behind our chrome plating services at Classic Components Inc. The words show quality chrome plating are not just words to us, they are at the heart of our core values. However it is always great when we are asked to be a part to of great bike builds that get a lot of recognition.

Mad Wheels Inc. took home two of the three Baddest Baggers of the year from American Bagger Magazine. The past several months has seen a lot of custom bagger parts and requests to chrome plate bagger rims as everyone gets prepared for bike weeks across the country. Custom Baggers are more popular than ever and they keep getting more and more extreme and unique. Mad Wheels Inc., really thought outside the box with these two award winners. Check out the old school Knuckle Dragger sporting a 30” rim with CCI’s chrome plating complete with a white wall beauty ring. I love those white walls! The Sturgis crowd did too, as the Knuckle Dragger took home first place. Mad Wheels took it to the extreme for the Galveston, Texas show with it copper plated Rat Bike with a huge copper plated front rim from CCI.

We are proud to have to been a part of these great custom bikes, which represent some very original ideas. Chrome rim restoration for your Harley bagger parts and rims is as simple as a quick phone call to CCI at (888) 327-4189.

Custom Bagger Parts

Chrome Harley Wheels

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Chrome plating uses the process of electroplating to seal an underlying metal with a thin layer of chromium. Although some use chrome plating for decorative purposes, it serves as a layer of protection for the metal underneath. Often chrome is applied to metal parts or areas that are susceptible to corrosion or damage.

The Process of Chrome Plating – Cleaning

A chrome plating service is a five-step process. In the first stage, it is important to pay attention to the metal receiving the treatment. Grease will be removed from the metal by way of chemicals, ensuring that the surface doesn’t have any residue or materials that would keep the chrome from taking. In addition, a thorough cleaning to remove any residue including dirt particles that might affect how the process holds up over time will follow the degreasing.

The Process of Chrome Plating – Treatment

In the third stage of the process, the chrome plating company will put the base metal through a series of treatments. Treating the metal will smooth the surface. This step is important because the metal must be as smooth as possible to improve the durability of the chrome. The goal is to make the chrome plating service as effective as possible to protect the metal and minimize re-application. Once the metal has been properly smoothed, it is placed in a vat for the application of the pretreatment solution. While in the vat, the metal can be slowly warmed up to the target temperature.

The Process of Chrome Plating – Final Stages

The final stage involves the actual plating of the metal. In essence, allowing the metal to sit in the vat with the chromium components does this. The components will etch their way into the metal. The desired thickness of the chrome plate will determine how long the metal should be left in the vat.

When done to industry standards, proper chrome plating will last for many years. They serve to enhance the aesthetics of a piece and prepare it to survive many years to come. Metal bumpers, sink faucets, and other chrome fixtures will look great and protect the metal for many years with only basic maintenance.