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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.

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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.