Fix Deteriorating Rims with Chrome Wheel Repair

Rims that have been chrome plated are increasing in popularity all the time because they are attractive and reflective. When they are new, they look attractive and nearly perfect in every detail. Once they’ve begun to wear the glamor is gone and in its place is a veritable eyesore that needs to be corrected.

What causes the deterioration of chrome wheels?

The normal wear and tear that takes place on the roadway is just one reason that your gorgeous chrome wheels begin to show signs of decay. Chrome rims are plated, not painted so they are more difficult to refinish and may wear down more rapidly.

What happens is that when you are driving, gravel or stones from the roadway is kicked up and it hits the wheels, causing small abrasions to take place. The abrasions take place in the barrel of the rim as well as on the face of it. On top of that the movement of the tire on the rim will cause deterioration too. Even more, salt on the roadway takes away from it too.

Repair Your Chrome Wheels

Repairing chrome wheels or chrome rim repair is possible, and if you catch them in time the odds are good that it won’t be as expensive as you thought it might be. Rim repair starts with sand blasting, shot blasting and then smoothing out the damages that have taken place Once that is done, you’ll get the wheels replated with copper and zinc so that the chrome will hold and then the chrome is added over the top.

All on all there isn’t a great deal of cost that goes into the repair of your chrome wheels. Chrome rim repair is fairly cost effective and it can be done relatively quickly. Bear in mind that the faster you catch the damage the less cost and time will be incurred by you when it comes time for the repair.


Chrome wheels look nothing short of fantastic on the right car or motorcycle. These ultra-reflective wheels can add a touch of class to an otherwise ordinary vehicle. If you’re restoring a classic hot rod, chrome wheels are probably high on your agenda. (more…)


The Annual World of Wheels made stops around the United States earlier this year. World of Wheels is an opportunity for Hot Rod builders, classic car restoration specialists, and modern day customizers, to showcase their talent with some of America’s most impressive cars. (more…)


Chrome wheels will lose some of their splendid appearance with the passage of time. From slight wear to serious deterioration, chrome wheels will sooner or later need a professional touch.

Chrome rim restoration is much more affordable than buying new wheels, which is why many people opt for the procedure.

It’s important to keep in mind that chrome rim repairs are highly specialized. A number of steps have to be followed for the processing of a wheel that is already chrome plated. Thus, finding the right experts for the job will be determining for the outcome. (more…)


Chrome wheels need a little restoration for them to look good as new. However, there are times that damages need repair. That is why having chrome rim repair by a professional helps restore your rims to their original performance. (more…)


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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