Black Chrome Plating – a sleek, sporty alternative
While regular chrome may be the classic look, many car owners have taken to black chrome rims in recent years for a sleeker and more luxurious look. While a regular chrome rims finish draws attention with a bright polish and shine, black chrome has a subtle, understated look that will give your car a sporty appearance. Black chrome wheels also goes on great on almost all types of rim material, making it a great choice for a wide variety of cars. Like regular chrome plating, black chrome is also incredibly durable for maximum wheel protection.
The process of applying a black chrome finish is slightly more intensive than a regular chrome coating. Powder coating rims must be treated with several layers of vaporized metal in a vacuum chamber. They will then be tinted black with an electrostatic coating of a pigmented clear coat finish. Finally, the entire rim is heated in a curing oven to fuse the two layers together and ensure long-term durability.
Due to the complicated nature of this process, a black chrome wheels finish is best on flat rims, without deep grooves or a deep lip. The typical length of this process can be anywhere from 14-20 days, so we ask for your patience when ordering a black chrome custom finish – we promise the wait will be worth it.
Keep in mind that for ‘blacking out’ your car, black chrome will have a significantly different look than a black powder coat. Both finishes look great in their own regards, but black chrome is generally a bit lighter in color and brighter than a solid black powder coating rims. So if you’re looking for something eye-catching, but darker than regular chrome plating, black chrome is the answer you’re looking for.