Black Chrome Plating - True Black Color

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Black chrome plating takes a high polish and possesses a depth that is not evident in other chrome finishes. The copper and nickel undercoating makes hard and durable black chrome finishes resistant to rust and corrosion. Highly polished black chrome is often used as a decora-

tive surface for automobile and motorcy-cle parts and household faucets. Tele-scope and microscope manufacturers of-ten use matte finish black chrome on parts to reduce reflectivity. Before chrome, electroplating, metal objects must be thoroughly cleaned. Before the




Many of us have seen or heard of black chrome. It’s been around for years. But what most people don’t know is that traditional black chrome really isn’t (or wasn’t) chrome at all!

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copper and nickel coating is applied, the part is immersed in an electrostatic bath to remove heavy soil. It must be cleaned once more by hand to get rid of any resid-ual dirt and surface impurities. After cleaning, the part is ready for black chrome plating to be applied. Electroplat-ing process requires attention to safety because the chemicals involved are highly caustic and are often carcino-genic. Complying with environmental protection standards for safely using these chemicals can make black chrome plating more expensive than other types of finish.

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 motor-cycle’s customized features act as an ex-tension 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.

How Black Chrome Wheels Began

The popularization of the black wheels on cars started when drivers sought a new and standout feature for their vehi-


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cles. Many newfound drivers would in-stall large chrome wheels and rims to draw attention to their ride. However, as the consumer base became more and more saturated, some drivers wanted a different look. What could be done differ-ently to further customize their ride?

What Popularized Black Chrome Rims

That’s when many drivers began to incor-porate black chrome rims into their arse-nal. “Black is the new chrome,” you would often hear when entering any mod or mechanic shop. The black wheels, es-

pecially those featuring a matte finish, are a stylish, yet unique, approach to sprucing up your automobile. Many cus-tomers who have these black rims in-stalled exclaim how unique and different the installation makes their car.

Whether you are buying your first car or you are buying a super-car, black chrome wheels should be considered.

Let Classic Chrome Plating help you with applying true, original black chrome to your wheels.

Call us toll free at 888-327-4189.