Parts Chrome Plating Introduction
At California Chrome Wheel Inc., our expertise extends beyond automotive and motorcycle wheels. The metallurgy and science behind electro chrome plating is universal, but the knowledge that is required to get a beautiful, yet durable chrome finish is more of an art form. Unique polishing, and plating equipment is required for the plating of parts, as well as the knowledge and experience to properly process them.
We are proud to offer to our customers, custom chrome plating for motorcycle and automotive parts and accessories. Parts plating available in bright chrome, satin nickel, and gold.
Parts Chrome Plating Pricing
In order for your sales associate to properly quote you, we need to have as much information as possible. Due to the infinite possible combinations of parts and accessories, we do require that you e-mail a photo to us, with a ruler or some other item for size reference, pointing out exactly what pieces will be included in your order for chrome plating. We will reply with a price-per-piece breakdown list. All parts must be completely disassembled down to its most basic components for plating. You can send us an email here
Payment is required prior to any work being performed. Payment for chrome work is accepted via Personal / Company check, PayPal, or Money Order. You may send payment along with the wheels attached to the Customer Instruction Sheet. This will help expedite processing time. If you are unsure of the work to be performed, we can upon receiving your wheels, send you an estimate once we have determined what work needs to be performed.Disassembly and re-assembly is the responsibility of you the customer.
Below is a rough guide to common motorcycle part chrome plating cost
Prices subject to change without notice. Prices may vary depending on the part design and material, etc.
Note: Previously chrome plated wheels and parts require that we remove the original chrome (chrome stripped) before being chrome plated again (rechromed). (Chrome strip processing time is approximately 3 to 10 business days). Rechroming a wheel or part does not guarantee a perfect wheel or part. Please read the rechrome section of the website. See more info here.
Chrome strip charge varies with each wheel and part. We will price you on an individual basis. A concern about chrome stripping a previously chromed motorcycle wheel is the bearing holes, metal races or anything steel attached to the wheel. Part of the chrome strip process is to place the wheel into Nitric acid. Different metals dissolve at different rates. Please remove all seals, bearings, races, tires, valve stems, bolts and anything steel, etc. from the wheels before freighting.
We can plug the bearing holes with rubber plugs to prevent acid from entering. However, there is no guarantee that the plugs will not leak. We can remove the plugs during the copper stage to allow material to enter and tighten up the bearing holes. If the bearing holes are tight, you may want to freeze the bearings to contract them and warm the wheel to expand it to help with bearing installation or if the bearing holes are loose, you may need to peen, stake or knurl the bearing holes and/or use 3M bearing and sleeve adhesive or equivalent.
Examples of chrome plated parts.
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