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Motorcycle Wheels and Parts Disclaimer


All parts sent in for custom finish processing must be completely disassembled and checked for proper clearance for added material before shipping. California Chrome Wheel Inc. recommends that disassembly, tire and bearing removal, checking and machine work for proper clearance and assembly, bearing installation and tire mounting, etc. be completed by a professional automotive, motorcycle or machine shop.

Please completely disassemble and remove all gaskets, seals, bearings, races, bolts, brackets, valve stems, tires, etc. from the parts and wheels before freighting. Parts that are sent to us that require disassembly or machine work may be returned to the customer with no work done. Please do not send any parts that are not getting custom finish work done. Do not take the chance of parts getting damaged or lost if no work is being done to the parts.

California Chrome Wheel Inc. is not responsible for the bearing hole clearances, disassembly, checking and machining of clearances for added material for the bearings, brake components, hubs, or other clearances and assembly of the completed part. Your machine shop or installer will need to check and adjust the clearances for the bearings. If the bearings fit tight, you may need to remove material or freeze the bearings to contract and warm the wheel to expand to help with installation. If bearing fit loose, peening, staking or knurling may be needed and or a retaining compound for sleeves and bearings may be needed.

Please note that chrome plating or rechroming a wheel does not guarantee a perfect wheel. Your wheels may appear to be in good condition but may have porosity in the wheel casting which can’t be seen until the finish has been removed or are just below the surface which may be exposed during processing. These casting flaws from porosity in the aluminum alloy base metal if large enough, may not be filled in during the chrome processing and may show through the new chrome as a pit. This porosity or pits are a defect or damage to the base metal of the wheel casting and not due to the chrome plating. Chrome plating and rechrome plating is completed on a best effort basis. We will do the best we can to make the wheels look as good as possible. We process thousands of wheels every year with excellent results.

We recommend wheels with porosity or pitting be bead blasted to help reduce some of the smaller pits and give the wheel a more uniform look. The bead blast cost if needed is $35.00 per wheel. We cannot get the large buffing wheel into every location on the wheel so some of the work will need to be polished with hand tools. Polishing swirl marks may be visible in areas difficult to access and may vary due to wheel size and design. If you would like an approximate price quote on a part, please e-mail pictures of the parts along with the dimensions of length, width and height and the type of material the part is made of such as steel, stainless steel, die cast pot metal, aluminum, etc. so we can properly quote you.

Due to the nature of telephone and e-mail estimates, all prices quoted may vary when the part arrives here at California Chrome Wheel Inc. and the parts are inspected to determine what work needs to be performed. Not all parts are suitable for custom finishing. The customer is responsible for all shipping costs whether no work is done, any portion of work or all work is completed.

Local customers can drop off and pick up to save freight costs. Los Angeles sales tax is 9.5%. No sales tax if shipped outside of California. All prices quoted are in US Dollars.

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