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Has anyone tried these wheels out?My truck has the painted wheels ans I really like the chrome look.TIA.Dave
Do you have a link to the EBay item? I'm not familiar with PVD. Generally, a coating will be a pain to work with, as is chrome plating.Has anyone tried these wheels out?My truck has the painted wheels ans I really like the chrome look.TIA.Dave
And from Second Chance Garage:Standard car and truck rims:
Bright finish: $170 ea.
Black finish: $185 ea.
There will be an additional charge of $100 per rim to strip previously chrome plated wheels.
Time frame on these is 4-8 weeks no exceptions, no expediting.
We have to have the rims for the duration.
Tires must already be off the rims when they come to us.
Auto Anything and a couple other sites say:Dick Niborski of Winona PVD Coatings—a company based in Warsaw, Ind.—gave a seminar about PVD coatings at The Shop Show in Indianapolis. Winona PVD Coatings built a factory to do PVD work for automakers like Ford. It has done tens of thousands of wheels for Ford Mustangs and F-150 trucks. Wheels coated using the PVD process look even shinier than chrome wheels. And after testing, manufacturers have determined that they can warrantee a PVD coated wheel up to five times longer than they will warrantee conventional chrome plated wheels.
However it might be a case of one guy makes a claim and others parrot it. I don't know.A Breakdown of PVD Rims
There’s a lot to like about PVD wheels. For one, they can weigh as much as 2-3 lbs less than their chrome counterparts. This is because the actual media used to coat the wheels weighs far less than traditional chrome plating. Because PVD doesn’t add extra weight to your wheels, this helps decrease rotating mass. This reduction in weight is always good to boost your ability to get up and go.
Chrome wheels on new Cars are all PVD now, not chrome. The process deposits a thin layer of metal over a coated substrate that is very close to chrome. Then the part is clearcoated. So the finish is just as durable as the OEM paint on the car and needs to be waxed like a car finish to maintain. They can deposit other metals to for a different look or tint the clear with color over the chrome coating.Well I bit the bullet and ordered these today.Won't ship until the end of August. Will let everyone kno when they get installed.