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nyzryd3
11-25-2004, 05:15 PM
Any of you guys know where to go if I want to get my rims chromed. and how much do they charge..???

Thanks.

Justin e36
11-25-2004, 05:19 PM
you're asking this on the wrong forum. guys on this forum hate chrome.. :/

Betray
11-25-2004, 07:04 PM
i love chrome flares!

EstorilM3
11-25-2004, 11:05 PM
Any of you guys know where to go if I want to get my rims chromed. and how much do they charge..???

Thanks.

A few years ago I checked with these people
http://www.wheelfix.com/

They're well known in Southern Ontario for quality rim repairs. I had mine redone by them on another car.

In any event, they told me they don't do chrome finishing, because it's too expensive, too time consuming, and too complictated for them.
If you really insist, they'll take the wheels, send them to US somewhere and do them there.
You could give them a call to see if they changed their mind.

Frankly, I don't think anyone in Canada (at least in Southern Ontario) chromes large car wheels.

A shop in Scarborough (can't recall the name now - they used to be in the yellow pages) does chroming for industry (like for furniture manufacturers), and occasionally for Harley bike owners, but they are ultra expensive; you might as well buy a new car! ;)

Alezone
11-25-2004, 11:13 PM
i used wheel fix, and they wasn't as good as I expected.

moregothanshow
11-26-2004, 02:58 AM
doesnt chrome dipping weaken the rim?!? something i heard, not sure form where but maybe something to look into....
Good luck

Godspeed
11-26-2004, 10:37 AM
doesnt chrome dipping weaken the rim?!?
How? Haven't heard of that, but I just saw a 7 with chromed 20's and 3 of the 4 are bent, so now I'm curious. :huh?:

They were sent to California to be chromed.

moregothanshow
11-26-2004, 11:19 AM
i think i remember something about "changing the metalergic properties" was the term used... like i said correct me if im wrong...

nyzryd3
11-26-2004, 02:21 PM
thanks a lot guys for the input. I was just curios. Majority had said that it is expensive, and might as well buy new wheels. oh well, Thanks again.

RevShoT
11-26-2004, 07:42 PM
just to give you an example of how expensive chrome is, on my old Trans Am, i wanted to get my tail light covers chromed (there couple strips of metal going across the light) he quoted me 500 CAN for just one!!!!

oh and sorry to steal the thread but has anyone ever considered annodizing their aluminum rims?

moregothanshow
11-26-2004, 11:57 PM
anodizing would be hottness....