PVD Chrome VS Chrome Plating

Why PVD Chrome is the best choice for your Wheels


PVD Chrome is better for all weather types.

Chrome plating can pit peel or corrode when faced with road salts often used do de-ice roads in the winter months. PVD Chrome wheels have a powder-coated primer before the chrome and a powder coated acrylic clear coat after the chrome to fully protect the wheel and the chrome surface from being eaten away by chemicals such as magnesium chloride.

Curb rash is no problem with PVD Chrome.

Let’s face it, sometimes our worst nightmares can come true. An unexpected curb can jump out of nowhere and damage the chrome on your beautiful wheels. With Chrome plating this curb rash only mean expensive repairs. Neglect leads to peeling and possible corrosion of your alloy wheels. Not good. With PVD Chrome your curb rashed wheels are protected from peeling and corrosion. Better yet, A PVD Chrome wheel can be reworked easily and inexpensively.

Outlasts your Warranty.

Depending on your location, traditional chrome plating will only be warrantied for 2 to 3 years. In some states, chrome platers won’t warranty their work at all! Because PVD Chrome has that protective layer of powder coating, PVD Chrome has a warranty of 4+ years.

Easy to Clean.

Chrome plating requires constant maintenance. Brake dust clings to the wheel that requires special chemical cleaners and polishes to maintain the shiny finish. With PVD Chrome, mild soap and water is the only maintenance required to keep your wheels looking like new. Because we put an acrylic clear coat over the top of our PVD Chrome, the finish acts just as the paint on your car. A non-abrasive polish like McGuire’s PVD Polish or Novis Plastic Polish can be used if desired but is not required.