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Chrome Plating Champaign IL

Local resource for chrome plating in Champaign, IL. Includes detailed information on local companies providing auto services and which give access to chrome polishing, metal finishing, chrome finishing, powder coating, plating kits, chrome bumpers, metal restoration, as well as to other chrome plating and auto body repair services.

Home Depot #1984
(217) 356-2629
820 Bloomington Road
Champaign, IL
 
Capitol Plbg & Htg Supply
(217) 351-1050
3101 Research Rd
Champaign, IL
 
Champaign Do it Best Hardware
(217) 356-6454
107 West Springfield
Champaign, IL
 
ABC Supply Co.,Inc/Champaign
217-356-4090
701 W Kenyon Rd. Champaign, IL, 61820
Champaign, IL
 
Alexander Lumber Co
(217) 352-5175
910 Bloomington Road
Champaign, IL
 
The Home Depot
(217)356-2629
820 Bloomington Rd
Champaign, IL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Round Barn True Value Hdwe
(217) 352-1100
2010 Round Barn Rd
Champaign, IL
 
ILLINI CONTRACTORS SUPPLY
217-355-0303
706 West Bradley Champaign, IL, 61820
Champaign, IL
 
LOWE'S OF CHAMPAIGN, ILL.
217 373-7300
1904 NORTH PROSPECT AVE. CHAMPAIGN, IL, 61820
Champaign, IL
 
Holt Supply Co
(217) 351-1000
104 S Country Fair Dr
Champaign, IL
 

Tire Talk - Dipping Your Dubs: Tomorrow's Technician

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By Scott Blair
10/1/2006

Adapted from Scott Blair's article in Tire Review



Have you ever wondered how a wheel gets chrome plated? You just dip a dull wheel into a big vat of chrome, and it comes out shiny and new, right? Well, not really. On the contrary, there are vastly different chromeplating processes a mixture of hard science and a little voodoo and each presents unique benefits and problems.

But beyond how its done, the more important question is: How do you, as a future tire technician, make sure your customers know how to care for their new wheels?

Going from Bland to Brilliant
First of all, creating a traditional decorative chrome finish is a multi-step process. Chrome will not adhere to bare aluminum, so you have to build layers of metal that will adhere to each other.

One chrome plater business is Luxury Wheels in Colorado (www.oeplating.com). Luxury uses a process that applies zinc, nickel strike, a layer of copper and four layers of nickel including semi-bright, duplex and bright.

The final nickel layer is then sealed with a layer of chrome. So, what you actually see on the wheel is primarily nickel. The chrome is only a few microns thick and just prevents the nickel from tarnishing.

If you have ever seen a yellowish area on a chrome wheel typically in a deep hole or near a sharp angle this is where the final chrome layer didnt cover well, and the nickel is showing through. These areas are known as low current density areas. By ...

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