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Chrome Plating Wyoming MI

Local resource for chrome plating in Wyoming, MI. 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.

The Home Depot
(616)724-2280
257 54th Street SW
Wyoming, MI
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(616)447-0100
2727 Alpine Ave NW
Walker, MI
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(616)975-4440
4646 28th Street, SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Etna Supply Co
(616) 241-5414
529 32nd St SE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Lowe's
(616) 406-0200
4705 Canal Avenue
Grandville, MI
Hours
M-SA 7 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

The Home Depot
(616)257-9559
4900 Wilson Ave SW
Grandville, MI
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Home Depot #2715
(616) 975-4440
4646 28th Street, SE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Godwin Hardware Inc.
(616) 247-5022
1639 Chicago Dr S W
Wyoming, MI
 
Godwin Hardware, Inc.
(616) 243-3131
3703 S. Division Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Godwin Plumbing
(616) 243-3131
3703 S. Division
Grand Rapids, MI
 

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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