So I bought (4) 17" Ford chrome wheels off Craigslist for $100. Condition isn't the best because around the centercaps and in where the lug nuts go it is flaked off and sort of pitted. Also on the inside of the wheel the chrome is almost completely gone.
I called the local chrome plating business and they want almost $320 per wheel to do it. I also called a few powder coating businesses and they said they can not powder coat over chrome.
Aside from plastidip (tried black on stock wheels.. Hated the look) what can I do? Or should I chalk this one up to a bad buy? I will add pictures as soon as I can.
Chrome is not cheap whatsoever the process is time consuming and requires a good amount of work. Any good powdercoating shop should be able to just sand blast or media blast them to remove it all. Prep and powder the color you want. Expect anywhere from 150-250 a wheel tho aside from the costs of mounting and dismounting
Well I called another powder coat place and he did say he could sandblast them as best he could. Then coat them whatever if like. But so far he has sent 2 set of wheels back this year already because he couldn't do anything with them. Maybe the shops locally aren't equipped to remove it properly. I don't know I'll have to weigh my options I guess. Pics tomorrow.