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Hi, is it possible to chrome alloy wheels? Although not ideal, would there be any problem with chroming 5 wheels, one at a time? How much should it cost per wheel? Any questions that I should ask the chrome shop to make sure that I've got the right place?

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What kind of alloy.. im assuming aluminum? Costs a heck of a lot, i think you would be happier just getting them polished and maybe clear coated.
 

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I'm guessing it probably costs as much as the wheel ::
 

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I recommend against it.

Aluminum and Chrome have different expansion rates - did you ever see the Chrome flake off an old set of Crager SS rims? The centers were cast aluminum. That's what happens when the plating is cheaply done or incorrectly prepped.

Now it IS possible to chrome aluminum rims and have it last, however I wouldn't take it too any ol' chrome shop. I would only take it to a plater that specializes in rims and go talk to them, asking to look at similar rims they had plated.
 

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Hmmm, good point. I had a set of Crager Rims that suffered from the chrome rot that you are describing. Thanks for the info.
 
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