PVD vs Chrome Plating

PVD Chrome

  • + PVD Chrome finishes are 100 times lighter than traditional chrome.

  • + PVD Chrome finishes do not add any additional weight to the wheel.

  • + PVD Chrome finishes are completely environmentally green.

  • + Five year, 100,000 mile warranty that covers against pitting and peeling.

  • + Damaged PVD wheels can be repaired or re-coated.

  • + PVD wheels can be used year-round and only require basic cleaning with warm soapy water.

  • + The entire PVD coating process is completed in the United States.

Traditional Chrome Plating

  • + Traditional chrome plating will almost always start to pit & peel within 12-24 months.

  • + Traditional chrome plating adds an average of 2 to 3 pounds per wheel.

  • + Chrome plating involves the use of very toxic chemicals and is close to being banned in Europe and the U.S.

  • + Damaged chrome plated wheels usually cannot be repaired or re-plated.

  • + Chrome plated wheels require a lot of preventive maintenance and should be removed for winter months.