Dealerships Say Damaged Chrome Rims Can’t be Fixed? We’ve Got You Covered!

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Replacing the wheels on your car can be a hefty expense, especially if you’re not expecting it. Unfortunately, as the part of your vehicle that’s most vulnerable to weather conditions and road hazards, wheels can incur a lot of unanticipated damage. Hitting a pothole, driving over a curb, or moving through a particularly rough patch of broken pavement all have the potential to damage the rim of your car. And that doesn’t even begin to cover the corrosion and pitting that can be just as disastrous to the overall lifespan of your vehicle.

Oftentimes, dealerships are the first line of defense for dealing with damage to your car. However, while dealerships have substantial knowledge about your particular vehicle model, wheels are not their bread and butter. Instead of fixing a damaged chrome rim, they’ll often claim that your rims are beyond repair, forcing you to purchase an entirely new set due to the damage on a single wheel. Now, an accidental scrape of the curb or unavoidable natural corrosion has disastrous—and expensive—consequences.

At Wheel Creations PVD, however, we know that replacing your chrome rims isn’t your only option. With over 33 years of experience in the custom wheel industry, we’ve refined our processes to effectively repair damaged wheels and make them as good as new—sometimes even better. Keep reading to see how our physical vapor deposition chrome coating can be used to restore your wheels to a bright and shiny finish, with an extra layer of protection for future driving mishaps.

The Dangers of Damaged Wheels

Although it might not seem like a big deal at first, damaged wheels can be disastrous to the safety and overall operation of your vehicle. Common rim damage includes bent rims and corrosion of your rims that can be caused by natural exposure to moisture, dust, dirt, and harmful chemicals. Basically, just operating your vehicle as intended can still cause problems for your rims.

Given that damage is almost inevitable, it’s tempting to overlook problems with your rims. However, damaged wheels can severely impact the safety of your vehicle. Not only can they lead to blowouts, but they can also cause mechanical issues if left alone for too long. Corrosion specifically can spread to other parts of your vehicle’s driveline, leading to problems with the overall handling and control of your vehicle and decreasing your maneuverability.

Damaged rims are a danger, both to yourself and to anyone else who happens to enter your vehicle. Thankfully, at Wheel Creations PVD, we’re able to repair and restore your damaged rims, and ensure more durability for your wheels in the future.

Understanding Physical Vapor Deposition Chrome

Physical vapor deposition chrome, also known as PVD, was originally designed for use in the aerospace industry. Unlike traditional chrome plating, physical vapor deposition chrome coating protects your rims against the corrosion that naturally occurs as you drive your vehicle. By protecting against oxidation and erosion on your rims, PVD chrome enhances the durability of your rims and increases their overall lifespan.

Not only is physical vapor deposition chrome coating a 100% environmentally friendly process, it’s also 80% lighter than traditional chrome plating, which increases the fuel economy of your vehicle. PVD chrome boasts a bright and shiny finish that will upgrade the aesthetic of your car, but it’s the unique utility of this durable finishing process that makes PVD chrome the ultimate choice for custom rims.

Repairing Your Chrome Rims

If your chrome rims are damaged, the last thing you want to do is purchase an entirely new set of custom wheels. At Wheel Creations PVD, you don’t have to. Among our many services for providing physical vapor deposition chrome coating that fits every customer’s needs, we also offer reliable wheel restoration and repair for chrome and PVD chrome rims. Gone are the days of arguing with the dealership about the feasibility of repairing your damaged wheel. At Wheel Creations PVD, restoring curbed or corroded rims is a pain-free process.

If you have steel, aluminum, or other chrome coating on your wheels that needs repairing, we can strip and re-chrome the damaged parts to restore your rims to mint condition using our state-of-the-art technology. Our five-step physical vapor deposition chrome coating process ensures maximum durability for your rim, resulting in a rim that can withstand the normal wear-and-tear that occurs while driving a vehicle.

We provide a large variety of chrome finishes, including black chrome, onyx chrome, and bright chrome. Our wide-ranging offerings allow us to provide our customers with a physical vapor deposition chrome finish that fits their individual needs. Plus, our experienced team can answer any questions you have about the damage and subsequent repairs on your vehicle, so you can make an informed decision about your rims, instead of relying on someone else to make the right choices for your vehicle.

Repair Your Chrome Rims at Wheel Creations PVD

At Wheel Creations PVD, we have everything you need to repair curbed and corroded rims. Instead of purchasing a brand new set of wheels from the dealership, you can save your hard-earned money and improve your vehicle’s safety and overall aesthetic appeal. Plus, our all-weather physical vapor deposition chrome can improve the durability of your rims and keep you from making the same repairs a few months down the line. Our restoration services can repair your PVD chrome coated wheels, but they can also repair traditional chrome finishing and provide the many benefits of PVD chrome to your rims in the process. From that perspective, damaging your wheels may be the best thing that ever happened to your car, as long as you get them repaired with Wheel Creations PVD.

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If you have any questions about our restoration services or our physical vapor deposition chrome coating, please contact us at (562) 381-2670 or email us at

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