PVD Chrome Problems | Solving Issues with Chipping and Peeling

PVD chrome wheels

Have you ever wondered why the chrome on the inside of your car wheels peels or flakes? How about the chrome chipping? If so, this is due to several factors. But before we get to that, we all know that for many car enthusiasts, wheels are one of the most important parts of their car’s overall appearance. However, considering that they’re closer to the ground and in constant use when driving, they’re exposed to wear and tear and other forms of damage.

Whether you have factory-finish wheels or aftermarket wheels on your car, the last thing you want is to deal with chipping, peeling, or flaking wheels. Buying new wheels can be expensive, so opting to refinish your wheels with PVD chrome finishing can be a great solution to help fix such problems. Now, let us have a look at some of the reasons why wheels peel and chip, why PVD chroming is the solution, and the benefits of PVD chrome-finished wheels.

What Causes Chipping and Peeling of Chrome Wheels?

One of the major causes of wheel damage, especially if you care much about the finish on your rims, is corrosion. Driving through salted winter roads, chemicals, and other corrosive substances on the road will increase the risk of damage to your chrome wheels. While salt is critical when it comes to increasing the traction on roads and melting ice for those living in colder climates, it can severely damage your wheels.

Over time, depending on the type of metal alloy, coating, plating, or finishing you have on your wheels, road salt and other corrosive substances in the environment may end up eating away at your rims, causing peeling, flaking, or chipping. When this goes unchecked, it can cause damage to your tires. Driving too close to the curb, driving over broken pavement, hitting large potholes, and generally not maintaining your wheels may also cause problems.

To protect your wheels against such problems, it’s advisable to understand the different hazards you face, and the steps you can take to have them repaired, such as through PVD chrome finishing, which is recognized as one of the best ways to keep your rims looking their best. PVD chrome finishing offers maximum protection and durability for your wheels.

PVD Chrome Finishing is the Solution

PVD or Physical Vapor Deposition is a time-tested and extensively proven technology that has been in use for decades in industries like the Aerospace industry and is now being used in the automotive industry, specifically in finishing wheels. This state-of-the-art process provides a much superior and alternative method to the traditional chrome plating that has been in use for many years.

Unfortunately, chrome plating is often associated with wheel peeling and pitting on the chrome surface. These problems result from the fact that chrome plating is not an entirely fool-proof solution when it comes to protecting wheels against environmental damage. PVD chrome finishing on the other hand virtually eliminates these problems. Apart from being considered as the wheel finish of the future, PVD chrome finish is O.E.M. approved.

The PVD chrome process involves the application of a special powder-coated primer on the wheels to ensure maximum protection and extended durability. A mixture of PVD chrome finishes like PVD black chrome, PVD onyx chrome, PVD bright chrome, and other PVD specialty colors is then applied in a specially-designed vacuum chamber for that final PVD chrome finish. A clear acrylic coat is added to ensure maximum durability.

The Benefits of PVD Chrome Rims

If you’re looking for a modern chroming method for your factory-finish wheels or aftermarket wheels so you can protect your wheels from problems like wheel peeling, chipping, or flaking, PVD chrome finishing is the solution you can count on. The secret lies in looking for a well-established provider that offers reliable and professional services. Unlike chrome plating, PVD chrome offers a number of benefits:

  • 100% environmentally friendly which ensures years of wheel service
  • PVD chroming is suitable for all extreme weather conditions 80% lighter meaning better overall fuel economy
  • Normal wear and tear, and curb rush is easier to fix with PVD chroming
  • PVD chrome finishes are backed with longer warranties (4-5 years)
  • PVD chrome finishes are available in a wide range of colors to suit your ride style
  • Sleek, beautiful, and durable finish for your wheels
  • Worry-free maintenance of your wheels
  • Require only basic cleaning with water and soap to maintain the shiny look

With PVD chromed wheels, you don’t have to worry about problems like wheel peeling, curb rash, chipping, or corrosion. The right chrome finish will help protect your wheels against these types of damages, and in case your wheels need repair, they can be refinished easily and affordably. The different PVD chrome finishes offered by service providers make it easy to choose a wheel style that matches your ride.

Get Started at Wheel Creations PVD

Whether you want to upgrade your wheels or fix your damaged factory-finish wheels or aftermarket wheels, PVD chrome wheels are the perfect solution for a sleek look. Your car wheels affect the safety, function, and value of your car, so they should be of high-quality and well-maintained. How do you ensure your car wheels improve your driving experience and match your style? Custom rims are the solution, and Wheel Creations PVD is here to help you.

If you want to protect your wheels against problems like wheel peeling and chipping, we offer professional PVD chrome finishing that ensures durable and high-quality wheels that you can use for years without worrying about damage. With over 33 years of experience serving multiple car owners, auto specialty shops, independent tire shops, and car dealerships, you can count on us for top-notch custom PVD chrome wheels.

Want to learn more about how we can help improve the quality and durability of your wheels? Don’t hesitate to talk to our experts at Wheel Creations PVD at (562) 381-2670 or email us at sales@wheelcreationspvd.com to get a quote on a custom set of wheels for your car today.

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