My dealer charged $1,000, if I remember right. They have a program set up with someone local who will keep chrome wheels in stock, and will take your stock wheels in trade. They then chrome your wheels for the next chrome order.
I wish I had checked around more locally, I might have found out who did the work and saved some money by going direct.
Has anyone experienced slow leaks once they had their wheels chromed. I heard that one drawback is that they sometimes leak where the chrome touches the sidewall of tire. They also mentioned that sometimes they start to peel when you chrome over aluminium. Alot of wheel distributors are starting to recommend replacing the entire wheel with a chromed one. Those don't peel down the road and have much fewer complains of the slow leaks at sidewall.:3: :8:
A good chrome plater (and they are literally a dying breed, as plating is among the most toxic of all automotive-type industries) will know that you must strip/etch(chemically and/or physically through sanblasting) the aluminum wheel, plate in several layers of base metals to electrically isolate the aluminun from the incompatiable chrome, plate it in copper, polish the copper, etch the copper, plate on several layers of chrome -- buffing/cleaning between layers.
This is not an "overnight" process. I would expect $150-200/wheel would be a floor price, below that either they are cutting corners or losing money. If it is a shop in a highly regulated area (not just EPA/OSHA type stuff, but local ordinance might prohibit platers since in the past MANY platers dumped effulant into sewers and were banned) $1000 for a set is within the understandable range.
A friend's dad used to run a big operation in St. Louis, now all they do is plastics, much easier/less toxic.
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