Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Chrome wheels..

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Chrome wheels..

    I found this site a while back. Price seems decent too.. can't comment on the quality.

    Anyone dealt with them?

    Sportchrome

    www.cardomain.com/id/akrodha

  • #2
    holy crap this is alot of


    another member here has chromed wheels and after the lips got a little dinged up from tire changes, the chrome flaked a little and now the tire always leaks. just something to think about

    2000 tillis plus stuff with some polished stuff and some carbon fiber stuff and a little bit of tlr stuff and some gsxr stuff

    CLICK HERE to donate a couple dollars/rubles/won/yen/euro/pounds/francs/etc to the greatest forum on the web!
    "Aerodynamics are for those who fail to make HORSEPOWER!"
    -Enzo Ferrari-

    Comment


    • #3
      Man that chrome looks sick and is mad I had my swingarm chromed by a local company and got a rock chip and it flaked to hell, no more chrome for me it is all nickel plate for now on baby!

      Comment


      • #4
        i have heard that it adds more weight to the part thats been chromed. so i could only imagine how much all them parts in that pic weigh.
        MY MODS:
        Ackrapovic Evo II full exhaust Head Work,Flowed injectors,Port /Polish exh and intake.cams,subframe,projector headlights,gap mod,Undertray,air/oil breather,pair valve removal,black frame Earth grounding mod . Dynojet PowercommanderII: (Custom Map by Orient Express):Galfer Wave Rotors Front & Rear: Pyramid Hugger:GSXR1k rear brake:A.T.R.E,Galfer Steel braided lines Front & Rear:TLS Cable Clutch Conversion:Woodcraft clipons:Vortex top triple clamp: DID Erv2 gold 520 conversion: Spocket Specialist Titan Tough Sprocket 17/41:GSXR tail: Nocut Frame Sliders:Air Tech Black Chrome Windscreen:LP Carbon Mirrors:Raised Tail 3/4" Ohlins Steering Damper:BRG 1/5 Throttle:GP Tech Fairing Bracket: Clear Alternative tail light:Black rims, ProTeck rearsets.gixxer 1k fender.Bitubo shock,custom projector headlights Race plastics and air tubes by AK composite 3/4 tail rasier custom made by TLDV8
        Going For 440 wet weight.136 +HP. 72 +TQ

        TO BE CONTINUED

        Comment


        • #5
          The nickel coating will oxidize. The chrome film was put over the nickel plate to prevent it from oxidizing. The only way nickel plate will hold up is if it's been plated in an electroless nickel bath or hard nickel bath. Most custom platers use a decorative nickel which has brightners added to the solution. The decorative nickel is better for appearance (depth and shine). It's not that durable by itself. Tom S

          Comment


          • #6
            Everyone talks about chroming bike parts,this is why you dont chrome alaminium.

            Originally posted by customrsb
            Man that chrome looks sick and is mad I had my swingarm chromed by a local company and got a rock chip and it flaked to hell, no more chrome for me it is all nickel plate for now on baby!
            You polish Al to get the chrome/polished affect.

            cheers,
            2006 749 Ducati and a 1998 TLR-1000 track bike

            Comment


            • #7
              Plated you say?
              "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

              Comment


              • #8
                Electromold in Melbourne AU
                "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by kevh
                  holy crap this is alot of


                  another member here has chromed wheels and after the lips got a little dinged up from tire changes, the chrome flaked a little and now the tire always leaks. just something to think about
                  I am that lucky member... do yourself a favor, go all black or something. Chrome is hard as all hell to keep clean. If you want that look, go and polish it. Polishing won't chip off.

                  My tires constantly leak and it drives me crazy, very very crazy in fact. I have to check my tire pressures about 10 times a day. Ok, maybe not that often, but every week or so is still way to much to have to add air.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I don't know why you'd want chrome.
                    I quoted the sme price price ($440) for a polish of both wheels AND the frame!!
                    Buff it up and it looks the same, doesn't add weight, doesn't chip, and is easier to maintain.
                    Did I mention it's a lot cheaper too??
                    If You're Not Living On The Edge, You're Taking Up Too Much Space


                    [SIZE=1][B][COLOR=firebrick]
                    Show Mods: HammerIt TLR/R Fairing, Tail and Undertail, Hugger and Fender * Custom

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      nah, I don't dig on the chrome...
                      Gap Mod, N2Wheelies undertray, fan-switch, Bitubo shock, Chewy's spacers, Riflemans 1/5 turn throttle

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Schussboelie
                        I don't know why you'd want chrome.
                        I quoted the sme price price ($440) for a polish of both wheels AND the frame!!
                        Buff it up and it looks the same, doesn't add weight, doesn't chip, and is easier to maintain.
                        Did I mention it's a lot cheaper too??
                        Polished aluminum looks the same as chrome for about a month at the most but once moisture starts to take effect on it it starts to look worse than stock to me (I hate dulled polished stuff ), and once it dulls down the only way to get it looking new again is to repolish as opposed to a good soap & water bath for chrome. If I had to choose I would find a quality plater and go chrome, especially on the wheels. Polished stainless is good though.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I don't dig the chrome either.. I like mine stock. I just figured with everyone chroming everything somebody might like it.

                          Leave chrome to the cruisers..

                          www.cardomain.com/id/akrodha

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            my last bike was all polished...no more for me ..to dam much upkeep..im to lazy anymore for that..

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I love the polished rims and frame.

                              When i det the $$$ together I will be haveing the Frame,swingarm, and rims polished.

                              Everyone to there own.

                              I know it'll take a lot of cleaning but it sure does look sweet
                              2006 749 Ducati and a 1998 TLR-1000 track bike

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X