How To Chrome Wheels – Motorcycle / Auto
Learn how the plating process works
Learn how the plating (decorative electroplating) process for wheels ( automotive or motorcycle) is done. Here you will see a video with desktop captions explaining the technical steps.
These wheel have ALREADY been electro-chemical strip to the base metal (substrate) and base metal grind / metal machine polished with hand tool detailing. These wheels have ALREADY been zincated and copper plated and copper buffed.
The Video on how to chrome a wheel
The video showcases the final electroplating process pending which is bright nickel plating, drag out, and water rinse then to the final plating process which is chrome plating. Below is a DESKTOP CAPTION SUMMERY OF THE PROCESS (not viewable on mobil devices).
Video “How to Chrome a Wheel” Caption Transcript
0:08sec: This wheel has already been strip, metal polish ( 3 step ) with hand tool detailing the base metal and copper plated and copper buffed out. We are now cleaning this wheel to take it to the bright nickel plating process
0:57sec: Drag Out and then Rinsing – this prevent cross contamination of plating process. Keeping the part wet is also critical in order to maintain surface activation
1:30min: Wheel is ready for the bright nickel plating process
1:50min: After the parts or wheels stay in the bright nickel plating process ( aprox 30min to 1 hour – varies) it is pulled out from the bath for drag out and then rinsing
3:30min: Visual Inspection before going into the final plating process – Chrome plating
4min: Click Thumbs Up if you liked and made it this far – Wheel is being prepare with proper tooling in order to improve chrome plating coverage
5:20min: Final plating process – Chrome plating
6:50min: Rinsing and final visual inpection