PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating is an alternative to the standard chrome plating method used to coat aluminum vehicle rims. PVD is a layering method, which sandwiches a metal alloy in between a base and top coat of powder coating.
A raw aluminum wheel is sprayed with a powder coat base. The wheel is then placed into a vacuumed chamber with a metal alloy cathode. The metal alloy cathode is then arced to create metallic ion plasma, which is then deposited onto the wheel in an even coating. Once the metallic coating is complete, the wheel is sprayed with a clear powder coat to ensure maximum durability.
The PVD coating is very durable and will not pit or peel like chrome plating can. While the PVD coating will give you the same effect appearance wise as chrome plating, PVD coating is more cost effective. Because of the advanced system that is used for PVD coating, we are able to provide this service in a bright or black finish.
Standard car and truck rims:
- Bright finish: $210 ea.
- Black finish: $225 ea.
- There will be an additional charge of $100 per rim to strip previously chrome plated wheels.
- Time frame on these is 4-8 weeks no exceptions, no expediting.
- We have to have the rims for the duration.
- Tires, weights, and stems must already be off the rims when they come to us.