#BlackIsTheNewChrome

#BlackIsTheNewChrome

One of the most noticeable ways to customize a vehicle is the addition of custom wheels. Adding a bold color to your aftermarket wheels will turn heads and make a tremendous impact on the overall condition and longevity of your wheels. Every Job Shop has a “go-to” gloss black but why has gloss black become so popular and what happened to that classic chrome-look?

Black is a Versatile Color 

To start with, gloss black looks great! Its dark but shiny appearance compliments almost all other colors. The most popular colors for cars, trucks, SUVs and other vehicles are traditionally black, white, silver, and grey. However, it also compliments red, yellow, blue and other bright colors. Black rims are like putting dark sunglasses on your car!

The King is Dead…

Well, not “dead” but past its prime. All things being equal – chrome would probably still rule the day as it did for decades. However, chrome is an exceptionally soft metal. Wheels will not be made entirely out of chrome because of their delicate nature, so it is used as a “plating” over other metals to give it a smooth, bright finish. Alternatively, auto manufacturers now use “chrome paint” due to environmental issues, but chrome paints do not achieve the same gloss levels and tend to wear, fade or begin to flake very easily.

There are several environmental issues with traditional chrome plating. It uses toxic acid baths and may cause various health conditions. Pollution is a major concern as the byproducts of chrome plating are hazardous substances​​​​​​​. * VOCs in liquid paints are bad enough, but the chrome plating process is even worse.

There is no better time to make the switch. The results are amazing - check out these wheel transformations from chrome to black by @lonestar_wheel_repair!​​​​​​​

Do you want this look? Discover our endless black powder coatings products below:

DESCRIPTION

GLOSS

BLACK

ID

 Super High Gloss

95

Wet Black

49/80036

 High Gloss 

90

Bengal Black

49/88888

 Glossy

85

Gloss Black

39/80010

   

Alaska Black

49/80600

   

RAL 9005

49/82830

   

Super Durable Black

38/80010

   

Sealkor Black

223/80005

 High Semi Gloss

70

OGF Black

49/80720

 Semi Gloss

60

Black Semi

39/80040

   

Sealkor Black Semi

223/80001

   

Alaska Medium Black

49/81231

   

PacCar Black Semi

49/80033

   

Railing Black

38/81009

   

Black Mar Resistant

418/80020

 Low Semi Gloss

45

Black Semi Matte

49/81430

 Satin 

30

Jet Black

38/80020

 Matte

20

Black Matte

39/80020

   

RAL 9005 Matte

49/80350

   

Alaska Black Matte

49/81210

 Flat  

5

Solar Black Flat

44/80060

   

Black Magic Flat

44/80066

   

Millennium Black Flat

44/90053

   

Flat Epoxy Flat (interior)

69/80291

   

Anodized Black Flat

61/80079

We have a huge selectin of black powder coatings in stock – high gloss, glossy, semi-gloss, satin, matte, flat matte, textured, metallic, 3D Metallic. Be a boss – choose your gloss!

Visit our Color Selector to browse the possibilities.

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Black Wheels add "Attitude" to a vehicles in one's efforts to personalize their ride!!

Black Wheels add "Attitude" to a vehicles in one's efforts to personalize their ride!!

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