PVD stands for Particle Vapor Deposition. This process entails stripping the original coating off of your wheels down to bare aluminum. The wheel is sand blasted and chemically treated for cleaning and adhesion purposes. The wheel has a base coat of black applied to it. Then the wheel can be coating in a PVD vacuum chamber. Literally, the wheel is coated with chromium vapor. The gas that is used during this process will effect the end appearance so you can have the coating finished in traditional “chrome” or in “black chrome”. The wheel can finally be top coated with a clear coat so that it will hold up and last much longer then traditional chrome plating – especially in snowy or salty environments.
We offer cutting-edge PVD chroming as an alternative to chrome plating. The PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) process is more environmentally friendly and produces a superior and a highly durable finish which strongly resembles the high gloss of chrome plating. You can choose between two finishes: the Bright PVD Chrome or the Black PVD Chrome.