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Anyone ever had wheels dipped/plated in chrome? How much $$$?

I have an idea for wheels on my S-10, but it would require having them either dipped in chrome or chrome plated. I can buy the wheels already chrome from a knock off brand on ebay for about $700, but that defeats the whole purpose as I don't have much money. I though I could pick up a wheel here and there when I find one or get a few extra bucks, then when I have all 4, get them chromed. Has anyone done this or have any idea how much chrome dipping or plating costs?

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Re: Anyone ever had wheels dipped/plated in chrome? How much $$$?

It's gonna run you more than $700, I can tell you that much.

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Re: Anyone ever had wheels dipped/plated in chrome? How much $$$?

Thanks Zeeke. I'm completely content with my ZQ8's, I just thought some chrome IROC's would look cool against the navy blue. Definitely don't wanna spend that much, just thought it could be a cheap, fun upgrade, but the cheap part seems to be the problem.
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Re: Anyone ever had wheels dipped/plated in chrome? How much $$$?

You might as well go aftermarket for IROCs. I have a set of factory ones on my Blazer and had to buy 1.5" spacers for the rear so they fit better. For the price of having a place strip and chrome wheels, you can just buy chrome wheels. I wanted chrome factory 19" for my wife's G8 but for the price of the EXCHANGE for chrome wheels, I bought a set of aftermarket rims for almost half the cost.

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You could also clear powder coat them if you were looking for protection. Im thinking about doing mine maybe one day when i get all the dents and scratches out of them.

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Re: Anyone ever had wheels dipped/plated in chrome? How much $$$?

I had a my B.A.D. Rockstars chromed by http://www.calchrome.com/ a few years ago, They did an awesome job. If I remember correctly, it was $125 each for the 18x7's, and $150 each for my 18x10's. Shipping back and forth really jacks the cost up though.
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