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Hello all. I'm wanting to have the wheels on my 02Gixx6 chromed. I live in West Virginia, and the best price I can find is about $800. Do ANY of you know where I can have this done........for a lot less? Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

BTW, I can ship anywhere if the price is right.
 

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F3Bufford:

Ok, good point. But two more questions are in order.........(1)Where can I get the wheels that are already chromed out? Keep in mind I don't want the kind that look like something you'd put on a HD. (2) How much should I expect to spend on a new set? Thanks for the info.
 

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A lot of people polish their rims. It is possible to do it yourself and the end product is shiny, and lighter than chrome. Do a search for this subject on this web site. I seem to recall an old thread related to this.
 

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there are quite a few different variations of rims made now, from your typical spun aluminum to carbon fiber. and price also varies quite a bit. For a low price set of good looking rims, expect to spend around 1,200 - 1,500 bucks. Thats the downfall, they're so damn expensive... but they will take a lot of weight off your bike.

If this is too much for you (you're not alone :D) Tex is right. Polishing your rims has a very nice outcome. I polished my rims and they look really nice and the only thing I spent money on was for paint stripper and mothers polish. Either way your bike will look better because stock rims are just damn ugly! I think I'll try and find that old thread on polishing rims and post it in this forum. Good luck.

-matt

check out
http://www.hardracing.com/Catalog.htm
they have a pretty good selection.
 

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I am in the market for chrome wheels as well. I found a place out of california called sportchrome and they chrome wheels for only $450.00 with a one year warranty. There website is www.sportchrome.com. I hope this helps.:thumb:
 

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Gixxin'It said:
Hello all. I'm wanting to have the wheels on my 02Gixx6 chromed. I live in West Virginia, and the best price I can find is about $800. Do ANY of you know where I can have this done........for a lot less? Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

BTW, I can ship anywhere if the price is right.

hey bro where in west virgina are you getting this done, me and a couple people up here in pittsburgh are intrested in chrome rims so give me any info you can thanx
 

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So far, I've found two places that are promising, but they're not in WV. The one I'm leaning toward is Chrome Pros Plating http://www.chromeprosplating.com/main.htm in Texas. A buddy of mine had his 01Gixx1000 wheels done there, and they look f%$#ing awesome. If you send your wheels in to be plated, the cost is 5 bills, and the turn around is about 3 weeks. If they have your make/model wheels in stock, just send your originals to them, and they'll send the ones already chromed right out. The turn around on this is about 1 week, but the cost is $650. So, I guess it depends on how long ya wanna wait. (?) The second place is CalChrome http://www.calchrome.com/ in California. Don't know the prices yet.....waiting on an e-mail.
If I find anything else out, I'll post it here....so keep an eye out. :thumb:
 

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I would do some research on sites, if you are thinking about using sportchrome in California, I have heard bad stuff about them on several sites.
 

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Gixxin'It said:
QuickCoCo1:

So far, I've found two places that are promising, but they're not in WV. The one I'm leaning toward is Chrome Pros Plating http://www.chromeprosplating.com/main.htm in Texas. A buddy of mine had his 01Gixx1000 wheels done there, and they look f%$#ing awesome. If you send your wheels in to be plated, the cost is 5 bills, and the turn around is about 3 weeks. If they have your make/model wheels in stock, just send your originals to them, and they'll send the ones already chromed right out. The turn around on this is about 1 week, but the cost is $650. So, I guess it depends on how long ya wanna wait. (?) The second place is CalChrome http://www.calchrome.com/ in California. Don't know the prices yet.....waiting on an e-mail.
If I find anything else out, I'll post it here....so keep an eye out. :thumb:
thanx bro i will keep checking back, and see what you think is the best deal thanks again
 

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Yeah, I've heard some negative stuff about SportChrome too, so I'll be sure to stay away from them. Thanks for the heads up :)
 
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