PVD Chrome is a performance finish that is eye-catching, durable, and easy to clean. PVD stands for Physical Vapor Deposition and is a process of applying a micro-thin layer of chrome onto the entire surface of the wheel.
The traditional chrome application process layers material (copper, nickel, and chrome) onto the surface of the wheel in a series of chemical baths in order to achieve the chrome finish.
PVD Chrome process takes place in a vacuum system where the chromium material is converted into a gas and deposited onto the wheel where it converts back to a solid, resulting in a chrome appearance. Wheel Craft finishes the entire wheel surface (face, inner barrel, back of spokes, etc) except for the mounting surface where the wheel meets the hub.
The PVD Chrome process creates an inseparable bond between the micro-thin chrome and surface of the wheel. We complete the process by applying an acrylic clear coat to protect the final finish.