WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

We are big enough to handle pros, and small enough to handle the individual needs of the neighborhood. Our in-house wheel experts provide the service you can trust. Our team will help you to understand the different options and styles that are possible for your vehicle. Buying custom wheels is definitely NOT as easy as 1-2-3. We eliminate the guesswork or confusion and you can confidently make your purchase.

Established in 1996, CalChrome’s high tech innovations helped shape today’s wheel and tire industry. We have grown into one of the most dependable, diverse, and trusted companies in the industry. We invite you to visit our main facility in sunny Valencia, California – just North of Los Angeles. Come see, touch, and test a product before purchasing. We do everything wheel and tire!

WHEEL & TIRE EXPERTS

Over 20 years of providing quality parts and service for the retail consumer at wholesale prices.

STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT

All mounting and Road Force® balancing is done on the most advanced no touch Hunter Engineering equipment. A printed data sheet showing the best position to install each wheel & tire assembly is included.

FITMENT SPECIALISTS

If you are not sure what will fit, let us take the guesswork out of it. Call us at 661-294-0170 or email us at sales@calchrome.com

WHEEL & TIRE PACKAGES AVAILABLE

Save time and money by ordering a complete wheel and tire package that arrives ready to install on your vehicle by service professionals.

CUSTOM & SPECIALTY FINISHES

With our in-house Fusion Powder Coat, Chrome Electoplate, Black Chrome, Custom Paint and Special Copper finishes, almost anything is possible. Make your ideas a reality.

FREE NITROGEN FILLED TIRES

Nitrogen is what NASA, NASCAR, and the Aerospace Industry use to increase tire life and fuel economy. We’ll fill your wheel & tire order with it at no charge.

WHAT WE DO DIFFERENTLY

What we do different here at CalChrome, is that we are a one-stop-shop that can provide a variety of different custom finishes to enhance the original equipment manufacturers alloy wheels. At California Chrome Wheel Inc, we specialize in the application of premium aftermarket show quality chrome plating, a variety of black finishes (Gloss Fusion Coat, Matte Fusion Coat) and completely custom options which include Specialty Paint and finish combinations.

POLISHING

Before any wheel is chrome plated, the surface must be prepared. This is accomplished by working the visible area of the wheel with coarse to very fine emery cloth. This work is accomplished by use of various upright and semi-automatic machinery. This brings the wheel from a course to a smooth surface. However, the wheel’s surface will be refined even further to a high-luster surface. Various buffing pads, again from course to fine, polish the wheels with the aid of various polishing compounds.

Now that the wheel has been brought to a smooth, high-luster finish, more preparation is performed on the finely-detailed nooks and crannies using complex hand-tools. This attention to detail is what makes CalChrome the industry-leading quality show chrome.

When a wheel is chrome-plated by our competition, automated machines are used to polish the wheel’s face. In many cases, the interior window areas do not receive the proper amount of preparation (detail polishing). This lack of attention to detail becomes readily apparent once the wheel has been plated. The interior window areas are often bumpy and do not have the lustrous, reflective finish one would expect from a chrome wheel. CalChrome’s additional preparation to the finely-detailed areas of the wheel brings the finest quality chrome to you- at no additional cost!

At California Chrome Wheel, we give each and every wheel the high level of polishing detail required to ensure a consistent, shiny finish. Many of our polishers have been refining the art of chrome polishing for over 15 years! You can be confident that your wheels will receive the incredible detailing that will produce a high-quality showpiece.

TRACKING

Reputation is our livelihood here at California Chrome Wheel. Our “Leader in the industry” label has been hard won, with innovations such as our unique tracking system. By engraving each wheel barrel with a distinct customer number, production number, and additional internal identification, we are able to track and identify each wheel throughout our entire chrome process. With the number of wheels we process daily, this also guarantees you receive your exact piece back once completed.

A unique customer number is engraved on each and every wheel.

INDEPENDENT CHROME PLATING QUALITY TESTING

At California Chrome Wheel Inc. we continually strived to make improvements in our chrome plating process in an effort to provide not only the best looking product, but also the highest quality and best resistance to corrosion possible.

To that end, we at California Chrome Wheel Inc. have gone above and beyond what any other decorative plater today has done, and have had our chrome plating independently tested against not only a typical Chinese chrome plated wheel, but also against another high volume American based decorative chrome plating facility.

The results speak for themselves as the CalChrome plated wheel surpassed either of the other wheels by over three times the testing length and actually surpassed the standards set forth by Chrysler, Ford, and GM.

MECHANICAL STRIP (MEDIA BLAST)

At California Chrome we also offer a non-corrosive and non-destructive form of mechanical paint and chrome stripping called Uniform Media Blasting.

Uniform Media Blast is a cold working procedure by which the part surface is bombarded with small spheres of uniform media that creates compressive stresses used primarily to increase corrosion resistance, reduce porosity in castings, increase the fatigue life, and prevent stress and cracking of metal parts. Nearly all fatigue failures originate on the surface of a part, however, Uniform Media Blast significantly reduces this problem since cracks will not initiate in a compressively stressed area.

The finished texture of the wheel (prior to polishing) depends on the casting design, and alloy composition. Uniform Media Blast may create a slightly rougher finish in areas that are not polished, but which actually aids in keeping the tires from slipping and rotating on the wheels in high-performance applications.