How are we solving our need for 18" black chrome wheels?
Please picture the following but being powder-coated, in black chrome
as our winter wheels. Yes, they are familiar, for these are the good-looking, in our opinion, 18" Mazda wheels that come with our car. [We are separately getting, for 25% of list, Mazda's 18" dark alloy accessory wheels for our summer wheel/tire set.]
The "Ultra Black Chrome" powder coating will be a several stage process, starting with a metallic silver base, then Prismatic Powder's "Ultra Black Chrome," then clear coated. We have received samples of their three black chrome color options, and love this exact color -- best described as a glossy, medium-gray/light charcoal black chrome. Our final winter winter set will be these black chrome, powder-coated Mazda 18" wheels with Nokian Hakkapelliita 8 studded snow tires; the winter set will weigh exactly
the same as 18" Mazda factory summer tire/wheel set.
As to the question of what will the powder coating cost raised in an earlier thread, we just received our $350 cost quote. We especially like our winter wheels being powder coated to 10+ times better resist sand, salt and rock chipping than does any paint.