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11-24-2009, 04:10 PM
afternoon gentlemen,is there two different kind of "chrome" rims,like a real one and fake one.... the reason i asked is because i grabbed mine out of the trunk this afternoon after work and noticed it had like a chrome plastic cover on it,i cant get it off,so are they made like that so they dont rust or do i have the cheapies ??

11-24-2009, 09:20 PM
GM refers to them as the "Chrometechs", and it's a good thing. Yes, they are plastic, but that means they won't rust, pit and oxidize like real chrome. Easier to keep clean and maintain as well.

11-24-2009, 09:23 PM
But over time, the plastic will buckle a bit where the spokes and the rim meet

11-24-2009, 09:26 PM
I haven't seen this with mine yet, they're eight years old, and holding up extremely well.

11-25-2009, 01:10 PM
awsome,thanks,...well i destroyed one last saturday and found one on ebay $125 shipped and after browsing around i seen that they sell "chrome skins" so had me wondering lol