Car rims are made mostly from alloy and chrome. Both are light materials. Alloy is the lighter of the two and and allows for maximum agility. Chrome is shinier and more luxurious, therefore, more expensive.
Chrome-plated steel does still serve for auto trim generally, but increasingly the plating (often still called ‘chrome’) is really mostly nickel since it is much cheaper. A fair number of hubcaps nowadays are plastic.
You can also find car rims made from aluminum. They would be considered more upscale as the aluminum is a lighter and higher quality metal. When working on the road crew for the WA Department of Ecology, we would always be stoked when we saw aluminum rims on the side of the freeway because our recycling centers would pay well for them 🙂
Click here to cancel reply.
Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!
Don't have an account? Click Here to Signup
© Copyright GreenAnswers.com LLC