One of the few posted aftermarket modifications that I would love to see on my RL. To your point, classy without being gaudy. Nicely done.
It's a very different look that just doesn't come out in the pics. Both are very shiny with reflective hi-lights but the black chrome has a sort of gray/bronze base finish look to it. Depending on viewing angle and lighting it can look more gray or more bronze or actually have both tint colors in different reflections. I've really never seen anything like it before.tedridge said:Those wheels look great. I've got the chrome Honda wheels how does "smokey chrome" differ from the OEM chromes ones? They look just as shiney as mine and for half the price.
They'd have to have the equipment to do so which is pretty expensive, couple million I believe. I doubt there's many shops which would invest in that.RangerAV8R said:Do you suppose any wheel shop could do this? Could they do the "H" as well?
You had them Permastar'd or the traditional chromed? The permastar process has only been around for 5 years as I understand. I have no idea how easy they will be to clean but I know they do have a protective coating of a clear powder coat on the surface. My experience with powder coating is it's very durable and easy to clean. We'll see how it goes.bellteck said:Looks great!! I had a 95 Z that I did it to and my only complaint was keeping them clean from the road and brake dust. Very nice vert!
You may want to read their warranty, they do not cover the use of the wheels in winter. I would be concerned if they are calling this out that there may be a problem with their coating and winter issues like road salt and the like.tedridge said:Heads up.
There's a guy on ebay swapping your alloy Ridgeline wheels for chromed versions of the same. Charging "pay now" $500 plus shipping - it's not a bid. Here's the link to the site. Includes chrome caps and lug nuts.
I bought the chrome wheels from Honda and paid three times that. I still have the original alloys that I plan to put snow tires on. I'm thinking I might swap them for chromes one with this guy.