All rims are inspected at incoming for shipping damage and visual anomalies. All rims are 100% inspected after raw polishing for copper plating acceptability.
Inspection at all critical areas
throughout the process
assures the highest quality
State-of-the-art testing and
process monitoring assure
Proprietary and patented
sealing process developed
KCW meets or exceeds all
OEM engineering specifications
for Copper Acid Salt Spray,
Neutral Salt Spray, Thermal
Shock, Adhesion & Metal
Step testing assures the metals
are applied in the designated
thickness and proportional
Specific microporosity densities
are required to assure any minute
corrosion is lateral across the face
of the rim and not vertical through
the layers of plating. OEM's
specify minimum and maximum
pores per square inch of surface
THERMAL SHOCK TESTING
Thermal Shock Testing exposes
the rim to extremes in temperature
from sub-zero degree to over 300
degrees F. This exposure will
reveal any deficiency in paint
and/or plating adhesion.
CHROME LINE TRACEABILITY
Should an issue arise, we can trace each individual wheel back to the exact time it came off the chrome line and the exact time it was in a particular bath. Via TrueChem we can create a virtual replay of the plating conditions to ascertain if there were any plating anomalies.
COPPER LINE TRACEABILITY
The copper line process id number is linked to the chrome line process id number. With this link if there is a copper plating related issue we can with the chrome line process id number pull up via TrueChem the copper line plating conditions for the specific wheel.
All rims are 100% inspected after copper plating and copper buffing for chrome plate acceptability.
CHROME INSPECTION All rims are 100% inspected after chrome plating to guarantee acceptability for painting of lug towers, brake side and tire well surfaces.
All rims are 100% inspected after paint. Only those wheels meeting OEM appearance standards are designated RTS “Ready to Ship”. Rims not meeting standard are placed in Quarantine for MRB Review.