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Quality and Inspection

RAW INSPECTION
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 chrome wheels.

   

State-of-the-art testing and process monitoring assure highest quality.

Proprietary and patented mechanically porosity sealing process developed by our owner.

   

CASS TESTING
KCW meets or exceeds all OEM engineering specifications for Copper Acid Salt Spray, Neutral Salt Spray, Thermal Shock, Adhesion & Metal Thickness.

 

STEP TEST
Step testing assures the metals are applied in the designated thickness and proportional percentages.

MICROPOROSITY DENSITY
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 area.

   

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.

   

COPPER INSPECTION
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.

     

FINAL INSPECTION
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.

   
 

Paint Overspray Cleaning

Final Inspection

   

 

Copper & Chrome Plating

 

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Quality and Inspection

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