I am thinking about buying a set of painted aluminum wheels. I like the style and I think I will like them painted, but I have never seen the wheel except in photos on web pages. On the one web page they have both painted and chrome wheels of the type I am considering. I generally am not a big fan of chrome wheels and in most situations acutually prefer a painted wheel over a chrome plated wheel but in the photos the chrome wheels look better (to me) than the painted wheels. They also cost $300.00 per set(of 4) extra if I order them chrome plated.
I think it MAY be a situation where I would like the painted wheel better if I could see it "in person" but I won't know till I see it. Unfortunately I can't find any dealers except by mail order. If I buy the painted wheels and later decide I want to get them chrome plated, will I be able to do so? Approx. how much would it cost? Could I get comparable quality to what I would get if I bought them already chromed?
If I can get them chrome plated with comparable quality for anywhere close to $300.00 I think I will go ahead and buy the painted wheels. I could run them for a couple/few years and by that time getting them chromed might make a nice change.
PS. The wheel I am considering is an ROH RT. If you know of any sites where I can see photos of the wheel, or better yet, where I can see, and or buy the wheel, anywhere near PA, please let me know.