February 19, 2018
Truck wheels on RealTruck.com are available in a variety of finishes, or colors, to set off the look of your truck. From matte and machined black to gray, bronze, two-tone, and outrageous custom color, check out these 10 wheel finish types so you can be confident that what you order is what's in the box.
One of the most popular finishes on the market today, matte black wheels match OE trim and aftermarket accessories. You’ll find no gloss here, just a muted black finish in all its glory achieved by powder-coated paint that resists scratches, rust, and heat. Pictured: Fuel Vapor wheels.
This wheel finish starts with the alloy and clear coats of tinted black paint are applied. The more coats applied, the darker the tint on the silver-colored alloy. A clear coat is usually applied last to protect the look. Pictured: XD Series XD825 wheels.
Chrome wheels have an unparalleled level of shine and luster. This finish is achieved by coating the wheel with chromium plating, either through a dipping process or via a powder-coating process called PVD (positive vapor deposition). Chrome is ideal if you’re looking for a flashy, eye-catching look. If you do decide on a chrome wheel, make sure to keep it clean and polished to help prevent corrosion and cracking. Pictured: RBP 94R wheels.
When an aluminum wheel is buffed to a sleek shine, the result is a polished finish. While not as brilliant as chrome, it is easier to maintain the appearance of a polished aluminum wheel. This finish is usually more affordable than chrome, so if you’re looking for a sharp look on a budget, polished aluminum is a great choice. Pictured: American Force Power wheels.
Sometimes referred to as gunmetal or anthracite, gray wheels have seen a surge in popularity over the last few years. If you want a subtle appearance distinct from silver or black wheels, gray wheels are worth your consideration. Pictured: Fuel Trophy wheels.
One-color wheels in specialty colors like tan, olive, silver, and white receive a powder coat of that color. Wheels with more than one color may be completely powder coated, or the main color may be powder coated with the accent color applied via a wet coat. Pictured: Remington Desert Tan RTC wheels.
Custom-painted wheels offer endless color options to suit any appearance. Most custom-painted wheels are painted using a powder-coating process, which creates a durable, easy-to-clean finish. If you choose a set of custom-painted wheels, make sure any wheel cleaner you use is suitable for painted and powder-coated finishes. Pictured: Moto Metal MO969 wheels.