Tears were shed on this earlier. See my comments below:
I just traded a 2008 Escalade ESV with 19,600 miles on my new Lariat Screw with chrome Package 20" wheels BECAUSE General Motors banged me like a drum on the 22" wheels I had on the Escalade. They were Chinese dog**** and the chrome was bubbled both under and over the finish. The dealer is a close friend and ordered a full set of wheels on GM's dime under warrranty...MORE BUBBLY AND FLAKEY JUNK !!!
He finally told me to go find four wheels on in-stock Escaldes with 22's that were acceptable and he would just switch them out. It took three vehicles to provide me four wheels that were acceptable, and even those had imperfections. And after that, the grey coating that they put on the other side of the spokes just peeled off. BTW, that's where you stick the weights, so the weights just come off with the coating.
THESE CADILLAC WHEELS ARE $1000 EACH.
Don't complain about chrome over plastic, or chrome over cryptonite...any wheel or cover that accepts chrome and lets you drive it winter and summer without the chrome flaking off is a big step up from chrome over aluminum garbage from "worldwide" suppliers.
Four grand worth of stock Cadillac 22's on a 70 grand list truck showed me that every manufacturer is whoring the customer. I'm giving Ford a shot for the second time in my 35 years of driving. If they "chrome clad" an aluminum wheel, and the chrome stays on long enough for my wife to polish the curbs at Costco, I'll be happy.
Learn to love your plastic chrome covers. Any chrome on the aftermarket wheel you buy will peel like crazy when road chemicals hit them.