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Retro USA Technical Information
|Retro USA uses the latest prototyping and manufacturing techniques to ensure a quality product. The use of CAD software and 3D prototypes guarantee a precision fit and crowd stopping style. Retro USA accessories are produced using only class A tooling and all Chrome-Tech products are trimmed using a 5-axis CNC cutter. Retro USA inspects all products to guarantee that the customer always receives a quality product. All of these processes combine to give a quality part every time.|
Exterior accessories are exposed to harsh weather conditions and chemicals. That is why Chrome-Tech™ Accessories incorporate TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) Plastic. TPO has many benefits over commonly used ABS plastic such as higher impact resistance, lower coefficient of thermal expansion, and higher resistance to UV rays and chemicals. TPO contains rubber which gives the plastic its high impact resistance. This allows the material to bend and flex without the risk of cracking or breaking. TPO’s lower coefficient of thermal expansion prevents the part from warping. Warping can ruin the fit and appearance of the product. TPO’s major benefit over ABS is its higher UV and chemical resistance. TPO is resistant to all road chemicals such as acids, solvents, and road salts. This ensures that your Chrome-Tech accessories will retain its superior fit and finish for many years to come. TPO is used extensively by the OEM companies for major automotive components such as fascias, roofs, rocker panels, and door sills.
Chrome-Tech Accessories use chrome film laminated to the TPO Plastic. The chrome film gives the brilliance of chrome plated steel with added benefits. The chrome film has excellent UV protection, great chip resistance, and superior chemical resistance. The film will never rust, crack, chip, or peel. The chrome film also gives the part additional rigidity. These films are used extensively by the OEM companies because of their durability and finish. Also chrome plating is a very hazardous process. The use of chrome film is another step toward going Green.
All Retro USA accessories attach to the vehicle using 3M™ VHB attachment tape. No modifications to the vehicle are required. This highly proven 3M product provides a secure and durable attachment to the vehicle. All Chrome-Tech accessories also use inserts that are first attached to the vehicle. The Chrome-Tech™ accessories then attach to the insert. This exclusive Retro USA design gives the part additional rigidity and assists the customer with proper alignment of the accessory on their vehicle. All accessories can be removed without damage to the vehicle.
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