Another way to look at black chrome is, it's chrome with a smoked tint to it, or a charcoal tint. So it still has the chrome look (high polish) but is tinted a smoke color.no, thats black chrome. you have to realize that everyone's definition of black chrome is different, something ive noticed over the years of modding! Ive seen black chrome that is literally a black shiny finish, but realistically, the generalization now is for something that is more of a "smokey" kind of finish on the chrome. If you put the black chrome and the regular chrome side by side you would definately see the difference. Maybe thats something Doug @ FR could do sometime.