Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment is available for alloy wheels that have suffered from kerb damage, corrosion and loss of shine – affecting the overall look of your vehicle. As replacement wheels can cost hundreds or even thousands of pounds the cost effective solution is alloy wheel refurbishment. Click here for alloy wheel repairs for buckled, bent or cracked alloy wheels.
The Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Process
The wheel is stripped of all remaining lacquer, tar and paint, it is then attached to a machine that irons out any kerb damage or other knocks. The next stage involves machining the wheel to return to wheel to its original look, to maintain the original shape, a template of the original design is used so the machine follows the original shape. The wheel is then lacquered using a clear powder coating, this slows down the oxidising process and also makes it easier to maintain and clean the wheel. If suitable, the wheel can be painted to any of a number of colours as part of your alloy wheel refurbishment.
Diamond Cut Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
In the bid by car manufacturers to create more and more of a distinctive and high end look on their premium models, diamond cut wheels are becoming increasingly popular. The two-tone paint finishes really add to a car’s appearance and can be used to create an eye-catching and sporty look. Like any alloy wheel, diamond cut wheels can get chipped and damaged through kerbing. The difference from normal alloys is that they can’t be fixed in the same way through filling and spraying as you would lose that clean-cut metal look. Instead, for alloy wheel refurbishment on diamond cut alloy wheels we use a special machine with a diamond tip tool to remove a layer of metal from the wheel that is thinner than a sheet of aluminum foil.
Welding chips and minor rim flat spots
Where necessary we can infill flat spots or cracks with alloy weld. The wheel is then polished back to leave a smooth finish. for more significant damage see our alloy wheel repairs page.
We can in many cases offer the loan of wheels and tyres to keep you on the road while your are waiting for your alloy wheels to be refurbished. (3 to 4 day process).
By arrangement – we can look after your car on our premises while you are waiting for your alloy wheel refurbishment.