We make use of most updated technologies in alloy wheel refurbishment to fix problems such as split rim wheels, kerbed and scuffed alloy wheels or bolted wheels which were earlier considered difficult repair services. We also provide colour coding service which can help in improving value as well as condition of your alloy wheels.
In colour coding we endeavour to match colour of alloy wheel with that of vehicle’s paintwork using advanced colour coding system to achieve the best result.
The alloy wheel refurbishment process consists of:
- Tyres are removed from wheels
- Weights as well as valves are removed from wheels
- We inspect the wheels to check for flat spots, buckles and cracks
- The next involves chemically stripping of wheels for removing old paint finishes
- We then repair any type of scuff damage present on the wheels
- After that the wheels media is blasted clean
- We then powder coat prime as well as paint and powder coat lacquer
- New valves are used to re-fit the tyres
- Lastly, the wheels are balanced and fully ready to be added to car
Let us now look at the whole process in further detail in the following section.
Step 1: Removing wheels from the car
The first step involves removing the wheel from the car and if necessary spare wheels can be fitted so that the car can be taken on road in case it is necessary.
Step 2: Removing tyres
In the next step we remove the tyres from wheels and mark them for rotation and precision. After that balance weights, sensors and valves are removed. We also check the wheel for damages like buckles, dents and cracks.
Step 3: Strip old paint
To strip the existing paint and to remove all the dust, we immerse the wheel in a chemical solution and within a couple of hours the wheel is back to its bare aluminium structure.
Step 4: Blasting
This procedure involves sand blasting of the wheel in a specially created blasting cabinet to perform final cleaning as well as remove corrosion.
Step 5: Inspection of the wheel
After the wheel is cleaned, we inspect it for any type of structural damages or cracks. After that we use balancing machine to test whether there are any buckles or bends in the wheel.
Step 6: Straightening of the wheel
We use different techniques for straightening dented or buckled wheels. In case there is a small damage inside the rim then we only repair that part instead of doing a complete refurbishment.
Step 7: Kerb damage
This part involves selective machining for removing the kerb damages that are present on the surface of wheel. In case there is a deep damage then we try to fill it with aluminium and then weld it so that it returns to original shape.
Step 8: Wheel painting
At first the wheel is inserted into an oven as part of the pre-heating procedure and then powder primer is applied. The wheel is then inserted again into the oven for curing and given time to cool down before colour application is performed and powder coated to achieve clear lacquer. Lastly, the wheel is again kept in the oven so that coating hardens and full cure is achieved.
Step 9: Re-fitting
In this step we fit brand new rubber valves and in case the wheel came with metal valves, then they are re-added as they were. We then refit the tyre to wheel and with the help of weights stuck we balance it into the wheel.
Step 10: Fit the wheels
The last step consists of fitting the wheels on the car and performing a final check to confirm tyre pressure is as required and wheel bolts are tightened as needed.
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