Alloy Wheel Refurbishment

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Information

Alloy wheel refurbishment is the process of transforming a scuffed and scratched alloy wheel into an alloy wheel that looks like it has just been manufactured. Damaged alloy wheels not only make the car appear older than what they are but also can harm the resale value of the car.

The process starts with (in most cases the tyre being removed first) the wheel being gently blasted by hand in order to remove the lacquer/paint to get the wheel back to a smooth metal surface. Chemical stripping is also used in some cases where the alloy wheel is in very poor condition.

The preparation phase now begins with any the alloy wheels being filled in order to fill the damaged areas of the rim. A coat of primer is also added and the alloy wheel is heat treated to remove any air, the first stage of power coating is applied and the cured for a set period of time.

Further layers of paint in the desired colour are added and cured with a final coat of clear lacquer being added at the end in order to protect the alloy wheel from road going dirt and environmental influences such as road-salt, moisture, UV Radiation etc.

With Alloy Wheel Refurbishment making such a big difference to not only the look of the car but also to the resale value, if your alloy wheels are looking a bit worse for wear, it's worth speaking worth speaking to a local Alloy Wheel Refurbishment specialist to see what they can do for you.

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