alloy wheel refurbishing refurbishment

quick description of our automotive car/motorcycle alloy/steel wheel refurbishing procedure.

 

The first thing that we do is strip the alloy/steel wheel down, so balance weights get taken off, centre caps are taken off, and tyres, if any, are taken off the wheel.

The wheel is then ready for a full chemical strip. The time it takes for the wheel to be stripped depends on the make of the wheel, as every manufacturers wheels take different lengths of time to strip. This is down to the density and cast of the alloy used and the coatings that they use.

NOTE WE DO NOT FULLY SHOT BLAST ALLOY WHEELS THIS CAN DAMAGE YOUR ALLOY WHEELS BEYOND REPAIR,AND IN OUR OPINION YOU SHOULD ONLY FULLY SHOT BLAST STEEL WHEELS,WE HAVE HAD CUSTOMERS IN WITH SO CALLED FRESHLY REFURBISHED WHEELS THAT HAVE BEEN SHOT BLASTED AND THE WHEELS HAVE BEEN SHOT BLASTED TOO MUCH THEY JUST LOOK LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN PEBBLE DASHED IN THESE CASES THE WHEELS ARE NOW NO GOOD AND IN OUR OPINION ARE DANGEROUS AS TOO MUCH ALLOY HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM THE WHEELS, WE STRONGLY ADVISE NEVER TO GET ALLOY WHEELS FULLY SHOT BLASTED

After the wheels have been initially stripped of their coating, they are then thoroughly washed clean and left to dry.

The next procedure is the prep and repair of the wheel and any damage to the wheel removed or repaired. This is carefully done with certain procedures to make sure that all, or most, of the damage is repaired or removed from the wheel unlike a lot of company's any deep curbing or within reason deep gashes small pieces missing we tig weld aluminium back into the wheel this includes damage by curbing or scratching of the wheel spokes, and most damage can be rectified. However, there can be wheels with big chunks of alloy missing and if we deem it to be too big to weld in , for safety reasons the wheel is only fit for being scrapped.

After the preparation and repair of the wheel is finished, we then ETCH BLAST the wheel using a very fine aggregate. This is to remove any minor blemishes dig any rot out and to prepare the surface so the new coating can bond to the alloy.

Next  the powder coat and color is applied in various ways and cured in a industrial oven for a certain time,and finally They are removed from the oven and hung up to cool.

As you can see, alot of work goes into every one of our refurbished alloy / steel wheels, the end result is a quality full refurbed wheel that has a superior durability and shine, and many customers have said a far better covering than new wheels.

and as you can see from a customers mini below the results are very good

 

 

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