Alloy repair techniques for scuffed and kerbed alloy wheel rims returning alloys to their original pristine condition, whilst also helping to prevent the risk of further damage from exposure to the weather and corrosive road salts.
The 5 stage process
Stage 1 Preparation – First of all we remove the wheel and clean it with a silicone remover. Then we deflate the tyre to break the bead. The alloy is then placed on a wheel stand inside our specially kitted out van so we can examine the damage. Once then we have established the problem we will use a pistol grinder to re-profile the alloy wheel. Then we sand down to a finer grade until we are satisfied its ready to be primed. Our differential from the competition is the time spent on the preparation rather then just filling damage with a filler.
Stage 2 Priming – Using a high build primer we cover the prepared area. We will do this 4 times air drying between coats allowing for the smoothest finish. At this point it will need to dry for around 20 minutes.
Stage 3 Black Guide Coat – Using a guide coat applicator we cover the area looking for any imperfections and then sand down the guide coat to show there are no imperfections.
Stage 4 Painting – Now the alloy is fully prepared we will apply the correct shade of paint which will be water based or solvent dependant on what we’ve found in the initial inspection. Its very important that we use the correct product which is why the inspection is key. We shall apply three to four coats ensuring the alloy wheel is fully covered.
Stage 5 Lacquering – Once the wheel is fully dried we can apply two coats of 2k Crystal Clear lacquer with UV protection. Then using an infra red heat lamp we will bake the lacquer for 30 minutes. After all all this the wheel is re-cleaned, the tyre inflated and fitted back to the vehicle. Leaving you with a brand new looking fully refurbished alloy!
Prices start from only £45*
*Subject to inspection