Techniques for Refurbishing Alloys

Damaging your alloy wheels is quite annoying. It’s enough to ruin your day or even your week, not to mention the high kerbs, distractions and huge potholes that might cause the damage. Minor dents and scratches on your wheels can often be fixed at home or by a repair shop. So there’s no need to panic.

The process of alloy wheel refurbishment is complex and requires an expert technician. There are lots of ways to fix your damaged wheels, but the technique that will give you the best results is dependent on the type of damage that was done. Alloy wheels may come in different types, so you should know what type your car comes with. Diamond Cut alloys – for example – can only be repaired by professionals, so if this is what was fitted to your car you will need to take it to them for any repairs.

Do It Yourself Repair Kits

Everyone has accidentally kerbed their alloy wheels at some point. Have you been having a hard time parking lately? It’s because kerbs are getting higher and it can be tough to judge distance from the car. If you’ve scratched your alloys, there’s no need to panic because we’ll show you how to fix them at home. Here’s what you’ll need:

One of the best ways to repair your alloy wheels is by using a DIY kit that can handle minor damage. These kits are not suitable for repairing large areas of damage in the wheel. Using an alloy repair kit can save time and reduce the need for paintwork. However, it won’t guarantee a professional finish.

Repairing Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels

Diamond-Cut alloys are becoming significantly more popular in recent years. They can be found in many modern vehicles and are also used to produce other durable goods. A Diamond Cut alloy is an alloy wheel that has been stripped from its paint to provide a shiny finish. The lacquer protects the metal, preventing corrosion. Add elegance and luxury to your vehicle with a diamond-cut alloy. This will make it more appealing but these alloys can be tricky to repair.

Diamond-Cut alloys are unable to be fixed at home. They require a lathe to be refurbished. Regrettably, the diamond-cut alloy are first removed from your car, then spliced using a lathe. The machines removes old layers of varnish and paint, leaving a smooth surface for repairs. The first stage of the finish is then applied and cured. Once dry, the metal alloy is shaped by a lathe until it’s smooth. Once that’s done, a clear lacquer is applied so the metal doesn’t react with oxygen. The alloy is then heated for one final cure.

Diamond Cut Alloys cannot be repaired by mobile technicians. For this, you’ll need to visit our workshop.

Our Alloy Wheel Repair Process

Restoring your alloy wheels to a high standard will save you money in the long run, since they might otherwise get badly eroded. We will give your car the care it deserves at an affordable price. When faced with an alloy wheel repair you can either do it yourself using a alloy wheel repair kit, which is not always the most reliable option or get our specialist to do your alloy wheel repair for you. Either way you are guaranteed of a professional finish.

Using our alloy repair service, we will take care of cleaning and preparing your damaged alloy and then filling cracks or holes. Once the base coat is dry, they work on applying primer and painting.

Book your car in today for professional alloy wheel repairs you can trust.