THE REFURBISHMENT PROCESS
When you bring your wheels to us there are two types of refurbishment to choose from:
For this process we remove the tyre, valve and any weights and the wheel is fully chemically stripped of its old finish.
Next the wheel goes into our shot blasting cabinet to remove any corrosion and pitting in the surface; this also highlights any imperfections which can then be dressed and filled (dents, deep scratches and kerb damage). Please be aware that we do not repair wheels that have been seriously damaged (eg bent, cracked, buckled or badly dented) as this will affect the wheel's structural integrity and it should be replaced.
The wheel is now powder coated and cured at around 200°C. After cooling, the wheel will have any special paint effect added at this point (Hi Power silver etc) depending on what you have chosen. Last but not least the wheel now receives a coat of crystal clear powder coat lacquer to enhance and protect the finish, and again it is cured at high temperature.
The wheel is then fully inspected before being returned to you, or the tyre is refitted and fitted back to the vehicle, depending on what type of service you have chosen.
FRONT FACE COSMETIC REPAIR
Here the tyre (if fitted) is removed so as to gain complete access to the wheel rim to repair any kerb damage and or corrosion. The wheel face is then repaired and flatted down to a suitable standard for priming (usually 3 coats flatted down in between). The chosen base colour is then applied (2-3 coats) and then finally an OEM clear lacquer is applied to seal and finish (2-3 coats). The wheel is then oven cured for maximum durability and protection. The tyre (if fitted) is then refitted, reinflated and rebalanced ready for use.
This process is only suitable for wheels up to one year old – ideal for light kerb damage and scratches.
We do aim for 100% perfection but in some cases this is not possible if the wheels are in very poor condition. However this is very rare and we advise customers of possible problems before we carry out any work.