Our Process of Alloy Wheel Refurbishment

View our process of alloy wheel refurbishment below, from removing the wheels, cleaning, to powder coating and more...

Stage 1

Examination

After tyre removal, your wheels are placed on a wheel balancer to check for any buckles, flat spots, cracks etc.
If any tig welding or straightening is required (charges will apply) we will inform you prior to continuing the job.

Watch our examination video below, we check for any buckles, flat spots, cracks etc...
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Stage 2

Chemically Stripped

After examination has been completed, the wheels are then placed in a stripping tank to remove all of the paint.

Watch the wheels being placed in a stripping tank, this process removes all of the paint...
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Stage 3

Cleaning

Wheels are power hot washed to clean any remaining traces of chemical.

Watch the wheels being hot jet washed at 150c to remove any traces of chemicals...
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Stage 4

Preparation

Wheels are then prepped, having any of the kerbing marks removed, to do this we use several tools and have a purpose made machine using a selection of different discs and grinding wheels. Should the wheel have very deep marks then the area is tig welded to fill in the damage (extra costs may apply if this is required).

Kerbing marks are removed by using a purpose made machine using a selection of different discs and grinding wheels...
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Stage 5

Media Blasting

This involves a light media blasting to remove any remaining paint residue and surface corrosion from the entire wheel, achieved by using the machine pictured.

Watch how we media blast an alloy wheel, this process removes any remaining paint residue and surface corrosion from the entire wheel...
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Stage 6

De-Gassing

Wheels are then placed in our industrial oven heated to 200 degrees to de-gas the alloy.

Wheels are then placed in our industrial oven heated to 200 degrees to de-gas the alloy...
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Stage 7

Primer Coat

After the de-gas stage high quality powder coat primer is applied and the wheel in returned to the oven for curing.

Watch a high quality powder coat primer being applied and the wheel returned to the oven for curing...
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Stage 8

Base Coat Application

The wheel is then allowed to cool to a lower temperature then a base coat (colour) is applied using a top quality professional HVLP spray gun, returned to the oven for stoving.

Watch a base coat (colour) being applied using a top quality professional HVLP spray gun...
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Stage 9

Final Lacquer Coat

Upon removal from the oven wheels are allowed to cool to a lower temperature, then a powder clear lacquer is applied and the wheel is returned to the oven for final curing, then removed from the oven and allowed to cool down.

Watch a powder coat lacquer being applied to the wheel before being returned to the oven for final curing...
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Stage 10

Process Complete

After a final inspection, tyre is refitted and the wheel is balanced… Job Done.

Watch our process come to completion, tyre is refitted and the wheel is balanced...
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