How Do We Repair Alloy Wheels?

Wheelworx is a leading alloy wheel repair professional in Colchester, with a proven track record in serving customers across Essex. Our repairs are performed to the highest standard by trained professionals, providing a seamless result.

Alloy wheels are both important to the aesthetic appeal of your vehicle and expensive to replace when they sustain damage – for this reason, alloy wheel repair offers an affordable and effective alternative. The process of wheel repair varies depending on the type of wheel and the level of damage sustained – most repairs start with an acid coating, which removes the wheel’s protective lacquer.

After the protective coating is removed, the wheel is then inspected for any cracks or dents. If there are any, they need to be repaired before moving onto the next step. Depending on the extent of the damage, this can be done through various methods such as welding, reshaping or filling. Once the damage has been repaired, the wheel is then sanded and smoothed out to ensure that there are no rough edges or imperfections. This step is important as it helps to prepare the surface of the wheel for the next stage, which involves applying a primer.

The primer is used to provide a base layer of protection for the wheel, ensuring that the paint adheres properly and lasts longer. After the primer has dried, the wheel is then painted with a high-quality paint, which is matched to the original colour of the wheel. Once the paint has dried, a clear coat is applied to seal and protect the paint.

Finally, the wheel is polished to restore its shine and make it look as good as new. This process involves buffing the surface of the wheel using a special polishing compound, which removes any minor scratches and brings out the shine.

At Wheelworx, we use state-of-the-art equipment and materials to ensure that our repairs are of the highest standard. Contact Wheelworx today to discover more or request a quote!

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