How Alloy Wheel Repair Is Done
1 October 2012
If you're not familiar with alloy wheel repair, you might be surprised at how it is accomplished. It's a relatively new repair technique, but it can save you a lot of time and money. This is especially true when compared to the costs of replacing your damaged alloy wheels. In fact, the cost to refurbish one alloy wheel is about half of what you might pay for a new wheel.
There are different types of damage found on alloy wheels. Many times, damage like dents, dings, and scratches can be repaired; however, you will need to have the wheel looked at by a qualified repair technician. Most of the alloy wheel repair companies provide free quotes for such repairs, so it is worth your time to call around and see which companies will give you the best deal. In addition, you want a company that provides a guarantee for their services.
Alloy wheel repair can be done without removing the wheel from your car. The technician will first clean the wheel thoroughly to ensure that all damage is visible. Next, a special grinder is used to remove the dented and scratched areas on the wheel. The technician has to work carefully so he doesn't remove too much of the wheel. An epoxy is then mixed up and smoothed into the areas where the grinding was done. After the epoxy hardens, the alloy wheel will actually end up stronger than it was before repair was started.
Once the epoxy has set and dried completely, the technician will sand the areas so that they are completely level. Two coats of primer are then used to ensure the surface of the wheel is ready for painting. When the alloy wheel is painted, you won't even be able to tell that the repair was done. That is how good the technicians are at their job. Take a look at some before and after photos online and you will see just how effective this type of repair is.
Alloy wheel refurbishment is a great way to get your alloy wheels looking fantastic again. It is convenient because the mobile repair technicians can come to your home or office. You don't have to take your car to a repair shop. The fees for such a service are affordable and will save you money. Finally, the wheel is stronger than it was beforehand. As long as you choose an alloy wheel refurbishment company with experienced technicians, you will be very surprised at the how great your wheels look.
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