Dented, Scraped Alloy Wheels? Here's The Answer To That Unsightly Damage
2 August 2012
Alloy wheels not only look great, they add a lot to the value of a car. Unfortunately, it's pretty easy to damage them. Sometimes it only takes catching a curb when you're turning a corner to mess up your alloy wheels. Replacing those wheels can be expensive. When you add in the costs of having them installed, it gets even worse. There's a way to get your alloy wheels repaired and it doesn't even require that your wheel is removed from your car-- let alone replaced.
Mobile alloy wheel repair has become very popular in recent years. People are tired of paying for new wheels. Now, those important parts of your car can be fixed right at your home or work and for much less than you might think. You simply have to have a point of power for the technician. Most alloy wheel repair work by a mobile technician can be done in about an hour, so you're not sitting around waiting for a traditional body shop to get your repair.
The process for repairing alloy wheels should be done by experienced technicians. First, the damaged area is smoothed out using a special grinder. The technician will then use a special type of epoxy to fill in the grinded area. Once the epoxy is dry, the area is sanded and a couple coats of alloy wheel paint primer is applied. The primer is allowed to dry, then the technician will paint the area. Once complete, you won't even be able to tell where the repair was done. The wheel is never removed from your vehicle, either.
Choosing the right mobile alloy wheel repair company is really important. Take a look at different companies' websites. You'll be able to see their before and after pictures, which can give you a better idea of just how effective these types of repairs can be. Many sites will allow you to receive a free quote for their services. Look to see if the company offers any type of guarantee for their work. This should be clearly stated.
Getting your alloy wheels looking great again will not only increase the value of your car, you will love the way they look. Because those wheels can be damaged rather easily, it just makes sense to have them fixed instead of replaced. Alloy wheel repair is a terrific alternative to replacing those wheels especially when considering the cost of new wheels and the installation.
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