Alloy Wheel Refurbishment at Apex Wheels
Curb damage, corrosion and water damage can result in your alloy wheels looking quite unsightly, and in some cases even losing air pressure. However this can be rectified using the right knowledge and equipment to repair your alloy wheels.
At Apex Wheels we have a dedicated team of expertly trained technicians who can meet all your alloy wheel requirements from diamond cut alloys and smart alloy repairs. Leaving them fresh and new, at a fraction of the costs for replacement alloy wheels!
The process to refurb alloy wheels takes a couple of days as we chemically strip the wheels, allowing us to start the process from scratch. We can provide loan wheels for most vehicles while we repair yours so you can continue to use your own vehicle.
Alloy Wheel Refurb Process
Step 1. Wheel/s are loosened and removed from the customers car.
Step 2. Tyres are then carefully removed using our highly sophisticated tyre equipment.
Step 3. Weights, centre caps and valves are removed and the wheels are then placed into a chemical solution to remove any accumulated deposits and old paint. The wheel is then rinsed off of any chemical and put through our low pressure shot blasting process to create the best possible surface ready for refurbishment.
Step 4. The wheel is placed on a conveyor system that passes through an oven to remove any trapped air before moving into the spray booth for a coating of powder coating primer. It then passes back into the oven to be cured. The wheel is then left to cool to a temperature suitable for painting.
Step 5. The entire wheel is then powder primed both inside and outside before being flashed off in the oven, then inspected for further coats if necessary.
The base colour is applied, and finally we apply a clear powder lacquer to the face and the inside of the wheel (powder lacquers are highly durable) to protect the wheel from salt, brake dust and other elements the wheel then returns to the oven prior to final inspection when cool.
Step 6. Each wheel is carefully inspected to ensure that the finish is near enough if not the same to the original factory finish.