Step 1

preparing wheels for painting

Clean Wheels

The first step of rim repair is to clean the damaged wheels to expose all areas in need of attention.

In most cases we remove the wheels from the vehicle for better access.

Step 4

repairing alloy wheel damage

Fine Sanding and Treatment

The next step in alloy wheel repair is to smooth sand the repair area.

The goal here is to create the smoothest possible surface before any paint application

Step 2

sanding alloy wheels with gutter rash

Hard Sanding

The next step in alloy wheel repair is to machine sand the areas of damage.

This removes surface blemishes and smoothes down hard gutter rash, scratches or gouges

Step 5

painting alloy wheels

Paint Application

The wheels are nearly refurbished , we need to match the exact paint colour of the wheels,

We then spray a ground coat, colour coats and final gloss coating.

Step 3

using a metal compound to repair damaged wheels

*Putty Filler Compound

This step is optional and if the gutter rash is deep or wheel is badly chipped, we apply a putty filler compound to fill the damaged groove.

The sanding process needs to be repeated after this process

Step 6

repairing faded paint and flaking paint on alloy wheels

Baking / Infrared Curing

If necessary we can use our heated spray booth to bake the wheel or use warm infrared light to heat the paint for a faster drying time.

Alloy Wheel Repair Methods

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Repairing Machined Wheels

When repairing machined wheels which have fine CNC lines and a gloss coat on them, we fix the damage using various sanding techniques, after the damage is repaired we buff and polish your wheels to their original finish. This method requires no painting but the repaired area will be slightly noticeable compared to the rest of the wheels.

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Repairing Painted Alloy Wheels

When performing alloy wheel repair on painted wheels its important to be able to match the colour by eye.
After the rim repair is complete we use this colour to blend the section for a great finish. If needed we can Change Wheel Colour for our customers.

Shadow Chrome Repair

Shadow Chrome is a specialty colour which is very difficult to match.

We can repair 95% of shadow chrome wheels to a near perfect matching finish.

Paint Wheels Black