June 24, 2022

A Guide to Alloy Wheel Refurbishments

Damage to your alloy wheels can be really frustrating, particularly if you are enthusiastic about keeping your car in top condition. In cases where you experience alloy wheel cracks, dents or deep scratches, you’ll most likely need a full alloy wheel repair to restore their condition.

If however, damage is light and you only have cosmetic scuffs and scrapes on your alloys, you may be able to benefit from our simple and quick alloy wheel refurbishment services.

What is alloy wheel refurbishment?

Alloy wheel refurbishment is the process of reconditioning your alloy wheels, removing cosmetic, surface level damage and restoring them to their original, pristine condition. 

Refurbishing your alloy wheels is often a more simple and cheaper service than having a repair done, so if you think that your alloy damage can be restored through simple refurbishment techniques, get booked in! 

Our trusted engineers will be able to tell you whether they can refurbish your alloys or whether you’ll need a repair.

Why would you need alloy wheel refurbishment?

The road conditions throughout the UK can easily lead to alloy wheel damage - high kerbs, large potholes and uneven surfaces can scuff and scrape the surface of your alloys. 

Paying for a replacement isn’t always a viable option and repairs can potentially be costly (depending on the extent of the damage). Having your alloys refurbished can be a cheaper and quicker alternative to repairing or replacing - if it is possible to refurbish your alloys, it’s better to do so to maintain your car’s condition.

Refurbed alloy wheels can easily achieve the appearance of a brand new set - not only will the damage be repaired but the entire surface of the alloy can be brought back to life through a range of finishing techniques.

Get in touch with your local Alloy Wheel repair expert below

Alloy wheel refurbishment process

Refurbishing alloy wheels is usually a straightforward process. It follows a few steps, easily done by our experienced professionals:

  1. Clean the alloy:
    First we’ll clean the alloy, removing any dirt that could be concealing damage. We can then assess the damage and decide upon the best method of refurbishment.
  2. Mask the tyre:
    We cover the outer tyre with masking tape to protect it during the process.
  3. Sand and buff the damages:
    For light scratches and scuffs, we’ll sand the affected areas and buff out the damages.
  4. Paint and prime the affected area:
    We’ll finish by priming and painting over the freshly buffed damage, covering the area and matching it perfectly to the existing colour of your alloys. We’ll polish the area afterwards, ensuring that the finish is high quality.

Does alloy wheel refurbishment remove all types of damage?

Alloy wheel refurbishment covers minor damages, such as surface scratches and scuffs. If scratches to your alloys need filling, that’ll be classed as a repair.

No matter what the extent of your alloy wheel damage is, our experts can repair and refurbish them back to their original, pristine condition. You can even check out our other blog to find out what to do if your alloy wheels are damaged.

How long does alloy wheel refurbishment take?

Alloy wheel refurbishment typically doesn't take that long and our experts will ensure that they find a time and day that suits you best. 

It is likely that you can wait with your vehicle whilst refurbishments take place, but you’ll know more details of how long the process will take once your damage/s have been assessed.

Can I refurbish my own alloy wheels?

It isn’t recommended to try and refurbish your own alloy wheels. There are refurbishment kits available to buy and if you are experienced enough, it can be done well.

Most of the time when people try to refurbish their own alloys however, they end up either worsening the damages or leaving a less than desirable finish. It may then be more expensive to have this cover-up stripped, then re-repaired and refurbished.

Save yourself the time and hassle, and bring your alloys to us!

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Is it worth refurbishing alloy wheels?

If you value the appearance of your vehicle and want to maintain that ‘pristine car’ aesthetic then yes, it is well worth having your alloys refurbished. Even if you have no damage and just want your alloys freshened up, refurbishment is the way to go.

Having well refurbished alloys can also help to maintain the value of your car, so if you wish to sell in the future, it’s worth keeping our refurbishment services in mind!

Alloy wheel refurbishment with Alloy Wheel Repair Services

Our local alloy wheel experts are ready to help. Simply search for your nearest location and get in touch - we’ll get you booked in as soon as we can to get your alloy wheels looking perfect again.

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