Tyres are removed and wheels are placed on our wheel balancer to check for any flat spots, buckles, cracks etc. We will inform you before continuing the job should you need new tyres, wheels straightening, or any welding done (charges will apply).
After we have completed the examination, we place the alloys into our chemical stripping tank to strip the wheels back to bare metal.
Once the wheels have been chemically stripped, we then steam clean them to get rid of any remaining traces of chemical.
After the alloys have been stripped, we then start to prep the wheels, removing any kerb marks as we do this. We have several tools and a machine using a selection of different grinding discs. Should the alloy have big chunks missing, then we have the area welded to mend the damage.
Once we have prepped the alloys, we then have the wheels lightly media blasting using our aqua blaster, this removes any remaining paint residue and surface corrosion from the wheel.
We then place our alloys into our industrial oven which is heated to 200 degrees to de-gas the alloy.
After the wheels have de-gassed, we then apply a high-quality primer coat and wheel is returned to the oven to be cured.
Once the alloy has cooled to a lower temperature, we apply a base coat (colour) using our professional spray gun and returned to the oven to bake.
Once the alloys have come out of the oven, we allow them to cool back down to a lower temperature, we then apply a clear lacquer over the wheel and return to the oven for a final curing.
After a final inspection of the alloys once they have cooled down from the lacquering process, the tyre is fitted and balanced before placing back onto the car.