The alloy wheels come into our workshop.
The tyres are marked up with a customer ID and position then removed from the wheels, along with any balancing weights and valves.
The alloy wheels are chemically stripped and the wheels have chemical deposits and dirt removed. They are then shot blasted with an appropriate medium to remove any stubborn particles that remain.
The wheel surface is then smoothed and levelled, if necessary using a filler suitable for alloy wheels. If at this stage we find any splits or cracks in the make up of the wheel we ALWAYS advise the customer and take the appropriate action, because we would never let an unsafe wheel leave our alloy wheel repair workshop in Leeds.
The alloy wheel is then put into the oven to remove any trapped air. It's then hung in our spray booth for the application of the powder coating primer and then back into the oven to be baked for a length of time to ensure the primer has cured. The wheel is then left to cool to a temperature ideal for painting.
The alloy wheel is painted to the front and the inside. Into the oven and then inspected to see if it needs further coats depending on the customers desired finish.
A powder coat lacquer is then applied to the face and inside of the wheel, oven baked and inspected once again. It's then left to cool before going on to the final step.
A new rubber valve is inserted and the tyres are put back on the wheel. We balance the wheel using stick on weights to the inside of the wheel. If you have left your vehicle with us we then put the refurbished wheels back on the car and the nuts/bolts are then torqued to the manufacturers specification.