All scratches, damage, and most cracks on a rim can be repaired. We use a specialized process to smooth away any damage on your wheel without the use of filler (unless the damage needs to be filled with an aluminum TIG weld).
Depending on the wheel type and the job we will discuss if paint or powder coat is the best option to use on your wheels.
In most cases the old finish is stripped off so we have a bare alloy surface to work with. If the wheels are new and have a small amount of damage then the wheel is then sanded and smoothed out so that a color match can be done. We can match any color paint to your factory original or aftermarket rim. Since wheel manufacturers generally do not release the color code of their wheels we professionally mix paint for each specific job.
When painting or powder coating your wheel is layered with a base coat and then the actual color is applied over the base. In certain situations adhesive promoters will be used between coatings.
When the color is accurate and the finish dust free then your wheel is now ready for a top clear coat which is what makes the wheel look glossy (or satin or matte depending). We use an industrial strength, durable, and long lasting urethane based clear or powder clear coat which is baked onto your rim in either case to provide a maximum strength wheel finish.
Our Repaired and Refinished wheels come with a 1 year limited guarantee from peeling and/or discoloration. (ask us for details)
The rim repair process takes about 2 to 3 days – if you want to leave your car with us while we do the work then please contact us to make an appointment so we can hold a lift open for you.
We try to be as flexible as possible when you are having your rim repaired with Wheel-Tech. We can accept your whole car or loose rims or loose rims with the tires on them. We can even put on the spare tire for you in order to leave a rim with us at no additional charge.
Click the YouTube logo or this link to watch one of our Wheel Refinishing Videos.
In this video wheel-tech show an Asanti wheel that was brought to the shop for refinishing. The wheel came in with corrosion, curb damage and brake dust build-up. This video ends with a few pics of the finished product.