Woodstock Motors specialise in alloy wheels refurbishment in London
Do you need high quality Alloy wheel repair and refurbishment?
1) We remove the wheels
Either you can leave your car with us on site or we can fit you up with some temporary steel wheels to see you through.
2) Then the tyres, balance weights & valves
You tyres are removed and marked for precision & rotation, and tagged with your name. (If we spot unsafe tyres we will show you. We reserve the right to refuse to refit tyres which are deemed to be unsafe. You are welcome to provide your own replacement tyres, or we can supply a replacement at competitive prices). We then remove all balance weights, valves & sensors (if required). Your wheels are then inspected for visual damage such as dents, buckles and cracks.
3) Stripping the paint
Your wheels are then dipped in a special solution to strip away the existing finish and break away all dust. After a few hours your wheels are stripped back to bare aluminium.
4) Blasting the wheel
Your wheels are then sand-blasted for final cleaning and corrosion removal.
5) Wheel inspection
Once your wheels are fully cleaned it is much easier to see if there are cracks or structural damage. Your wheels are then tested on a balancing machine to check for any bends or buckles. At this stage we will notify you if there is any damage to the wheel deemed to be dangerous, and advise if the wheel can be repaired and if any extra repair cost is involved.
6) Wheel Straightening and wheel repair
We have a unique set of techniques we can use to straighten bent, buckled and dented alloy wheels. The refurbishment is not always necessary when straightening the wheel. Also, if the damage is only small and on the inside of the rim, then we can repair just that area rather than fully refurbish your wheel (saves you money).
7) Prepare kerbed surface for paint
The next step is selective machining to remove all kerb damage from the surface of your wheel. If the damage is very deep it can be filled with aluminium and welded to return it to its original shape.
8) Painting the wheel
- First your wheels are placed into the oven for the pre-heating process. After this new powder primer is applied.
- After the powder is applied the wheels go back into the oven for the curing process.
- After the curing process the wheels are allowed to cool down slightly before the colour application and powder coat clear lacquer.
- The wheels are then taken placed back into the oven to harden the coatings and ensure a full cure.
9) Tyre Fitting and Balancing
Once your wheels are repaired we fit new rubber valves (if the wheels had metal valves or sensors these are re-fitted as before). The tyre is then refitted to the wheel and balanced using weights stuck to the inside of the wheel.
10) Fitting wheels to the car
Your wheels are fitted to your car and final checks are carried out including tyre pressure and wheel bolt torque and tightening.