So you’ve got your dream car and as careful as you can be, you take good care of it then one day you pull up against the kerb and you hear that crunching noise and when you see the damage your day goes downhill as you imagine the repair cost. Finding decent Alloy Wheel Repairs in Liverpool can be a bit of a minefield.
Accidents most certainly do happen and scuffed, kerbed or damaged alloys are always going to happen at some point unless you are extremely careful with your alloys and constantly maintain them. We all live busy lives and being this careful is almost impossible. Look out for your local Alloy Wheel Repair center in Liverpool.
Why have your Alloy Wheels repaired?
There is no law stating that you have to repair your damaged alloy wheels now. If left unrepaired, it will cause more damage to your alloy costing you more money to repair later on. When you are selling your vehicle, buyers will be put off by the unknown cost of repairing the damaged Alloys. So its worth having them repaired to get the best price.
Whats the difference between Alloy Wheel Repair and refurbish?
The difference is that to refurbish is to rebuild or replenish with all new products & materials. To repair is to restore to original (or better) working order and fix, or improve damaged condition.
Alloy Wheel Types
Standard Alloy Wheels or Traditional Alloy Wheels
This type of alloy wheel is painted with a powder coating or a wet spray technique in the same colour. It is not the paint finish that distinguishes the type of wheel but how it is constructed.
Diamond Cut (or polished) Alloy Wheels
If your wheel has a super shiny polished look that look then this is a Diamond Cut Finish. The wheel can have both diamond cut and painted finish on separate parts of the wheel & will have a part polished polished metal finish with a layer of laquer over the top for protection.
A Diamond Cut finish is a specialised process by going over the face of the wheel with a machine. They have 2 tones, look like a work of art giving any type of car a sporty look. They were sold as an upgrade when buying your new car but nowadays are a standard part of the car. Its advised to only ever repair them 1-2 times as the wheel can become weak and compromised.
Split Rim Wheels
Split Rim wheels usually easily identified as they have a set of small bolts around the end of the wheel. This type of wheel can have diamond cut finishes or both. We have to remove all bolts which take time. Depending on how corroded the wheel is depends on how long it takes due to the fact that some bolts seize up and this can take more time to remove. The parts are refurbished and the wheel is put back together with the bolts in place. It normally costs more as there is more time and work required.
What equipment do you need?
Refurbishing wheels back to the original factory standard doesn’t just mean that you give them a gentle sanding, wipe down and apply paint. Specialist equipment is used to fix chips, cracks and scratches. Then a thorough coat of paint is applied then the varnish is applied to bring back the shine. For the alloy to be restored, the set of alloy wheels needs to be removed from the vehicle and they are. The best Alloy Wheel Repair center in Liverpool is as follows.
Alloy Wheels on Leased Cars
Its advisable to have your Alloys repaired if you have a leased car or van because the Leasing company will impose huge penalties when you hand the vehicle back. Even if only one wheel is damaged, it is definitely worth getting the alloy wheel repaired before handing it back to the Lease company.
How to repair an Alloy Wheel?
You need to see the extent of the damaged Alloy Wheel so it is best to clean the wheel to remove all traces of grime and dirt.
Once dry, mask off the tyre so that it is protected during the repair process
Gently sand down the area to be repaired and apply filler to the damage. Once this is dry then gently sand this area again which prepares it for primer and paint to be applied
Then the Technician will colour match the alloy wheel to ensure that the correct paint is applied.
The paint is sprayed over the wheel which will cover the filler, and primer and it is then blended into the rest of the original wheel colour. Once the paint has dried, we then apply a coat of lacquer to give a high polished finish.
How much does Alloy Wheel Repairs cost?
Prices can vary between Car Body Repair shops. The higher end prices are charged by professional body shops where you know that the completed repair will be high standard. Beware of going to the lower end of the prices because you will end up possibly having to pay more to fix the bad job to restore the Alloy Wheel finish.
General Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Repair prices will vary between Painted Alloys £50 per wheel and Diamond Cut Alloys between £50 to £130 per wheel depending on the damage on the wheel – all prices are subject to VAT @ 20%.
What about Guarantees?
It is important to find Alloy Wheel Repairs in Liverpool that will give 100% Guarantee that the work they will do will be perfect, then yyou have peace of mind. Why replace your alloy wheels when you can have the refurbished? Keep reading for your expert Alloy Wheel Repair Center in Liverpool or Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Center in Liverpool.
Alloy Wheel Colour Change
You can also choose to change the colour altogether to give your care a totally different look and can make it look more sporty or refresh the overall look. By choosing this, you can choose whichever colour that you prefer.
As well as Alloy Wheel Repairs in Liverpool, we also offer this Alloy Wheel Colour Matching Service so that if you want to change the whole look of your car, you can change the colour of your Alloys. To find out more have a look at our website http://www.scuffsnscratches.co.uk/alloy-wheel-repairs
Alloy Wheel Care
Now that you have your attractive alloy wheels, it is best to keep them in tip top condition. The best way to prevent it is to regularly clean them to avoid future corrosion of your alloy wheels.
You can see reviews on the best alloy wheel cleaner to use HERE
Alloy Wheel Repairs in Liverpool
We give this 100% Guarantee to give our customers peace of mind. With over 22 years of experience in Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Repairs , we know what we are doing. We have repaired many different makes/brands of Alloy Wheels to the satisfaction of our customers.
What other services do we offer?
We offer a service where you drop your car with us and we will drop you in liverpool city center so you can lunch or shop then we will collect you. Or if you want to make a day of it, we can drop you off at the Titanic Hotel which is close by and you can lunch, have a spa treatment.
Or you can visit our CPR Car Body Repair Shop at 60-61 Love Lane, Liverpool, L3 7DD or call us on 0151 909 3459
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