Alloy Wheel Refurbishment

Here at The Wheel Works we understand that it is all too easy to damage your alloys whether it’s rushing to pick the kids up from school, reversing into a tight spot, moving across for the emergency services vehicle coming up behind you… All of these scenarios can leave your beautiful alloys looking far from their best.

We have recently invested £200,000 in new state-of-the-art equipment including a powder coating facility and a diamond cut alloy wheel lathe. Our specially trained technicians will assess your wheels and provide a cost* and an estimated time frame for the refurbishment to be carried out, this will be subject to the extent of the damage.

What will you do to my wheels? We hear you ask. Here’s an overview of the process using our state-of-the-art equipment.

  1. Your wheel will be washed, cleaned and dried ready for assessment to check for any cracks, scuffs or buckling that may have occurred
  2. Once the damage is assessed, your wheel will be removed from the tyre ready for prepping for either light damage or large damage dependent on the assessment outcome

Your wheel will now be treated accordingly dependent on if it is needing to be treated for light damage or large damage and also if it is Matt Finish or Diamond Cut Finish.

Light damage

  1. Your wheel will take a trip to our Aqua-Blast machine where it will be evenly sanded down with emphasis on the damaged area
  2. After the Aqua-Blast your wheel will be heated at 180° for 25 minutes so that it maintains its smooth prepped surface and no bubbling can occur
  3. After it has been heated and subsequently cooled down, your wheel will now receive a water-based paint to the damaged area which will dry with a matt effect
  4. The next and most exciting step is now ready to commence. Your wheel will take a trip into our specialist alloy wheel powder coating plant for a coat of Powder Coat Clearcoat
  5. Another trip to the oven for 25 minutes at 180°

Large Damage

  1. Your wheel will be stripped down and submerged in our impressive Alkaline Solution Dip-Tank until all paint is removed which takes approximately 4-5 hours
  2. Once all paint is removed, your wheel will be brought out and washed down with clean water ready for the damage to be repaired
  3. Once the damage has been repaired, we will sand down your wheel to get an even surface then it will go in our oven for 25 minutes at 180°
  4. One even coat of Powder Coat High-Build Primer will be applied all over your wheel followed by an oven bake at 180° fro 25 minutes
  5. Once cooled back down to around 75° we will apply an even coat of OEM Water-Based colour
  6. After the OEM Water-Base colour has dried to a matt finish your wheel will get a coat of Powder Coat Clearcoat with a final bake at 180°

The process is slightly different dependent on if your wheel is a Matt Finish or a Diamond Cut Finish.

Matt Finish

  1. Preparation the same as above
  2. After the Powder Coat Clearcoat has been applied and then been baked at 180° for 25 minutes, your wheel will be removed and allowed to cool to 50°
  3. It will then get an even coat of Matt Clearcoat all over and be heated in our oven again to finish

Diamond Cut Finish

  1. Preparation the same as above
  2. After being heated after the Aqua-Blast and cooling back down we will give your wheel a Powder Coat primer all over providing an even finish
  3. Another bake in the oven at 180° for 25 minutes and then it will cool down to 75°
  4. An even coat of an OEM Water-Base colour will be applied followed by a further 5 minute bake at 180°
  5. Once cooled down to room temperature we will use our Diamond Cutting machine (CNC machine) to cut your wheel back to perfection
  6. A final coat of Powder Coat Clearcoat will then be applied with a final bake at 180°

*Alloy Wheel Refurbishment from £100 per wheel.


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Wheel Customisation

We can customise your alloys to any bespoke colour combination you wish using our state of the art equipment.If you have something in mind, simply speak to one of our Wheel Work expert technicians and we can provide you with a quote.

Colour Matching

We offer a colour matching service so that we can match any colour you require for your wheels.

If you think you may require this service, please speak to one of our specialist advisors who will be able to give you more specific advice to suit you and your vehicle.​

New Tyres

Whilst we're repairing or refurbishing your alloys we will also check your tyres and if we think they need replacing, we will let you know.

12 Month Guarantee*

For your peace of mind, we offer a 12 month workmanship guarantee with all the work that we do.

*Does not cover external influences e.g. cleaning chemicals or stone chipping.