No, we repair the wheel while it is still on your car.
We have a patented, specially designed system and equipment that allows us to do the full repair on your car.
Using specialised equipment on our mobile repair vans, we:
- Machine sand the damaged areas
- Prep the wheel for painting
- Paint the wheel then paint over with clear coat
This brings the wheel back to its original color and condition.
We usually only repaint the damaged area, leaving the majority of the wheel in original condition.
95% of wheels are painted silver, so we repaint these wheels rather than polishing them. For the occasional wheel that does have a machined or polished finish, we re-polish it then sand and after paint over with a clear coat to preserve the polished finish.
No, we don’t get paint on your car. Instead of using a normal spray gun (which has a high-volume spray), we only use an airbrush to re-paint the damaged area. This has a very focused, low-volume airflow so that we don’t get over-spray on your car.
No, the paint is air cured. This means the paint will take approximately 1 to 2 days to fully dry and cure, but it will be touch dry within an hour.
Yes. The white you can see is the undercoat from the original painting process – we will repaint this along with all damaged areas.
We machine and sand the scratches back to a smooth finish and then re-paint the wheel.
Yes, shine is clear coat – we paint clear coat on the wheel to match the original color and shine.
We have a number of proprietary paints that we use to match the silver color on every type of wheel.
Not as a mobile service, but we caters for welds and buckles.
The best method to keep your wheel clean is to regularly clean it with soap and water, using a sponge to get into all the spokes and corners.
Be very careful using wheel cleaners. Some wheel cleaners use acid to help remove brake dust and other road grime, which will attack the clear coat and in some cases, cause discoloration after just one application. It’s safest to stick to soap and water to clean your wheels.
It’s best to leave the car for at least one hour before driving it. The longer you leave the car before driving, the better the paint will dry and cure.
It is best not to get the wheel wet for at least one day, and even better if you can leave it for 2 to 3 days for the paint to cure properly.
Wheels don’t usually need to be re-balanced. The alloy is so light that the small amount of machining or sanding and repainting doesn’t affect the overall balance of the wheel and tire.
The repaired part of the wheel will stand up to the tire change as well as any other part of the wheel. As long as your tire is changed using standard methods, the wheel should remain in good condition.
For most damaged wheels, you won’t be able to see the damaged areas. On some wheels where the damage was particularly deep, you will notice a change in profile of the wheel in that area, but once the wheel has been painted, it will blend into the surrounding areas and be virtually unnoticeable.
We use a proprietary painting system to ensure that the paint adheres to the repaired surface for life. The process results in a standard hard coat of paint that, if treated correctly will not scratch, fade, or peel.
It generally takes 60 to 90 minutes to repair and repaint your wheel. You will need to wait another hour before you can drive your car, to allow the paint to become touch dry. It’s best to avoid getting the wheel wet for 2 days after, as the paint will take 1 to 2 days to fully cure.
Alloy wheel repairs generally cost may vary . The exact cost depends on the type of finish on the wheel, the wheel’s profile, and the amount and depth of damage on the wheel.
No, we repair the wheel on your car at your location (or on-site at our workshop). It never has to be sent away for repairs.
We accept payment by cash, zelle , venmo. cheque or credit card (MasterCard or Visa). Payment with credit card incurs a 4% surcharge fee.
Not as a mobile service, but our workshop in Sydney caters for welds and buckles.
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Our FAQ page will help you with everything you want to know, from how we do the repairs to how much it costs. If you’re in need of an alloy wheel repair, make an appointment here, or if you still have more questions, get in touch with us.