Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
 
 
Expert Alloy Wheel Refurbishment 
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Stirling 01786 472777 
Kirkcaldy 01592 265150 

Alloy Wheel Restoration 

At We Restore Alloys, we pride ourselves in providing a first class alloy wheel restoration service. 
 
The We Restore Alloys restoration facility has been specifically designed to provide an unrivalled quality of wheel restoration. Our investment in state of the art equipment and our relentless attention to detail means that we deliver a quality of service to meet your expectations. 
 
Each wheel undergoes the same thorough process. Your Wheels are Stripped back to bare metal, then repaired to remove all signs of damage. Wheels are powdercoat Primed, to prevent corrosion and colour is applied using high quality paints or powders. Finally the wheels are coated with a scratch proof powder coat lacquer to achieve the desired look. You can choose your colour to match existing or go for a complete change or custom colour. We can repair and refurbish wheels in almost any condition, including scrapes and scuffs, corrosion, dents and buckles and even cracks. 
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland
Corrosion, Kerb Damage, Buckles, Cracks? Loosing tyre Pressure?.........We Can Restore Your Alloys! 

 
How ’We Restore Alloys’... 

An insight into our standard alloy wheel restoration process... 
Wheels Arrive 
 
 
 
 
 
When your wheels have arrived the tyres are removed using our top spec Hoffman Megamount 702. Your tyres are marked for identification and stored on our racks. Your alloys will also be marked with a matching ID number. Remember wheels can be dropped off to us loose, with tyres fitted or you can take advantage of our hassle free Drive in Service and simply drop off your car. 
 
 
 
 
If you are further afield, give us a call to discuss our nationwide courier service. 
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Wheels Arrive
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Wheels Arrive
Inspection 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All wheels are individually inspected to assess their condition. Unlike a mobile repair, the entire wheel is assessed, including the rear of the wheels. The rear of the wheel is often forgot about but it doesn't take long for this corrosion to creep forward to the wheel faces. All wheels restored at We Restore Alloys have the corrosion removed from the rear. This area is powder primed, coloured and lacquered to give the same level of protection as the wheel faces. Tyres, centre caps, valves and old wheel weights all removed, ready to begin restoration... 
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Inspection
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Inspection
Initial Clean 
 
 
 
Prior to stripping, we use our wheel cleaning station to remove any dirt, traffic film and brake dust.. 
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Initial Clean
Paint Removal 
 
 
Wheels are then stripped off their existing paint and powder coat before having another cycle in our wheel cleaner. 
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Paint Removal
Wheel Straightening 
 
 
Wheels are checked for buckles and flat spots. This Zetamak wheel straightener will highlight any imperfections in the wheels shape. Buckles and flat spots will be corrected prior to re-finishing. 
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Wheel Straightening
Wheel Preparation 
 
 
 
 
 
When we know all wheels are true, we will carefully remove any kerb damage and signs of corrosion. All work is done by hand to ensure an A1 finish. Following initial prep, wheels are gently blasted in our blast cabinet to 'key' for powder coating. Note that we do not blast wheels aggressively and we do not use our blast cabinet to strip wheels. This process is purely used for surface preparation. Following the blasting process a final quality inspection is carried out on the wheel to ensure that all defects have been completely removed and that the wheel is ready for re-finishing. 
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Wheel Preparation
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Wheel Preparation
Refinishing 
 
 
 
Refinishing takes place within our purpose built booth. Wheels are heated to the required temperature in our state of the art oven, to expel any gases or moisture trapped in the alloy.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
The entire wheel is then coated in a powdercoat primer. Wheels are then returned to the oven to cure the powder coat, ready for colour application. 
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Refinishing
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Refinishing
Colour is applied by one of two main methods: 
Powder coat 
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Powdercoat
Wet Paint 
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Wet Paint
 
 
 
Most manufacturer colours are applied as wet paint. Wheels are returned to the oven to cure the colour before finishing the wheel with a Crystal Clear, scratch proof powdercoat lacquer. 
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Refinishing
 
 
 
Lacquer is used to enhance the finish of the wheel, but most Importantly to protect the wheel against environmental influences such as water, dirt, salt and UV radiation. 
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Refinishing
Finishing Details 
 
 
Wheels are cooled before for approximately 30 minutes before a final quality inspection takes place. Tyre valves are installed as well as any final details such as the ‘M’ badge shown in this picture. 
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Finishing Details
Re-fitting 
 
 
 
Tyres are refitted using our Hoffman Megamount 702.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tyres are inflated to the manufacturers recommended pressure and wheels are balanced on our Hoffman Megaspin 400-2. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finally, the wheels are refitted to the car and torqued to the manufacturers recommended settings. Centre caps re-installed and tyre slick applied to give a nice clean finish. 
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Refitting
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Refitting
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Scotland ¦ Refitting