The bread and butter of our business is repairing damaged alloy wheels.
And because we’re mobile, we can get to you quickly and save your the hassle of dropping your car to a garage, or being ‘car-less’ for a day while the work is carried out.
But being mobile also means our customers can see what we’re doing, often in their own driveway - as such, people are often surprised by the amount of work that’s involved.
So what exactly do we do in order to return your alloys to a showroom-ready standard? Well, the process is as follows…
Once we arrive at your location we’ll jack up the vehicle, remove the wheels and assess both the damage and the repairs required.
The tyres are deflated and the bead is broken - this means that the tyre is moved about an inch off the rim to enable us to repair all damage.
The wheels are then sanded and repaired using a number of techniques, depending on the extent of the damage and the type of wheel we are working on.
Once the main repairs have been carried out we then apply primer to the wheel and bake it under infra-red lighting (again, all this takes place on site with one of our mobile units).
We then ‘flat’ the wheel off to ensure a smooth paint finish.
The wheels are painted in your chosen colour (either the same as the original or something new - your choice!) and baked again.
We then lacquer the wheels to ensure the paint will be protected. They are then baked one final time to harden.
The tyres are inflated. As we don’t remove the tyres completely, there is no need for them to be rebalanced.
Finally, the wheels are fitted back to the vehicle.
On average the whole process can take up to 1.5 - 2 hours per wheel.
Hopefully the above sheds some light on the processes involved in mobile alloy wheel refurbishment and the highly professional way that we work here at Kerb Appeal.
If you’d like to find out more about this and the other services that we offer, simply browse around our website, or contact myself, Simon Trayler, on 07956 530 949 / email@example.com.
Hope to hear from you soon,