Alloy Wheel Repair Process with Snows Accident Repair Centre

Based in Southampton, Hampshire with mobile repair vans available

Understanding the Alloy Wheel Repair Process

Alloy wheels are a popular choice for car owners due to their durability, aesthetic appeal, and performance benefits. However, they are not immune to damage. Pavement scratches, pothole impacts, and general wear and tear can all take a toll on your alloy wheels. Fortunately, if you’re in Hampshire or the surrounding areas, Snows Accident Repair Centre's Alloy Wheel specialists can restore your wheels to their former glory. This blog will guide you through the alloy wheel repair process and offer tips on finding the best service in Hampshire.

1. Inspection and Assessment

The first step in the alloy wheel repair process is a thorough inspection. Snows specialist technicians will assess the extent of the damage to determine the appropriate repair method. This step is crucial as it ensures that the right techniques are applied to achieve the best results.

2. Preparation

Before any repairs can begin, the wheel must be properly prepared. This typically involves cleaning the wheel to remove dirt, grime, and brake dust. Additionally, the damaged area is often sanded down to create a smooth surface for repair.

3. Repair Techniques

Depending on the damage, different repair techniques may be employed:

- Pavement Rash Repair: for minor scratches and scuffs, sanding and filling are common methods. A filler is applied to the damaged area, sanded smooth, and then primed for painting.

- Crack and Bend Repair: more severe damage such as cracks or bends we would always recommend buying new alloys due to safety implications.

- Corrosion Repair: if corrosion is present, it must be removed to prevent further damage. This often involves sanding down the affected area and applying anti-corrosion treatments.

Diamond and Alloy Wheel Repair and Refurbishment, The Kerbasaurus

4. Painting and Finishing

Once the repair work is complete, the wheel is ready for painting. Matching the original paint colour is crucial for a seamless finish. The wheel is then coated with a clear lacquer to protect the paint and provide a glossy finish.

5. Quality Control and Final Inspection

After painting, the wheel undergoes a final inspection to ensure the repair meets quality standards. This step includes checking the paint finish, ensuring there are no remaining imperfections, and confirming the wheel is structurally sound.

6. Choosing the Right Repair Service

So, when looking for an alloy wheel repair service in Hampshire, who not consider Snows Accident Repair Centre. With a glowing reputation, 60 years of motoring experience and varying warranty packages available, Snows Kerbasaurus diamond cut and alloy wheel specialists, are sure to restore your wheels to pristine condition in no time.

Diamond and Alloy Wheel Repair and Refurbishment, The Kerbasaurus
Diamond and Alloy Wheel Repair and Refurbishment, The Kerbasaurus
Diamond and Alloy Wheel Repair and Refurbishment, The Kerbasaurus