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Alloy wheel corrosion damage - do I need new wheels?

Alloy wheel corrosion damage - do I need new wheels?
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  1. Can you repair corroded alloy wheels?
  2. Are corroded alloy wheels safe?
  3. How much does it cost to repair a corroded alloy wheel?
  4. When should alloy wheels be replaced?
  5. How long does it take to refurbish alloy wheels?
  6. Is it worth getting alloy wheels refurbished?
  7. Do alloy wheels go rusty?
  8. How many times can you refurbish an alloy wheel?
  9. How much does it cost to change the color of an alloy wheel?

Can you repair corroded alloy wheels?

When the inner surface of your alloy wheel is corroded from road salt and wintery weather, it can cause air loss in your tyres. We can cure this problem by refurbishing your alloy wheels and this will consequentially leave you with great looking wheels as a result. Don't hesitate to ask for more details.

Are corroded alloy wheels safe?

Whilst corroded alloys will often start out as a cosmetic issue if left for long periods of time the level of corrosion can often get to a point where it is no longer safe to drive on.

How much does it cost to repair a corroded alloy wheel?

As a guide, standard alloy wheel refurbishment for a single wheel up to 20” costs around £74 per wheel. If your alloy wheel is 21” or bigger then the refurbishment cost will be nearer £90 per wheel. If you're having all four alloy wheels repaired at the same time then you'll often save some money.

When should alloy wheels be replaced?

Your mechanic should have the tools and expertise to bend back broken rims or even fill in small cracks. However, if you're looking at several cracks and a lot of missing metal, then your alloy wheels will likely need to be replaced because repairing them will only prolong the inevitable.

How long does it take to refurbish alloy wheels?

Our process for alloy wheel refurbishment takes a minimum of 14 hours. In some cases it is possible to refurbish wheels and return them in the same day but this depends upon the amount of damage present, and the manufacturer. You should expect to be without your car for 36 hours.

Is it worth getting alloy wheels refurbished?

If your alloys are starting to corrode, then our advice would be to get them refurbished ASAP. ... The longer you leave the corrosion the more likely it will come back. If you get them refurbished at the early stages of corrosion appearing you have more of a chance of delaying the inevitable.

Do alloy wheels go rusty?

Technically, alloy wheels don't actually rust. They can corrode, but it's not the same as rusting, as instead of the brownish hue you get when rust sets in you get white marks instead. Alloy stock wheels are created with a polished and protective finish which is designed to prevent the wheels from corroding at all.

How many times can you refurbish an alloy wheel?

As the process involves actually removing the top of the alloy, these repairs can only be made one or two times before the wheel is compromised and weakened. A specialist will inspect the wheel to ensure the right finish is applied. If the diamond cut finish is not suitable, other wheel finishes are available.

How much does it cost to change the color of an alloy wheel?

The average alloy wheel colour change cost is £260.

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