Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
The refurbishment and restoration of all car wheels is one of our specialities so much so we've decided to open a dedicated wheel refurbishment department. We are able to restore all wheels (alloy or steel) to showroom condition. Have you ever been quoted the cost of four brand new alloy wheels? We can restore your old ones for a fraction of this.
Our vast experience in this field has led us to develop what we consider to be one of the best wheel restoration processes in the area. We now offer:
- Chemical Stripping of Existing Wheel Coatings
- This is kinder to the wheel than conventional shot blasting and removes old paint and coating without further damage.
- 3 Coat System for Wheel Colour
- This is the holy grail of wheel refurbishment. Our 3 coat process applies primer, a wet colour and finally a tough powder coat lacquer to the wheel. We are now able to offer colours, shades and effects for your wheels on par with anything a body shop can apply to a car. Pearlescent two-tone to match your custom car paint job? No problem!
Wheel Refurbishment Customer Service
Many car owners are put off by the inconvenience of having wheels refurbished - how many people have a spare set of wheels to use while their main set is sent away for a lengthy time?We can refurbish your set of wheels in a day.
At DFB Contracting Services we make it as easy as possible. You can drop your car off at our workshop and we do the rest. Live in the local area? We'll take you home and collect youwhen your car is ready! Wheels and tyres will be removed and refitted on-site by aprofessional tyre fitter. Tyres will be fully balanced using self-adhesive weights. New valves are always used.
Wheel Refurbishment - Choose Your Colour
We can powder coat your wheels to any colour specification. An exact match to the manufacturer's original colour code can be done. Or, if you are feeling adventurous, choose from one of the thousands of colours in our charts.
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Process
The refurbishment of alloy wheels draws on our key areas of expertise – chemical stripping, shot blasting and powder coating.
- On receipt of your car, the wheels and tyres are removed by a professional tyre fitter.
- The wheels are then processed through our chemical stripping or shot blasting areas to remove all traces of existing coatings and any corrosion.
- Next, we inspect for and repair any damage.
- The wheels are then cleaned and processed through our painting area (for primer and wet colour if required) then our powder coating area before being oven hardened.
- Tyres are then refitted with new valves and the wheels balanced using self-adhesive balance weights – all carried out by a professional tyre fitter.
- The wheels are then put back on your car and all bolts torqued to manufacturer’s specifications.
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Questions
- How long does it take? - for straightforward chemical stripping or shot blasting followed by powder coating, we can process a set of wheels in one day.
- Do I have to remove the tyres myself? - No. We take care of that. This safety-critical task is always carried out by a professional tyre fitter.
- Is it as good as a new wheel? - Yes. We apply a powder coating which is actually of a higher specification than that of the original manufacturer.
- Who do you refurbish wheels for? - We refurbish wheels for clients from all over Scotland including car manufacturer main dealers, local garages, motor rally teams and members of the public.
- I've kerbed a wheel. Can I have a single one refurbished? - Yes, we will refurbish a single alloy wheel. Please note, it may not be possible to colour match exactly that of another wheel which may have several years worth of weathering. Please contact us for further information.
We offer a 12 month guarantee on all coatings!
All minor cosmetic repairs and removal of normal scrapes are included in this service. Should a wheel require significant repair (such as the filling and finishing of deep dents or other damage) a charge may be incurred. This will be in the region of £10 - £60 depending on the extent of damage. This will be calculated on initial inspection of the wheel.