The first step to a successful alloy wheel repair is determining whether your wheels are machined or painted. Machined and painted alloy wheels have a number of differences in appearance and repair requirements. Keen to know about these differences? Read these slides.
If you’re wondering if your alloy wheel can be repaired, then firstly you need to find out
what kind of alloy wheel you have. Although there are many manufacturing methods, the
most common two end results are a painted or a machined alloy wheel.
The easiest way to determine visually is by the very fine ridges that extend from the
centre to the edge of the wheel like the rings on an old record album. A painted alloy
wheel is exactly that, painted in an array of colours, most commonly silver but can be
black, white or any colour in between.
Painted alloy wheel damage can be repaired while on the vehicle as along as long as
the damage is only cosmetic. Machined alloy wheels can be painted to match the colour
but the ridges will be covered over. If any alloy wheel damage is structural then the
wheel is likely beyond repair.
If your alloy wheels need repairing call the Touch Up Guys today and we can help you
IN THIS VIDEO:
General Manager Paul Hawken discusses how and
why it’s important to determine the type of alloy
wheels you have.
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