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Why you shouldn’t go for the cheapest option when it comes refurbishing your alloy wheels

When researching how you can get your Alloy Wheels refurbished, it’s always tempting to choose the cheapest option, especially if you’re unsure of the process and what is involved – it might seem like a no brainer but it’s not always that simple. That’s why we’re here to help, in this blog we’re going to explain the options available for alloy refurbishments, why ensuring quality over cost is important, and what differentiates a cheap Alloy Wheel refurbishment from a professional service.

What are the options for Alloy Wheel refurbishment?

Firstly, it’s important to highlight that damaging your alloy wheels can open you up to a whole host of issues that aren’t just cosmetic. You may think you have just scraped your wheel, but there could be performance issues with suspension, transmission faults and even changes in your ability to steer the vehicle. Therefore, it’s important to not rush into thinking it can be repaired quickly at a cheap cost, choosing a professional company is the first step in making sure you get the right job done.A professional alloy wheel company will be able to access and inspect your wheel thoroughly and make the best recommendation ensuring your safety is paramount. If you’re unsure whether your alloy wheels are safe to drive with, it’s best to take professional advice straight away, please call Alloy Hub and one of our experts will be happy to help you: 01538 300765

Option 1: Alloy Wheel Repair Kits

Alloy repair kits are available to purchase across the internet and they contain paint, filler, primer, glovers, lacquer, and some basic tools such as brushes and sponges. These are only suitable as a temporary measure for touching up your wheels with a professional finish very difficult to achieve.

Option 2: Mobile Alloy Wheel Refurbishment

Mobile refurbishments involve someone coming to your home and completing the process either on your drive or in a van. This process generally takes a couple of hours, which can often be seen as convenient and quick option. However, no matter how good the professional is, you have to ask yourself if there has been enough time spent on the wheels to achieve a high standard? Alloy Hub’s alloy wheel refurbishment process takes 2-3 days, but why? It’s all about the attention to detail and time taken to ensure the wheels are 100% perfect before painting. Its all in the preparation…. Firstly, we use an acid stripping process to strip the wheels back entirely to their original state, which as you can imagine isn’t a process that can be taken place in the back of a van or on your driveway. We also sandblast the wheels to completely remove any remaining paint, rust, and residue in achieving the perfect base for the painting process. And finally, once powder coated and painted, we heat cure your wheels in our bespoke ovens, letting them cool naturally before refitting to your vehicle. Therefore, mobile wheel refurbishments may seem a cheaper and faster option, however, never will they achieve the same quality that is achieved over a 2-day process at a refurbishment centre. And at £50 per wheel on average for a mobile refurbishment, compared to Alloy Hub’s £75 per wheel, you are actually getting a lot more for your money.

Option 3: A professional Alloy Wheel Refurbishment at Alloy Hub’s Refurb Centre

As we’ve briefly touched upon above, there is a huge difference when choosing a thorough refurbishment over that of a mobile process. Firstly, Alloy Hub takes 2-3 days to undergo the process and look after your wheels through every step of the process, from acid stripping and sand blasting to sanding, painting and oven curing, you can be rest assured, our team will be extra cautious to ensure every scratch, scrape and defect is not left untouched. Secondly, we have the highest quality equipment, tools and machinery, all undercover and indoors, so your refurbishment doesn’t have any interruptions along the way. Thirdly, the choice is all yours when it comes to the colour of your wheels. From Gloss black, to bronze Alloy Hub have a vast colour portfolio in helping you achieve the look you have always wanted. In addition to this we also provide the options to have your brake callipers repainted too – it is a shame to see tired looking brake callipers behind some shiny glossy wheels. Imagine the fresh look that gloss black wheels and red callipers can make to your car.

If you’re still insure whether you should choose Alloy Hub or a different refurbishment option, we recommend taking the time to watch our refurbishment process video, so you can see every step your wheels will undergo from start to finish. Also, take a look at some of our reviews and our recent completed refurbishments on our social media channels.