We are Spit & Polish
leaders in alloy wheel refurbishment
Spit & Polish was established in 1984, at the time wheel refurbishment was mainly achieved by hand polishing, a very messy job, and painting using traditional car paint, results were not to a professional standard and looked nothing like the original finish.
The challenge was to develop a system that looked as good as new and that could be achieved quickly (at the time only one UK alloy wheel manufacturer would refurbish wheels but often took in excess of 3 months)
What we were looking for was a way to turn around wheels the same or next day, problems were huge as we were trying to do something that had not been done before, every process needed to complete the job threw up endless problems to overcome which , slowly but surely, we did. Within four years we were refinishing over 40,000 wheels per year, working direct with major car manufacturers as well as main dealers, Used car dealers, tyre distributors, and the general public.
The system and techniques we developed created the template that almost every refinisher in the country uses today.
The pioneers of wheel
Keeping up with an ever changing industry
Many things have changed since we first set up in 1984, for instance, the average wheel size then was 14" now it is 19" The wheels have become larger, the shapes more complex and finishes more varied than ever.
Back then we used about 4-5 colours in our standard range, this covered almost everything, we would also mix paint to colour code wheels to the car, today our standard range is closer to 30 and rising weekly. With this rapidly changing market we have needed to keep up with new technology and techniques to keep pace. Today we run 6 vans, collecting and delivering to the trade throughout the home counties as well as operating a busy postal service covering the UK. The service we offer has never been beaten for consistency in our 30 years of trading.