We offer precision diamond cutting / turning using extremely accurate templates. Centre bore mods, back pad mods and more.
We use the very latest in Electrostatic dry powder coating, water based automotive paints and specialist finishes in our alloy wheel refurbishment.
As well as offering a country wide collection/delivery service via courier we also operate 5 vans collecting and delivering in most home counties (trade only).
Back in 1984, when we started, wheels in general did not bend or crack mainly for 2 reasons, firstly the diameter was much smaller, the average wheel diameter was around 14", today it is 19" and secondly, the tyre sidewall size, as a percentage of the tread width was much bigger, typically between 60-80%, today it is more like 30-50%.
We now have 2 problems, with an alloy wheel being essentially a tube with some support in the middle, the bigger the diameter, the easier they bend, similarly the smaller the sidewall height, the less impact is absorbed by the tyre and more is taken by the wheel, add to this the huge amount of pot holes in roads today and this all makes for problems in alloy wheel repair.
These normally fall into two categories, bends/ flat spots and cracks. The spectrum of aluminium castings range from suppleness i.e. bends/flat spots to hardness/ brittleness i.e. cracks and in the middle of this range, occasionally you get both.
Here at Spit and Polish we can deal with both (within reason) We have the very latest in wheel straightening equipment along with a fully qualified and very experienced welder.
So,if it's just a repair required, your wheel straightened or a crack welding, we can do this, sometimes even while you wait or perhaps you need repairs doing as part of a full alloy wheel refurbishment, we can handle this with ease and just for safety reasons we will not undertake any repair where we feel it will be detrimental to the structural integrity of the wheel.
Unfinished alloy wheels ready to be refurbished at Spit and Polish
Again, usually on the rear of the wheel. Low profile or run flat tyres in particular are susceptible to this kind of damage where the tyre sidewall is so stiff, any impact is transferred to the wheel, this damage is repaired by specialist welding
These generally appear in the form of a "flat spot" more commonly at the rear of the wheel, as in the picture above, usually caused by pot holes, these can be straightened using specialist equipment
This type of damage is caused by kerbing or some kind of impact, normally light kerbing damage or "kerb rash" can be removed by machining, in cases where it is to deep weld can be applied, then machined to leave a perfect finish.
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