Alloy Wheel Refurbishment and Repairs
If you've invested in a set of alloy wheels for your car, then you'll want to keep them looking as good as new. To help you keep your alloys in top condition, Halfords offer an alloy wheel refurbishment and repairs service.
Unfortunately, it is all too easy to chip or scuff your alloy wheels whilst out driving, however careful you are. Kerbing your car when parking is one of the most common causes of this, spoiling the appearance of your wheels and the overall look of the car.
Luckily Halfords are on hand to help with our alloy wheel repair service - read on to find out more about how you can get your alloys refurbished by our technicians.
Our Alloy Wheel Refurbishment and Repair Service
Halfords can restore your damaged, scuffed or tarnished wheels to their original factory finish*. All our alloy wheel refurbishment and repair work is performed by bodyshop trained technicians and can be carried out either at your home or place of work, in the morning or in the afternoon.
Wheels up to 16" cost £65 per wheel, and wheels 17" and over cost £95 per wheel. All work is guaranteed for three years. Halfords usually recommend that you get both wheels on a side of the car refurbished at the same time to avoid any mismatch. Please contact your local store to book an appointment.
Repairing Alloy Wheels - How Does It Work?
During an alloy wheel repair, damage is sanded to blend the repaired area with the rest of the wheel. Any major damage is filled in using a specialist resin to reconstruct the shape and contour of the wheel. The wheel surface is then scuffed to allow fresh paint to stick to it. Once the wheel and vehicle are covered to avoid any overspray, a high quality primer is applied to cover the repaired area.
Paint colour is matched using a series of colour swatches, or by using the paint code from the manufacturer. It is then applied by spray gun before a clear lacquer is used to seal the wheel and give a high gloss finish. Infrared brake lamps then dry the alloy wheel. Once the paint is dry, the wheel is finally buffed to give a high gloss finish, leaving your alloy wheels refurbished and as good as new.
* Please note: Repairs to alloy wheels that are chrome, laser cut, split rim construction or corroded are not available. All alloy wheel repairs are subject to vehicle inspection. Please contact your local store for details.