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Repairing Alloy Wheels

It is not hard to put a scratch on a set of alloy wheel rims. Simply bumping into the curb as you are rounding the corner is enough to scratch up the aluminum.

Sports racing enthusiasts are likely to go running into the streets at the sight of a scratched alloy wheel rim. The first instinct is to strip the car of its imperfection and replace it with a nice, new shiny alloy wheel. This line of thinking falls into the use-it, toss-it mentality. For those that can afford to do this, that is a great option. For the average driver, replacing alloy wheels is not an option.

Alloy wheel repairs are quickly becoming one of the most performed actions in auto body shops worldwide. Drivers chose to repair the alloy wheels mainly because the cost of buying new ones fresh off the showroom floor in expensive. Another reason is that the driver has developed an emotional attachment to the current alloy wheel rims on a vehicle. The thought of parting with a piece of the car body is simply unheard of.

Many of the alloy wheels that roll into auto body shops are in need of a fresh facelift from damage or wear and tear. Alloy wheel repair requires a fare amount of bodywork to be completed. The first step in repair is to smooth out any spots, dings and ridges located on the wheel rim surface. To do this, many body shops use a small grinder to work the edges and finer areas of the wheel rim surface. The grinder also helps to smooth out sharp edges that may be caused by bumping a curb or running over a rough road surface.

This step can be completed at home in the driveway before bringing the car into an auto body shop for further repair. It is referred to as the initial step of alloy wheel rebuild.

Next is a maneuver that should be completed by an auto body mechanic. Epoxy material is applied to the wheel surface in order to fill in any existing gaps or low spots. This material acts as a strengthening agent as well. In some cases, the epoxy material can create a stronger rebuilt wheel rim than the stock rim originally on the car.

A small welder is then utilized to blend the epoxy material on the wheel surface. The welder runs around the entire circumference on the outer lip of the wheel. Once applied, the entire wheel is reconditioned to a virtually new appearance.

The final step is restored the alloy wheel to its original mint condition. Buffed, shined and ready for action, the newly repaired alloy wheel is balanced and ready to hit the road.

The majority of cracked, bent or worn alloy wheels can be repaired. Cracks impose the greatest damage potential to alloy wheels. Left untreated, cracks cause major damage to the entire rim structure. Damage to spoke areas, lug areas or the inner lip rim is irreparable.

When in doubt, take the vehicle to a local auto body shop for a second opinion.

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Some reviews from our Satisfied Customers

Great work carried out
on 26, Mar 2017
Repaired two alloys for me. Great work carried out, friendly and fun service from the two gents and good value for money. I would definitely recommend.
Dave Williamson
from Cardiff
Excellent job
on 10, Feb 2017
Did a repair on my machine cut alloys came to my house were honest before they started that as it was a machine cut they could do a repair but not exactly match the finish well i'Il defy anyone to spot the repair it is an excellent job would defiantly recommend
John Carter
from Cardiff
Great service
on 07, Jul 2017
Great service, work and guys. As an accident prone driver I will definitely use them again!
Highly recommend!!
on 07, Oct 2017
Highly recommend!! Great job on a bumper repair, very professional service
Very pleased
on 18, Oct 2017
Very pleased with the work done by Carmond at LVV services. He managed to come out to do the work the day after I contacted him. Disguising/repairing a cigarette burn on the back seat. Looks good as new and at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend. Very helpful and great friendly service.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
on 02, Sep 2017
Fantastic job Carmond! Very happy with the job you done for the wheel on my car and just a small fraction of a full refurb. Honest service, friendly and reasonably priced finished to a very high standard and a nice chat whilst the work was completed. Can not ask for more... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Fantastic service and a fantastic price!
on 21, Sep 2017
Fantastic service and a fantastic price! Would recommend them to anyone! My car looks good as new and it was completed in under an hour! Thank you guys!
Carla James
from Caerphilly
Very good service!
on 08, Sep 2017
Very good service! Great repair on my Hyundai rear bumper, can't tell its been repaired. Excellent price. Definately reconmmend,would use again if needed. Bonus of having repair completed on your own driveway!
Darren Yemm
from Swansea
Arrived on time
on 16, Oct 2017
A great job gents. Arrived on time and were polite friendly and knew exactly what they were doing. I have no hesitation in recommending LVV Services. Thanks loads
Very fair pricing
on 05, Oct 2017
Had the steering wheel refurbed brilliant job looks like new, attention to detail is excellent, its made my car look a lot better, i would def recommend, with very fair pricing
Terry Halling
from Swansea
Sorted my seats with burn holes
on 09, Nov 2017
Restored my alloy and sorted my seats with burn holes. Can’t fault at all.
Gethin Jones
from Cardiff
Very high quality work
on 16, Oct 2017
Had a scrape to the wheel arch repaired on TT and repairs to worn driver seat bolster. Very prompt and quick, very high quality work. Would definitely recommend
Andy White
from Swansea
Great service excellent repair
on 10, Jun 2017
Great service excellent repair on small dents on my Audi Q5 drivers door, can't tell its been repaired. Prompt arrival at my home two great guys excellent price. Definitely recommend,would use again if needed.
Stephen Waters
from Bettws - Bridgend
Repair job was amazing!
on 24, Feb 2017
Great service and came to the house which was a massive bonus! Had a scuffed black alloy, the repair job was amazing! Looks like new! Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a car repair!
Louise Baldwin
from Swansea
What a fantastic job
on 10, Nov 2016
Had a couple of dents removed from my black Kuga last week. What a fantastic job and what a nice couple of guys. Easy to deal with, punctual and professional. Will definitely use their services again and would recommend to anyone. Thanks Steve.
Andrew Knight
from Swansea
Brilliant guys!
on 15, Jun 2017
Brilliant guys! thank you so much for making my bump look a lot better! ? 100% recommend
Lauren Davies
from Bridgend
Repaired my seat fast
on 22, Nov 2017
Repaired my seat fast with no hassle! Fantastic efficient service, worth the money!
Shannon Horton
from Sarn Bridgend
Excellent job
on 18, Feb 2017
Excellent job, thank you Steve & Carmond very pleased with what you did I definitely use you again and definitely recommend you, once again thanks
Mark Meredith
from Cardiff
Highly recommended.
on 17, Nov 2017
Excellent service! Very professional and easy to deal with. Highly recommended.
Sam Small
from Gowerton Swansea
Good Value for money
on 09, Feb 2017
Good Value for money
Sue Russell
from Bridgend
Very happy
on 29, Sep 2017
Very happy with my bumper repair and cost
Dan Malfatti
from Cardiff
on 08, Aug 2019
Came to sort out a dent and some scuffed paintwork on my Maserati!! First class job quick and professional can’t see the repair - recommended
Steve Bridgend
from Bridgend

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