We have a number of services available to either repair, enhance or to give you a whole new look on your rims. Our services are listed below and if there is any further info required or you wish to book in then give us a call or use our contact form to get in touch.
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
Powdertec provide a professional alloy wheel and rim refurbishment service from our high tech workshop based in Glasgow. Using our high tech process our fully trained and highly skilled technicians can restore your alloy wheels or rim to a nearly new condition. We have many years of experience refurbishing all kinds of damaged wheels. We specialise in refurbishing damage to alloy wheels caused by corrosion including scraped, chipped, scuffed and kerbed wheels. If you have the misfortune of damaging your alloys, Powdertec will make them new again.
Powdertec can help restore your alloy wheel or rim to its former glory. Powdertec have the knowledge, experience and specialist equipment necessary to offer a range of alloy wheel and rim refurbishment solutions to our customers. If you are looking to find out more about our structural alloy wheel repair services, including flat spot removal, split, bent, buckled, cracked, split wheels, have a look at alloy wheel repairs below.
Refurbishing Scuffed, Scraped & Scratched Alloy Wheels
Scuffs, scrapes and scratches on alloy wheels are commonplace. Powdertec recommend having any such damage seen to as soon as possible before any further damage such as corrosion starts to occur.
Refurbishing Corroded Alloy Wheels (bubbling, rusting and flaking of the alloy, lacquer or painted finish)
Over time the finish on all alloy wheels degrade, combine this with the contaminates on Scottish roads such as grit and salt mixed with break dust, not to mention the biggest culprit, moisture. These factors combine to penetrate the surface and lift the finish off your alloys, leaving you with corrosion damage.
Refurbishing Kerbed Alloy Wheels
We`ve all done it, some more than others and it is easy done. Kerbing your alloys, especially on new vehicles with custom alloy wheels or diamond cut alloy wheels, can be a costly mistake. At Powdertec, we don’t judge when you bend them; we just mend them, saving our clients a fortune in replacement cost.
Refurbishing Chipped Alloy Wheels
Chipped alloy wheel damage is usually caused by light contact with high sided kerbs. Small chips can appear on the edges of alloy wheel spokes, left unattended it can lead to further damage to your alloy wheel. We recommend having any small chips dealt with before they allow moisture into the wheel lifting the lacquer and paint from the surface of the wheel.
Motorbike Wheel Refurbishment
Motorbikes can be more prone to wheel damage. Powdertec provide the same service of repair and refurbishment as we do for 4 wheeled vehicles.
Alloy Wheel Repair & Welding
Powdertec provide a professional alloy wheel refurbishment service from our high tech workshop based in Glasgow. Using our high tech process our fully trained and highly skilled technicians can restore your alloy wheels to a nearly new condition. We have many years of experience refurbishing all kinds of damaged wheels. We specialise in refurbishing damage to alloy wheels caused by corrosion including scraped, chipped, scuffed and kerbed wheels. If you have the misfortune of damaging your alloys, Powdertec will make them new again.
Powdertec can help restore your alloy wheel to its former glory. Powdertec have the knowledge, experience and specialist equipment necessary to offer a range of alloy wheel refurbishment solutions to our customers. If you are looking to find out more about our structural alloy wheel repair services, including flat spot removal, split, bent, buckled, cracked, split wheels, have a look at alloy wheel repairs below.
Repairing Your Alloy Wheels
Depending on the severity of the damage and type of alloy wheel requiring repair, we can advise on the best course of action. Below are some of the different types of alloy wheel damage we repair regularly. If you want to find out more about cosmetic alloy wheel refurbishment including corroded, chipped, scratched and scuffed visit the alloy wheel refurbishment page here. If you want to find out more about diamond cutting and diamond cut alloy wheel repair, see below.
Ripped Alloy Wheel Rims & Kerb Damaged Wheel Repair
Severe kerbing can rip alloy wheel rims leaving nasty looking tears along the wheels rims. This kind of damage is normally the result of heavier impacts with kerbs and potholes. Vehicles are especially at risk of this type of damage if the vehicle has low profile tyres or alloy wheels which protrude out from the tyre wall. Powdertec can usually fix rips and tears to alloy wheel rims using metal fillers and sanding techniques, before fully refurbishing the alloy wheel.
Alloy Wheel Welding
Powdertec use a verity of different welding methods to repair damage to alloy wheels. We always ensure that structural integrity of the wheels restored before any refurbishment is carried out. You can trust Powdertec to only repair alloys that should be repaired, and not jeopardise the safety of our customers or your passengers.
Flat Spot Removal & Buckled Alloy Wheel Repair
Flat spots and buckles to alloy wheels can cause uneven wear to your tyres as well as severely affecting the quality of the ride, not to mention passenger safety. If you have a buckled alloy wheel, then you should have it inspected and repaired by a professional. Powdertec can repair flat spots and buckles to your alloy wheels improving the ride quality and longevity of parts such as suspension and tyres.
Cracked, Split & Dented Alloy Wheel Repair
Cracks, splitting and dents to alloy wheels rims normally occur when the wheel has made contact with potholes and kerbs. More severe damage is caused by accidents when a vehicle has mounted a kerb or any solid object at speed. Powdertec can fix this kind of damage in the majority of cases, but not always. If you wheel is suitable for repair it may need structural integrity restored using different welding methods as well as metal filling and sanding to achieve full restoration.
Diamond cutting is the CNC machining process Powdertec use to repair damaged diamond cut alloy wheels. The result is a smooth, flat and extremely shiny glass like finish to the edges of a rim or spoke. Occasionally diamond cut alloy wheels will have multicoloured or multi-textured surfaces in which case we would also combine our alloy wheel repair and alloy wheel refurbishment techniques to achieve total restoration of your wheel. We only use the diamond cutting CNC machining on certain areas of the wheel, the rest is standard alloy wheel repair and refurbishment techniques.
Our state of the art processes allows us to provide diamond cut alloy wheel repair and refurbishment services across Glasgow. Our technicians can repair most types of damage to diamond cut alloy wheels, including buckled, bent, cracked, torn, scratched or scuffed rims. We can even customise your wheels to almost any specification. If you do fancy a change, there are thousands of different combinations available!
Repairing Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
All vehicles wheel surfaces are prone to corrosion and damage. All alloy wheels react if left exposed to the elements. Some finished are more durable than other but on the whole diamond cut alloy wheels are the most laborious to repair, by far the least durable and are probably most difficult to maintain,..good news is they look very stylish!
Powdertec can machine lightly damaged surfaces down to repair a diamond cut alloy wheel so you wouldn’t ever know the damage was ever there. For heavier damage, we use a variety of metal filling and welding applications to achieve great repair results on any diamond cut alloys, before we fully refurbish the rest of the wheel.
Alloy Wheel Powder Coating
Powder coating is one of the most durable finishes your alloy wheel can have. It offers the wheel far more resistance to damage and corrosion when compared to a wet paint finish or diamond cut surfaces. Powdertec offers full repair and refurbishment of alloy wheels of any size using a variety of metal filling and sanding techniques. The process of powder coating is used to totally restore your wheel. We can even match the colour of your existing set or change it up completely; the choice is yours!
Alloy Wheel Powder Coating Process
First, the alloy wheel is dipped in the acid bath to strip off any existing dirt, old paint and lacquer. It is then subjected to a high-pressure wash, removing the excess remaining from the acid treatment.
We then refurbish any damage to the surfaces using sanding and filling techniques to smooth out any problem areas and rebuild the damaged areas.
Now we preheat the wheel in our oven before we begin powder coating. After the wheel reaches the correct temperature one of our technicians expertly coats the wheel with the chosen colour. Having the wheel heated while applying the powder coat helps to ensure a smooth, even application The wheel then goes back in the oven to bake.
The alloy is then removed and allowed to cool, curing the painted finish. We then, using the same powder coating technique, finish the wheel by applying a clear lacquer to protect the painted finish before it goes back in the oven to bake again.
Finally, the wheel is removed and left to slowly cool, completing the process.