Refurbishing Split Rim Alloy Wheels
We pride ourselves in being able to cater for a variety of wheel types, including split rims. A split rim has appeal for car enthusiasts because they have a distinctive look that make a striking finish.
Our skilled technicians can powder coat and diamond cut wheels on site in our London based alloy wheel centre. Combining these two techniques is a great way to get a superb look for your split rim as you can see pictured here. Alternatively, opt for a striking colour combination.
A split rim refurbishment is more work when compared to a standard refurbishment, but you will still be saving money compared to buying new in addition to being able to select a colour to your own taste. The component parts of the split rim are separated and each part is processed individually before being re-assembled once complete.
We can refurbish two piece rims in addition to cosmetic split rims, although these can vary regarding their suitability for refurbishment. Please email us to discuss your specific type of alloy and we will be happy to advise the best refurbishment option for your rims.
We regularly repair and refurbish split rims and have the expert knowledge to ensure the work is carried out to the highest standard. Our split rim alloy repair service is hassle free and quality assured. With precision techniques applied, we guarantee a great result and a stunning look for your split rims.
Kerbside damage, scrapes and chippings from the road can leave unwanted markings and damage to your wheel trims, and so refurbishing your alloys will bring them back to life at a fraction of the price of buying new. Our trained technicians are on hand to be able to advise if the process can be applied to your alloys. You can email one of our team here.
Caring for your Split Rim Alloy Wheels
As with all newly refurbished alloy wheels, split rims need care and attention to keep them looking at their best, and to preserve a longer life. We advise that they are cleaned at least twice a week with a car sponge and wheel cleaner to keep them in pristine condition.
Over time, water can seep in and damage your wheels; so keep an eye out for milky patches on your alloys, which may be an indicator that water has started to seep under the lacquer, then email us or give us a call on 0208 589 3020 and we can advise what you should do to prevent further damage. The sooner you contact us, the better the finished result.
The Split Rim Alloy Wheel Process
Every wheel passes through a strict process which ensures the alloy sections are cleaned properly before being powder coated and painted. A diamond cut can also be applied if desired. Alloys are lacquered to ensure your alloys are in pristine condition and have a long lasting finish.
1. Wheels Arrive
Once your wheels have arrived, (you can drop them off, or we can collect and deliver) the tyres are removed using a specialist machine. Your alloys and tyres are marked for identification and the tyres stored on our racks. Your tyres are then checked for uneven wear and any concerns will be reported to you.
Your wheels are checked for cracks, buckles and stress fractures. We will advise if the wheels are unroadworthy or beyond economic repair. Any additional repair work and costing will be notified at this stage. Your wheels are then stripped of all weights. Tyre pressure sensor equipment is marked to ensure the correct replacement.
2. Aquablast Preparation
Each section of your split rim is placed into a chemical solution and stripped back to the bare metal. They are then prepared in a specialist Aquablast machine which cleans and keys the alloy's surface. Using this machine is quicker than more traditional methods and produces a better surface result. Your alloys are then de-greased.
Any damage to your alloys is carefully removed using abrasive discs. The sections are then prepared, dressed and filled to deal with any damage to the rim edges and the face.
3. Powder Primer
Your alloy sections are placed in the oven and heated for 30 minutes to remove all air trapped in the microscopic pores of the alloy. This ensures that no air escapes when the paint is applied. Air escaping would affect the quality of the primer finish.
A coat of powder primer is now applied covering all sides of each section. Once applied your alloys are reheated to ensure the powder primer can cure which forms a strong resilient coating.
4. Application of Colour
The next stage is to apply your chosen colour to the alloys. Most alloys are finished in various shades of silver although we can add pretty much any colour!
We use the same paint as supplied to the best wheel manufacturers in Europe, and so we can be confident of the quality and match.
5. Final Coat, Cooled and Check
A final coat of lacquer is applied to your alloys before baking, which is extremely durable and will protect your wheels from the elements.
After oven baking, your alloy sections are removed and hung to cool which takes about 20-30 minutes before being put back together. After this they are set out on the racks where they are carefully inspected by a technician to ensure the finish meets our stringent quality control checks.
6. Tyres Refitted
Once your split rim has been re-assembled they then have their tyres refitted. The wheels are balanced and where possible we will reset any tyre pressure system.Your wheels are then ready for collection.
Please note that we will not refit illegal tyres.
All Your Split Rim Refurb Questions Answered...
- Are all split rims eligible for a refurbishment?
We can repair and refurbish two piece split rims and cosmetic split rims, however much depends on the extent of the damage, for example we won't repair badly cracked alloys for safety reasons. We recommend you email us some pictures of your alloy wheels and we can advise on the best service we can offer.
- How long does a split rim refurbishment take?
As we carry out the whole process on site at our alloy wheel repair centre, we can turn your custom alloys round in 72 hours. They take a little longer than our standard refurbishment due to the intricate and specialist nature of the process. Simply drop them off, or arrange with us to collect and deliver them.
- How long will a split rim Refurbishment last?
We guarantee our custom repairs for 12 months, but with a good care routine you will find they will last much longer than this.
- How many times can my alloys be repaired?
This depends on the alloy and the damage. We are happy to advise on your alloys, simply email us images and details here.
- What else do I need to know?
One Wheel Price POA
Discount Price Applied for 4 Wheels