How much do you know about wheel reconditioning? Many people may not know about wheel reconditioning or what it is for, while others think it is only for aesthetic purposes. However, wheel reconditioning is more than just for aesthetics. Wheel reconditioning can also improve the safety and reliability of your wheels. Top Notch Body Shop & Mechanic would like to share the process of wheel reconditioning.
How are Wheels Reconditioned
Wheel reconditioning is designed to improve or change the appearance of your wheel. The first step of wheel reconditioning is to strip away the old finish by soaking them in a tank with a chemical stripper. Not only will the old finish be removed, all emission stains and dirt will come off as well. However, at times a sand blaster is used to finish removing any excess paint or dirt from off the wheels. A sand blaster can remove all of the residue from off the wheel without damaging or marring the surface. Once the wheels are clean and the old finish is off, then the wheel will be inspected. The wheels will be inspected for rust, cracks, bead seat wear, and for any distortions in the bolt holes. If the wheel fails inspection they will need to be replaced as they pose a hazard to the driver and others. Often during inspection, a number of flaws are revealed that was posing an unknown threat to the driver.
How to Fix Scratched & Gouged Rims
Minor damages such as scratches or curb rashes can be repaired. Before the next step, the wheel’s minor damages will be repaired. Most repairs are very minor and the mechanic will simple sand down and smooth out the wheel. Deeper dents and gouges are repaired with a metal based filler which is applied and sanded down. Once all of the damages have been repaired the wheel will need to be coated with a special type of primer. The primer helps the paint to adhere to the wheel. However, the primer also helps to prevent corrosion and rust which extends the life of the wheel and increases the wheel’s integrity. With the wheel protected against corrosion and rust, it helps to enhance safety. The primer is applied usually by a spray booth, however, application can vary. The new powder coat or color of the wheel is then applied. The powder coat only takes about 30 minutes or so to dry. Once the powder coat is dry, the wheel will undergo the final inspection. It is essential that the paint thickness exactly as wheel reconditioning has strict regulations. Once the wheel has been inspected and approved, the wheels can then be put back on the customer’s vehicle.
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Wheel reconditioning is primarily an aesthetic service. However, during the wheel reconditioning process the wheel will be inspected for any flaws that can lead to endangerment. The primer will help protect the wheels which also helps ensure safety on the road. If you need to have your wheels reconditioned, contact Top Notch Body Shop & Mechanic and schedule our wheel reconditioning today.