Our Mobile workshops are able to come to you and carry out most repairs on-site, all we need is power and enough room to park our van. We remove the wheels and carry out the work inside our vans so we can work in all weather conditions and get you back on the road in no time.
Painted wheels - Most of the wheels we do are on-site repairs for kerb damaged alloys. We remove the alloy from the car, push the tyre bead back to access round the rim and repair the damage. We then repaint and lacquer the wheel, the colour of the wheel can be changed if required. We stock nearly all manufacturer colours and are able to order any colour required. The process normally takes about 30 minutes per wheel but can vary depending on the damage. Once done we refit the wheel ready to go.
Diamond Cut Wheels - What if my wheels diamond cut? Alloy logic is the first company in East Anglia to have a state of the art lathe capable of diamond cutting the wheels with the tyres still on meaning we can offer diamond cutting as a mobile service. The process is similar to painted wheels, once the alloys are painted we then put them into our lathe where a very precise layer is shaved away leaving a diamond cut finish. We then finish using a specially developed lacquer to protect the wheel.
Smart repair for diamond cut wheels - When the damage is only minor you may not need have a full re-cut, using methods similar to smart repair we are able to repair diamond cut alloys without re-cutting the entire wheel, once the damage is removed we work up the grades and polish the metal to give the same effect as a diamond cut finish. We then blend some chrome special effects through the repaired area and coat with a lacquer designed for polished wheels. This process is perfect for leased vehicles due for return and we carry out these repairs every day and is cheaper then diamond cutting.
Diamond cut wheels can also be completely painted one colour if preferred which can often save money.
Acid strip and Powder coating
Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder.
The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. We use powder coating most commonly for corroded alloys. It normally takes a couple of days to complete the repair but we can come and remove your wheels at your address and convenience to take the hassle away. Every wheel that is powder coated gets the full works treatment which consists of the tyre being completely removed and the wheel being stripped back to bare metal in our acid bath. We don't use shot blasting as it can leave the wheels pitted and find the acid stripping gives us a much better finish. When the wheel is stripped back we then repair any damage using different techniques and prepare the wheel for re-coating. The primer is applied in a powder form , we then spray a liquid paint on to give any required colour. Diamond cut wheels are then put into the lathe for diamond cutting before finishing off with a powder coated lacquer. Once complete the tyre is refitted and balanced before getting a final once over in quality control where any imperfections are polished out. We then fit you wheels back to your car ready to go.
Split Rims are wheels that Split apart into two or more pieces.
They originated in the 1970’s as a cheap alternative as forging one-piece alloys wasn't economical and replacing one part of the wheel was cheaper then replacing the whole thing.
Today manufacturers use them much more for there visual benefits. Having a painted face along with a polished lip can really help make a car highly sought after as they look great.
Repairing them is possible however very time consuming as each bolt has to be carefully removed and replaced. If the bolts are corrosion free we are able to complete rebuild repairs on site. When corroded we will recommend our acid strip and powder coating service.
We are able to mask out the face and repair only the lip at a reduced cost however we will always recommend having them split apart for the repair process.
Wheel Straightening and welding
Pot holes are the main cause of cracked and bent alloys and can be a MOT failure as well as causing problems to the way your car drives. We are able to repair most cracks and bends however we would need to take the wheels away to carry out the repair. The cracks are repaired using Tig Welding process and the wheels are straightened on a purpose built machine.