We all know that heartbreaking feeling you get when you scrape your rims on the kerb, or run over a large pothole at speed. You cross your fingers and close your eyes, hoping that the damage is not as bad as it sounded. If your worst fears are realised your alloy wheels are damaged, it is wise to get them checked and repaired asap.
So what is the best way to get them repaired? Do those DIY alloy wheel repair kits work? Below we answer all of your questions about alloy wheel repairs.
For a professional finish, there is no replacement for a professional service. If you would like a spotless repair job carried out on your alloy wheels, the best way to do this is to call in a trusted mobile repair service. This does not have to cost a fortune, for example our alloy wheel repair service in Nottingham starts from just £40.
In some cases, if you have only have a minor alloy wheel scratch, you might want to try and repair it yourself with a DIY kit. You can try this with an over-the counter kit consisting of sand paper, a filler, primer and paint. You may also need to apply a lacquer on top, depending on the wheel’s finish.
For repairing minor scratches, such kits can work to an extent, though they demand a combination of patience and luck on the user’s part. The patience to prepare the wheel properly and paint it without causing any of the paint to run, and luck that the paint colour you choose matches the wheel.
However, the finish will not be perfect, in fact it may only be deemed ‘slightly acceptable’. Upon close inspection, it will still be evident that some form of damage has occured to your alloy wheel. If you are only concerned about people seeing your wheels from afar, this may not be an issue. But if you are a car enthusiast and passionate about every detail of your motor, we recommend calling in a professional.
Taking into account the time needed for you to spend on researching and actually repairing the wheel, combined with a less than satisfactory finish, you may decide that the best option is to call a professional. In addition, if the damage is anything more than a minor scratch, you will struggle to cover it up with an over-the counter kit.
If this is the case, and you are located in Nottingham or the nearby area, give Scuff Doc a call on 07884 395 619. We offer a very affordable and flexible mobile alloy wheel repair service. Our team uses state of the art colour matching technology to ensure that your wheels look brand spanking new once again. Get in touch for a quote!