SPECIALISTS IN ALLOY WHEEL REFURBISHMENT

FAQ

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They are basically small pits that appear on the surface of most wheels due to corrosion from road salt, brake dust etc. Most of the time with our refurbishment you will not be able to tell. With minor pitting, we use a primer filler which covers most of the pitting. You will still be able to tell on closer inspection. PLEASE BEAR THIS IN MIND. With excessive pitting the only way is to use filler which would result in an extra charge of £25 per wheel.

We get asked this alot. Its 3 days which is 72 hours. If wheels get dropped off say 12pm on a Monday, they won’t be ready till Thursday 12pm.

Its simple. All work is performed on site with no outsourcing. At our Dudley branch we can actually offer 2 cars for our same day service. And soon we will be able to turnaround a full diamond cut wheel refurbishment the same day (excluding crack and buckle repairs).

Many of our competitors will try to discredit us by saying we are cheap because we cut corners. We can assure you we do not. Have a look at our process. All pictures and videos are taken on our premises. More importantly have a look at our feedback and decide yourself.

If you were to closely compare a wheel that we have refurbished to a brand new wheel, you may be able to see a difference, but otherwise for all intents and purposes your wheels will look as good as new.

The quality of the finish however does depend on the condition of the wheels (see our Terms & Conditions), though we do guarantee to improve your wheels and of course the finish is guaranteed for 12 months.

At the end of the day the wheels are used. Please be fair and bear this in mind.

Yes, we supply new valves with all refurbished alloy wheels fitted to tyres. We can also supply chrome or black valves / flush valves if required, please ask for details. Please also note this excludes TPMS valves. If they need replacing due to seizure, charges apply.

Yes, if you let us know in advance the tyre size, speed rating, and preferred make (if applicable). We don’t stock all tyres, but we can source most makes at very competitive prices usually within 48 hours, and often the same day.

Yes its definitely advisable. We are usually extremely busy. We have had customers just turn up and expect the refurbishment to be carried out straight away. Its not going to happen, however we will do our very best to accommodate customers.

Its as safe as it can be. Wherever possible we try to keep cars indoors. We have 24hr CCTV surveillance and all customers cars are insured up to £50k. If your car is more than £50k in value please advise us so we can adjust the insurance value.

Wheel Furb offer a TOTAL wheel refurbishment service that mobile alloy wheel repair services cannot offer for a similar price to what they will charge for a temporary, cosmetic, touch up job. The finishes at Wheel Furb give an all over coating and are tougher and longer lasting and will last you for years to come. Mobile services cannot prepare the wheel as thoroughly or strip off old coatings prior to refurbishment so it is impossible for a mobile company to achieve the same finish as Wheel Furb.  In most cases they don’t even remove the tyre, they just mask it off.

In certain circumstances a smart repair is the only option. For example when there is only 1 alloy wheel that is kerbed and requires an OEM finish or colour matching. We can provide this service at a cost of £45 for a same day service and £55 on a diamond cut wheel.

Almost certainly, although there are so many manufacturers that there are bound to be some makes that we haven’t yet refurbished. If your wheels are unusual in any way, send us a photograph and details (make, diameter, composition – alloy, steel and finish required) and we’ll let you know.

Yes however there is a charge due to most centre caps being plastic, so they are wet sprayed. Prices start from £30 per set.

Yes. Its £35 per weld for  a crack and £60 to straighten a wheel.

Yes. But only for the same day service. We also have to charge £15 to cover insurance costs for the day.

We do not recommend using car washes and most specialist wheel cleaners. Most of them are nothing more than a mild acid which will attack the surface of your wheels. We recommend to use mild soapy warm water and a non abrasive cloth/brush or a non acidic wheel cleaner. We sell them for £5.

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