Category: Alloy Wheels

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment | How to Spot a Trusted Specialist

Are you considering options for your first alloy wheels? Or do you require your first alloy wheel refurbishment service on your current set? If you are new to the world of alloy wheels, you can benefit from The Wheel Guru’s expertise. From a basic alloy wheel straightening to stunning finishes with diamond cutting and powder coating, we put your satisfaction at the heart of everything we do. Quite simply, when it comes to alloy wheel repair, we do it all.

A key part of our excellent customer service is clear and honest communication. Our company understands that buying alloys represents a large investment, and how undertaking alloy wheel refurbishments only adds to that. We don’t want you to feel in the dark, confused or unconfident regarding any aspect of our services.

As such, in this blog, we provide a guide below to two of the most common types of wheel; alloy and steel. With this knowledge, you can purchase your first wheels, or schedule your first alloy wheel repairs, with complete confidence.

If you’re a motorist and require anything from a new powder coating or diamond cutting finish, an alloy wheel straightening to iron out a buckle, or any of our other services, call us on 0113 345 4793 or 0113 418 2543.

Common Traits Shared by Trusted Alloy Wheel Specialists
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How to Maintain Your Alloy Wheels
A Wide Range of Wheel Services

From finishes like powder coating and diamond cutting to work on structural integrity, any experts in alloy wheel refurbishments will provide a range of services. In short, their team will have the ability to patch and rectify all types of damage as well as providing stunning custom surfaces.

This gives you the option to combine the best of both worlds: undoubted safety and slick aesthetics.

The speed of the turnaround also separates the good from the great. Alloy wheel repair experts identify issues quickly, telling you exactly what’s wrong and how long it will take to rectify. Whether you need an alloy wheel straightening or only cosmetic work, a specialist won’t waste your time.

Complete Alloy Wheel Repair

Depending on how you drive on the roads of Harrogate, your wheel might take a battering. As such, alloy wheel refurbishments followed by your choice of powder coating or diamond cutting may not suffice. Complete repair jobs require much more expertise, so a company providing such a service is one you can trust.

Of course, companies can make bold claims about their alloy wheel repair abilities. To avoid a less-than-stellar service, ask to see their previous results.

Custom Colouring and Aesthetics

Your alloys have the potential to transform the appearance and performance of your car, so it stands to reason that any specialist worth their salt will offer a wide range of services to make them shine. Generally speaking, these will commonly come in the form of diamond cutting and powder coating. The latter, in particular, has an exhaustive range of options, with thousands of colours to work with.

Customer-focused alloy wheel refurbishment companies will happily bundle services together too. For example, if you’ve kerbed a wheel while driving in Harrogate, they can perform an alloy wheel straightening before applying your desired finish.

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To schedule your own alloy wheel repair and customisation, powder coating, diamond cutting or other alloy wheel refurbishment needs. We welcome motorists from Leeds, Huddersfield, Bradford, Harrogate, York and the surrounding areas.

 

Diamond Cutting | 3 Things to Consider Before Your Service

Are you considering investing in your first diamond cutting service? First of all, great choice. Diamond cut alloys make a great solution for upgrading your car’s appearance. With their dazzling, glass-like finish, you’ll make a huge statement as you drive the roads . The Wheel Guru specialises in multiple services, including alloy wheel straightening, powder coating and all forms of alloy wheel repair.

Like any alloy wheel refurbishment and repair company, we excel in diamond cutting. With years of experience behind us, we understand that investing in this service requires serious thought. Due to their unique nature and requirements, diamond cut wheels aren’t the best option for everyone.

To maximise the return on your potential investment, we have dedicated this blog to 3 of the most important things to consider ahead of your own diamond cutting procedure.

If you want to discuss diamond cut alloys in more detail, or services like powder coating, alloy wheel straightening and other forms of alloy wheel repair, call The Wheel Guru on 0113 345 4793 or 0113 418 2543.

Diamond Cutting | Important Considerations
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How to Maintain Your Alloy Wheels
Leave It to the Pros

Repairing, refurbishing and fitting diamond alloys is a complex task. It requires a professional with a specialist skillset. When performed by an inexperienced or underqualified alloy wheel refurbishment company or mechanic, you run the risk of significant wheel damage.

Aspects of diamond cutting include:

  • Inspecting damage with an expert eye for detail
  • Complete removal of one or multiple wheels
  • A chemical stripping and welding process
  • Use of state-of-the-art machinery for flawless results

As with powder coating, alloy wheel straightening or any form of alloy wheel repair, always pick a proven professional.stunning custom surfaces.

This gives you the option to combine the best of both worlds: undoubted safety and slick aesthetics.

The speed of the turnaround also separates the good from the great. Alloy wheel repair experts identify issues quickly, telling you exactly what’s wrong and how long it will take to rectify. Whether you need an alloy wheel straightening or only cosmetic work, a specialist won’t waste your time.

Diamond Cut Alloys Need Aftercare

While our alloy wheel refurbishment team performs diamond cutting to exceptional standards, you must look after them once you leave our workshop to retain their aesthetic for longer.

The approach for aftercare differs depending on how you use your vehicle. We happily provide recommendations on how to keep your diamond alloys in great condition, but we prefer to give personalised information relevant to your situation.

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution. We treat you as an individual with unique requirements, so we address your aftercare needs during an initial consultation. Our company applies the same approach across our full range of alloy wheel repair work, from powder coating to alloy wheel straightening.

You Can Have Alloys Cut More Than Once

Some may claim that diamond cutting represents a one-time procedure – but this is usually incorrect. While it’s true each alloy wheel can only undergo the process a finite number of times, the amount depends on the integrity and strength of your wheel.

For example, some wheels can only receive this alloy wheel refurbishment procedure once, while others can easily receive two or three services.

You can visit our workshop in Leeds for advice tailored to your own specific wheels.

From alloy wheel straightening to powder coating, no matter what service you approach us for, The Wheel Guru always provides a personal approach that puts your satisfaction first.

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To schedule your own alloy wheel repair and customisation, powder coating, diamond cutting or other alloy wheel refurbishment needs. We welcome motorists from Leeds, Huddersfield, Bradford, Harrogate, York and the surrounding areas.

 

Alloy Wheel Repair | The Difference Between Alloy and Steel Wheels

Are you considering options for your first alloy wheels? Or do you require your first alloy wheel refurbishment service on your current set? Then you can benefit from The Wheel Guru’s expertise. From a basic alloy wheel straightening to stunning finishes with diamond cutting and powder coating, we put your satisfaction at the heart of everything we do. Quite simply, when it comes to alloy wheel repair, we do it all.

A key part of our excellent customer service is clear and honest communication. Our company understands that buying alloys represents a large investment, and how undertaking alloy wheel refurbishments only adds to that. We don’t want you to feel in the dark, confused or unconfident regarding any aspect of our services.

We provide a guide below to two of the most common types of wheel; alloy and steel. With this knowledge, you can purchase your first wheels, or schedule your first alloy wheel repairs, with complete confidence.

If you’d like to discuss options for your own alloy wheel straightening, refurbishment or repair services, please contact us.

What is an Alloy Wheel?

Let’s start with the basics. In short, an alloy wheel is self-explanatory: it’s a wheel that consists of numerous combined metals. Most commonly, these metals are aluminium or magnesium. Steel is also a common custom wheel material and, due to its mix of iron and carbon, it qualifies as an alloy.

Traditionally, however, the term ‘alloy wheels’ only applies to those derived from non-ferrous metals.

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As such, most alloy wheels are corrosion and dust resistant. This gives them great longevity, meaning the chances of needing alloy wheel repair stay low. Of course, a proactive approach to maintenance and alloy wheel refurbishment (including the odd alloy wheel straightening here and there) also goes a long way in this regard.

The true popularity of alloy wheels lays in their pleasing aesthetics and customisable qualities. With diamond cutting options and an exhaustive range of powder coating combinations, you can truly express yourself while driving in and around the road.

Alloy wheels also have a light weight. This helps to reduce fuel consumption while aiding in other aspects of performance like improved acceleration, braking, handling and steering.

What are Steel Wheels?

While not a ‘true’ alloy wheel, steel wheels remain popular with motorists and across the country. Made solely from steel, these wheels have impressive strength. In fact, it’s almost impossible to crack them, making them a great option if you want to avoid alloy wheel repairs.

It is possible to bend and dent them however, but with a range of alloy wheel straightening techniques and machinery at our disposal, we can get them back to their former glory in no time. No matter your needs, we have the alloy wheel refurbishment service to cover you.

As an added benefit, steel wheels are cheaper than alloy wheels – but they are also heavier. This suits winter driving conditions on the roads, but can also increase fuel consumption.

If you like the idea of wheels with a customised touch and aesthetic appeal, including diamond cutting and powder coating options, you should note that steel wheels have less variety than alloys.

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To schedule your own alloy wheel repair and customisation, powder coating, diamond cutting or other alloy wheel refurbishment needs. We welcome motorists from Leeds, Huddersfield, Bradford, Harrogate, York and the surrounding areas.

 

 

Diamond Cutting | Refurbishment Tips and How to Prevent Alloy Wheel Damage

Are you considering alloy wheel repair and refurbishment options for the first time? As a motorist, you can rely on The Wheel Guru for fast, convenient and affordable services, from alloy wheel straightening to diamond cutting and powder coating. We recognise that when you purchase a new car, or your first set of alloys, you’re hypersensitive to even the smallest scuffs and bumps. In these early days, if you notice any type of surface damage, your mind immediately turns to alloy wheel refurbishment work.

However, this isn’t a bad approach. As time goes on, you might start to ignore dents and scratches on your wheels. If left untreated, these small issues can lead to much bigger problems. As with anything in life, the larger the alloy wheel repairs, the bigger the bill.

So, while you may not need to obsess over every bump you experience on the roads, a certain amount of vigilance and proactive maintenance goes a long way to keeping your alloy wheel refurbishment costs to a minimum.

If you’d like to discuss options for your own alloy wheel straightening, refurbishment or repair services, please contact us.

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How to Maintain Your Alloy Wheels

Whether you’ve invested in diamond cutting work or powder coating finishes, there’s one thing to keep in mind: thorough maintenance saves you money. Simple cleaning on a regular basis not only removes dirt and abrasive elements, it also gives you the opportunity to inspect your wheels for early signs of damage.

An initial rinse cleans the surface, while a towel dry will prevent water spots from forming. Specialist alloy wheel cleaners can then help to protect your wheels’ finish. And don’t cut any corners – brake dust has a habit of collecting in wheel wells, lug nuts and between spokes.

This proactive attention ensures you stay on top of the daily demands facing your alloys as you go about your business. In the long run, this can make all the difference between a simple alloy wheel straightening or a more extensive alloy wheel repair.

 
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How to Maintain Your Alloy Wheels

When in the expert hands of The Wheel Guru, refurbishment work follows these basic steps.

  1. We remove the wheels and assess the damage. Our experienced professionals can then determine the scope of the alloy wheel repair work needed.
  2. We then clean your wheels of all dirt and other substances. This allows us to strip it down to the bare alloy. At this point, we can also remove more serious surface damage using CNC machinery. If requested, we can perform a diamond cutting or powder coating service.
  3. Next, we refit your wheels so that you can pick up your car and drive back to your home. If needed, we can straighten, balance and re-torque your tyres.

Of course, every alloy wheel refurbishment or repair has its own unique qualities, so we tailor our solutions to suit your needs. You can rest assured that, whether you need an alloy wheel straightening followed by a custom finish or a comprehensive alloy wheel repair, we deliver a fully bespoke solution.

If you visit our Leeds workshop for a diamond cutting, we request that you let us know how many times you’ve had the same process performed. Each cut removes a layer of alloy from the wheel’s face, so we can only perform it a finite number of times.

This does not apply to powder coating or painted finishes.

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To schedule your own alloy wheel repair and customisation, powder coating, diamond cutting or other alloy wheel refurbishment needs. We welcome motorists from Leeds, Huddersfield, Bradford, Harrogate, York and the surrounding areas.

 

Powder Coating | A Complete Guide to the Process

Powder Coating | A Complete Guide to the Process

What first attracted you to alloy wheels? Naturally, every motorist in has their own personal answer to this question. For most, however, the answer includes the aesthetic appeal and customisable quality of alloys. Whether or not you need alloy wheel refurbishment work beforehand, services like powder coating and diamond cutting create stunning results that reflect your own tastes and personality.

Because we cover all aspects of alloy wheel repair, including the latest approaches to alloy wheel straightening, we not only optimise overall appearance, we also ensure structural integrity for the highest safety standards.

In this post, we focus on the process behind, and benefits of, powder coating your alloy wheels. Please note, The Wheel Guru specialises in all areas of alloy wheel refurbishment and repair, so we have just as much expertise in diamond cutting, alloy wheel straightening and our other services.

If you’d like to discuss powder coating services, please contact us.

The Powder Coating Process

While there’s nothing to stop you from attempting your own DIY powder coating, it’s always best to leave it in professional hands. The powder itself is environmentally friendly, but you should still avoid inhalation and contact with the skin. This requires protective clothing and face masks. As an alloy wheel refurbishment specialist, we invest in the latest tools and equipment, ensuring our team works safely and without any impact to freedom of movement.

Powder Coating Wheels Process

As with diamond cutting, alloy wheel straightening and all our other services, your powder coating starts with wheel removal. Our technicians carry out a thorough clean and remove any old coatings. We also inspect the wheel to see if it has suffered unseen damage while driving on the roads.

Of course, if needed, we perform any necessary alloy wheel repairs to return structural integrity.

When ready, we spray the powder on to your wheel with a compressed air sprayer. This electrostatically charges the powder, allowing it to bond instantly with the ground surface of the wheel. We then cure the wheel, ensuring nothing touches the finish beforehand. Our technicians follow the stated duration and temperature as stated by the manufacturer.

Like any reputable alloy wheel refurbishment company, we have a specialised powder coating oven for a flameless heat source. The curing process ensures no dripping, running or sagging in the coat, creating the perfect finish first time around.

The Benefits of Powder Coating

For many motorists in Huddersfield, applying a powder is a no-brainer. Not only does it deliver a stunning finish, the resultant surface is highly durable and extends your wheels’ lifespan. This is especially beneficial when compared to diamond cutting, which creates a glass-like finish, but with less durability.

You can also make powder coating more cost-effective by combining it with other alloy wheel repair work. For example, if you notice bends or buckles, we can perform an alloy wheel straightening before applying a brand-new coating.

Further benefits include:

• Great defence against heat and corrosion
• Resilient to scratches and scuffs
• Stands up to severe weather conditions
• An easy to maintain nature
• An application process with minimal waste
• Complete coverage in all areas of your wheel

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To schedule your own alloy wheel repair and customisation, powder coating, diamond cutting or other alloy wheel refurbishment needs. We welcome motorists from Leeds, Huddersfield, Bradford, Harrogate, York and the surrounding areas.