Motor Racing

Motor racing places enormous stresses on racing cars. The variety of tyres, as well as the frequency of changing these tyres on a single weekend, places extra challenges for alloy wheels. Even if the wheel manufacturer uses top materials and has a great quality control practices during the wheel manufacturing process, allow wheels sure take a lot of beating throughout a race season.

This is why it is important to perform alloy wheel refurbishment in North Glasgow periodically.

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And not only in racing cars - alloy wheels in any car are submitted to stresses and demands that will make you search for allow wheel refurbishment. City centre driving can cause a great deal of damage to your car due to potholes, sub-par road surfaces, tight parking spots, or a simple and unpredictable event such as an accident or extreme weather conditions.

In fact, driving by itself already causes a wide array of problems to the wheels. They are constantly exposed to road grime, tar, stones, and brake dust. The heat from the braking system does not help to preserve them.

You can be sure of one thing: refurbishing your wheels is saves you money when compared to replacing them. Sometimes that cost can be 10 times higher.

Also, you can restore the original look of the alloy wheels by using a superior coating. Chances are your car will look even better than when it was new because of the superior coating products used in the refurbishment process.

Another advantage of refurbishing your car wheels is to change their colour. You could, for example, coordinate their colour with your vehicle's, which upgrades the look and creates uniqueness. Use the same colour or use a two-tone match and the results will speak louder than any words.

Refurbishing alloy wheels also gives you the chance to get rid of kerb damage such as chips, cracks, and scrapes. Sometimes you are in a hurry to allow the traffic to flow and you need to park in a tight space and accidents happen, even to the best of the drivers.

The process of refurbishing alloy wheels has several steps. First the paint (if any) will be removed in order to expose the gauges that need to be filled. Deeper gauges are filled by specialized welding shops; shallow scratches can be filled with putty.

Once the putty dries, the restorer will sand the wheels with different sanding grits and make them smooth. Then it is time to clean them with mineral spirits, spray primer, wet sand them, prime and wet sand them again, and finally spray the first coat of colour. After drying overnight, a second colour coat is applied, and it will also dry overnight.

Only then your wheels will be ready for the clear coat. Then, more sanding comes to the rescue, and a final coat of wax is applied to ensure your alloy wheels will look top notch for a long time.

After you refurbish your wheels, remember to keep them protected. You should reapply car wax to protect your wheels each time you wax your car in the future.

Regularly washing the wheels is also great for maintaining their shine for longer. Rinse them first to get rid of excess dust, dirt, and contaminants. Then, use soapy water containing a neutral automotive soap. Use a clean sponge to avoid scratching the wheels. If there is tar, use a tar remover - and remember to reapply wax afterwards.