Curbed & Scratched Wheels
Curb rash, scratched, scraped, gouged, ground rims - whatever you want to call it, the wheel(s) unintentionally made contact and even though IT WASN'T YOU, your wheels aren't what they used to be.
Bad things happen to good wheels and we’re here to help.
This can happen with everyday driving and standard road hazards. Be it potholes, avoiding potholes, streetside / drive-through curbs, shoulders, etc. Don’t worry if the paint is no more, some metal is missing, even a chunk! We see this every day and we’ll make it right again.
We’ll smooth out the damage, match the existing wheel color and get you back on the road with your same wheel looking as good as new. Oh, and we remove the wheel from the car while we’re working on it so there’s no overspray on the rest of your car.
Our wheel specialists are all trained to custom match every wheel they put their hands on. We carry stock colors and we custom mix constantly. We have the ability to professionally match any color using an industry-standard color matching system. We use industrial grade automotive paints and finishes to ensure your wheel/rim is properly repaired with lasting materials.
Powder Coating and Custom Coloring
The primary reason to Powder Coat is the finish quality and paint hardness giving it a great look with improved longevity over standard paints. The smooth, even finish simply can’t be duplicated by spray coatings.
Powder is the ideal solution for custom coloring, finish failure, and corrosion because we start fresh from bare metal and the whole wheel/rim is coated, not just the face. This gives a longer functional life to the wheel as the metal is sealed from oxidation and the tire bead sealing surface is renewed.
Our powder coating process includes: full immersion in our eco-friendly paint removal acid followed by a high pressure wash, sandblasting to remove corrosion, and hot bake powder coating. We do it right - and the results show it.
We offer standard colors as well as an endless variety of custom colors and finishes ranging from ‘Bama Red to Copper to Mirror Black, there's a color choice for you.
Stop by today to view our display of sample wheels that we've Powder Coated in a variety of colors and experience the finish quality for yourself.
Bent and Cracked Wheels
OK, someone (not you, of course) nailed a pothole with the car and now there’s a wobble or vibration or it's starting to lose air - something just isn’t quite right. You may have a bent wheel/rim, or possibly even a crack. We're here to help.
With the trend towards bigger rims and lower profile tires to make room under the car for those wheels, we’re seeing a growing demand for Wheel Straightening. The fact is: there's less cushion between the wheel and the road. As a result, a wheel impact does more damage to the wheel/rim.
We use patented equipment and methods to straighten your wheel back to factory specification or better.
Occasionally wheels impact something so hard that they crack. A cracked wheel almost always loses air. We straighten wheels then Tig-weld the crack by fusing the aluminum together to eliminate air loss and restore wheel integrity.
CNC Machined Wheels
CNC machined wheels simply have a face that is cut on a machine (essentially a large, finely tuned lathe). If you look close, it will have very small lines on the wheel face. Often mistaken for two-tone or a silver-faced wheel, these wheels commonly have a contrasting, pocket-like black or many shades of gray, producing an eye-catching look. We remanufacture these wheels/rims on our CNC, evenly removing material in fine increments across the wheel yielding a near perfect finished wheel. We then clear coat the wheel and it comes out like new.
Finish Failure and Corrosion
The finish isn’t right anymore. The bottom line? One, multiple, or all of the paint layers are separating from the wheel/rim. Unfortunately, this occurs on many vehicles. It can show up from clear cracking in a pattern like a broken windshield to sheets of the top layers of paint pulling away. This is often a result of corrosion (essentially rust, just a different color) or simple contamination somewhere in the previous coating process.
Corrosion is caused by bare metal exposure to the elements; natural oxidation occurs. Not only does it ruin the paint finish but, given enough time, it will considerably eat away the metal. (If it’s let go too long, you’ll be replacing the wheel/rim - ouch!) Sometimes a bad run will go through a factory and thousands of wheels, once looking brand new, will deteriorate much faster than they should.
We correct this problem using our Powder Coating method. Why? Because we don’t want the problem to come back. We remove all the nonsense and start fresh from bare metal. See our Powder Coating section for more details on the process.