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Refurbishment | Powder Coating + Diamond Cutting

Smartcar Automotive is a leading provider of automotive services designed to meet the needs of car enthusiasts and everyday drivers alike.

Our expertise spans across various specialised services such as alloy wheel refurbishment, welding repairs, gator fitting, buckle removal, and brake calliper and hub painting.

Our fully flexible alloy wheel refurbishment services are available to customers in Bilston and Wolverhampton, extending to the broader West Midlands region. This includes key areas such as Birmingham, Dudley, and Cannock. We understand the importance of convenience and quality for our customers, which is why we strive to deliver top-notch services that cater to their specific needs, ensuring their vehicles remain in excellent condition.



Powder Coating Specialists



Tyres are removed using professional equipment. Wheels are then hot pressure washed to remove excess dirt and grime. Then, each alloy wheel is placed into a chemical stripping tank to remove old paint and clear coat.



Each alloy wheel is lightly material blasted to remove blemishes and corrosion and then inspected for damage especially the face and lip of the rim for any deep scratches or cracks. 



The wheels are pre-heated in an industrial oven, then a powder coat primer is applied. The rims are then cooled down. The final clear coat is applied and the wheels are then put back into the oven for 30 minutes.



Once cooled and inspected for quality, the wheels are ready to be refitted with tyres and are electronically balanced. Your newly powder-coated wheels are fitted onto your vehicle. 

With regular use, these alloy wheels can lose their shine and begin to look dull and scratched. This is where alloy wheel powder coating comes into play. It is a process that involves applying a dry powder coating to the wheel’s surface, which not only gives it a new look but also provides it with additional durability.

The process of alloy wheel powder coating involves a few steps. Firstly, the wheels need to be thoroughly cleaned to remove any dirt or grime.

Then, the surface of the wheel is prepared by sandblasting or chemical stripping to remove any existing coating or corrosion.

After the surface is prepped, the powder is applied using an electrostatic spray gun, which applies an even coat of the dry powder.

Finally, the coated wheels are baked in an oven at a high temperature to cure the coating and create a durable finish.

There are several reasons why alloy wheel powder coating is important. Firstly, it enhances the appearance of the wheels and can transform their look from dull to vibrant. This can significantly improve the overall appearance of the vehicle and even increase its resale value.

Secondly, the powder coating provides a protective layer that can prevent damage from debris and weather conditions, such as salt and moisture.

Finally, it is a cost-effective alternative to replacing the wheels entirely, as it can be done at a fraction of the cost.

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
Repairs and Painting


Alloy Wheel Refurbishment

Alloy wheel refurbishment is the process of repairing and restoring damaged or worn-out alloy wheels. Over time, alloy wheels can become scratched, dented, or corroded, which can affect their performance and appearance. Refurbishment involves stripping the wheel down to its bare metal surface, repairing any damage, and applying a new coat of paint or finish. The process can be done in a variety of ways, including sandblasting, chemical stripping, and hand polishing, depending on the extent of the damage and the desired finish. It is a cost-effective way to extend the life of your wheels and improve the overall look and value of your vehicle.



Alloy Wheel Repairs

Alloy wheel repairs are a common solution for fixing minor damage or wear and tear on alloy wheels. Alloy wheels are prone to damage from curbs, potholes, and other road hazards. Repairs can include fixing scratches, dents, and cracks, and restoring the wheel's surface finish. The repair process involves assessing the extent of the damage, cleaning the area, and using specialised tools and techniques to reshape or fill in the damaged area.

The repaired wheel is then refinished to match the original finish, making the repair virtually invisible. Alloy wheel repairs are a cost-effective alternative to replacing damaged wheels, and can help maintain the structural integrity and safety of the wheel. It is important to address any damage to your alloy wheels promptly, as even minor damage can compromise the safety and performance of your vehicle.


Welding Repairs

Alloy Wheel Welding Repairs

Alloy wheel welding repairs are a specialised type of repair used to fix more severe damage to alloy wheels. Welding repairs are typically necessary for wheels that have cracks or other structural damage, as well as wheels that have been bent or warped. The process involves welding the damaged area using a specialized welding machine and filler material. Once the welding is complete, the wheel is reshaped to its original shape using specialised tools and techniques.

The repaired area is then ground down and refinished to match the original finish. Alloy wheel welding repairs are a cost-effective alternative to replacing damaged wheels, and can help maintain the structural integrity and safety of the wheel. However, not all alloy wheels can be safely welded, and it is important to consult with a professional before attempting any welding repairs.


Buckle Removal

Alloy Wheel Buckle Removal

Alloy wheel buckle removal is a process used to fix a bent or distorted alloy wheel. A buckle can occur from hitting a pothole, a curb, or any other road hazard. If left unattended, a buckled wheel can cause vibration, uneven tire wear, and other safety issues. The first step in removing a buckle is to assess the severity of the damage. If the damage is minor, the wheel may be able to be repaired using a hydraulic press or other specialised tools. If the damage is more severe, the wheel may need to be heated and reshaped to its original form.

The final step is to refinish the wheel to match the original finish. Alloy wheel buckle removal is a cost-effective alternative to replacing a damaged wheel, and can help maintain the structural integrity and safety of the wheel. It is important to have any buckled wheels addressed promptly by a professional to avoid any potential safety issues while driving.


Gator Fitting

Alloy Wheel Gator Fitting

Alloy wheel gator fitting is a process used to attach protective plastic wheel arches to alloy wheels. Gator fittings are commonly used to protect the wheels from damage caused by mud, rocks, and other debris. The process involves removing the wheel from the vehicle, fitting the gator onto the wheel, and securing it in place with specialized hardware.

The gator fitting process can help protect your wheels from scratches, dents, and other types of damage caused by off-road driving, as well as make cleaning your wheels easier. Gator fittings come in a variety of colors and styles to match the look of your vehicle. It is important to have gator fittings installed by a professional to ensure that they are properly installed and secure. Additionally, it is important to regularly inspect and maintain your gator fittings to ensure that they are functioning properly and continue to protect your wheels.


Caliper & Hub Painting

Caliper & Hub Painting

Caliper and hub painting are popular ways to enhance the look of your vehicle's wheels. Calipers are the metal components that surround the brake pads, while hubs are the central components of the wheel that connect to the axle. Painting these components can give your vehicle a customised, sporty look. The process involves removing the wheels, cleaning the calipers and hubs, and applying a high-temperature paint or coating.

The paint or coating is designed to withstand the heat generated by the brakes and protect the calipers and hubs from corrosion and wear. The color options for caliper and hub painting are endless and can be matched to your vehicle's exterior color or customised to your personal preferences. Caliper and hub painting is a relatively inexpensive way to add a custom touch to your vehicle's appearance.



Diamond Cutting Services

Alloy wheel diamond cutting is a process that involves removing a thin layer of the wheel’s surface using a precision cutting tool, typically a diamond-tipped lathe. This process can enhance the appearance of the wheels by creating a highly polished finish that gives them a mirror-like shine. Additionally, it can also repair damage such as scratches, curb damage, or corrosion, which can significantly extend the lifespan of the wheels.

The process of alloy wheel diamond cutting involves several steps. Firstly, the wheel is cleaned and inspected to identify any damage that needs to be repaired. Then, the wheel is mounted onto a lathe and the cutting tool is used to remove a thin layer of the wheel’s surface.

This creates a highly polished finish that can be customised to the desired look. Finally, the wheel is cleaned and inspected again to ensure that it meets the desired specifications.

Overall, alloy wheel diamond cutting is a highly effective way to restore and enhance the appearance of alloy wheels while also repairing any damage that may have occurred over time.


Why choose Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
with Smart Car Automotive?

Alloy wheel refurbishment is a cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to buying new wheels for your car. Here are some reasons why you should consider refurbishing your alloy wheels:

Cost-effective: Refurbishing your alloy wheels is generally less expensive than buying new wheels. This can be particularly attractive if your wheels are in good condition overall but have some minor cosmetic damage that you'd like to fix.

Improved appearance: Refurbishing your alloy wheels can improve the overall appearance of your car. This is especially true if your wheels have become scuffed or scratched over time, as a professional refurbishment can make them look like new again.

Increased resale value: If you're planning to sell your car in the future, having refurbished wheels can help to increase its resale value. This is because buyers are often willing to pay more for a car with well-maintained wheels, as they see it as an indicator of how well the car has been cared for overall.

Eco-friendly: Refurbishing your alloy wheels is an eco-friendly choice, as it reduces the amount of waste generated by the manufacturing and disposal of new wheels. By refurbishing your wheels instead of buying new ones, you're helping to reduce your environmental impact and make a more sustainable choice.

Quick turnaround time: Refurbishing your alloy wheels is a relatively quick process, and you can usually have your wheels back on your car within a few days.

This means that you don't need to be without your car for an extended period, which can be important if you rely on it for work or other activities.

Overall, alloy wheel refurbishment is a smart choice for car owners who want to improve the appearance of their car, increase its resale value, and make an eco-friendly choice. With a cost-effective and relatively quick process, there's no reason not to give your wheels a new lease of life!

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Trade
Collection & Delivery Service

Here at Smart Car we offer a fully flexible Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Bilston, Wolverhampton and further surrounding areas in West Midlands including Birmingham, Dudley and Cannock.

Our workshop allows us to fully refurbish all types of wheels. All of the work is carried out in house, safely and to a very high standard. We only use top quality products to achieve top quality finish.


We also offer a collection and delivery service, although you would need to have the wheels ready. We are unable to remove them from the vehicle for you due to insurance considerations. We can quote you a competitive price for this service.


Vulcan Road Bilston
West Midlands, WV14 7JW

01902 493686