Tires are removed as are any weights and valves.
Wheels are then hot pressure washed to remove excess dirt & grime.
Wheels are placed into a chemical stripping tank to remove old paint & clear coat.
Wheels are hot pressure washed and rinsed.
Wheels are lightly material blasted to remove blemishes and corrosion.
Wheels are then inspected for damage especially the lips of the rims any cracks & deep scratches on the rim edges.
The wheel faces and spokes will be filled in by alloy tig welding, they will then be machined using various machining techniques & hand tools.
The wheel final finishing are always done by hand.
The wheels are pre-heated in an industrial oven to 400 degrees for 20 minutes to de-gas the alloy, then a powder coat primer is applied.
The wheels are then cooled to 150 degrees and if they are having a custom color or bespoke finish they are spray painted and put back into the oven for a further 40 minutes to cure.
The final clear coat is then applied and the wheels are then put back into the oven at 200 degrees for a further 20 minutes.
Once cooled the wheels are fitted with new valves and the tires are refitted and the wheels are electronically balanced.
Balancing weights are placed on the inside of the wheels so that it does not take away from the appearance of the finish.