ADDITIONAL SERVICES & OPTIONAL EXTRAS
The very first thing we do is put your wheels onto our wheel balancer, this will allow us to check if your wheels are straight or buckled, if they are buckled we will inform you of this prior to continuing. We do offer wheel a wheel straightening service at an additional cost. We then remove the tyres from the wheels along with the valve and balancing weights. If you have Tyre Pressure Sensors, these will also be safely removed and reinstalled on completion. A visual inspection on the wheel is also carried out to check for any cracks that are present, welding can be done at an additional cost, please note we do not off a guarantee to welding, we would recommend for you to buy a new/used wheel.
Welcome to WHEELMANIACS, the home of alloy wheels and tyres. At Wheelmaniacs we pride our self in having more than 15 years experience in the alloy wheel and tyre industry. Our showroom is situated in the heart of the West Midlands and we are a family run business that prides our self on customer service.
We want you to leave happy! We believe our company slogan says everything you need to know about us about us:- “We would rather lose business than compromise on quality”. At Wheelmaniacs you can be assured that from the moment you speak to us that our dedicated team will deliver the most professional, cost effective service for you and your car.
We specialise in the following areas:- New and used alloy wheels, new tyres, complete alloy wheel refurbishment, nuts and bolts, spigot ring converters, spacers and powder coating. Wheelmaniacs will give you the best ideas and suggestions to customize your car with some of the world’s most reliable, trusted and the best brands of alloy wheels and tyres available on the alloy wheel and tyre market to ensure you are totally satisfied.
Why not give us a call or come in and see us. One of the things we have noticed over the years is that people actually want to spend their money but they don’t know who to put their trust in, let me ensure you that you can put your trust in us.
ALLOY WHEEL REFURBISHMENT
& POWDER COATING
The wheels are then completely submerged in a chemical stripping tank which removes all the paint from the wheel. After the wheels are stripped of the paint they are then washed to decontaminate the wheel. They are then visually inspected again to check for any cracks that may have been hard to see while there was paint on the wheel.
Any kerb damage is removed. The wheels are then shot blasted which removes as much corrosion as possible. Please note we shot blast the whole wheel, not just the face. Shot blasting also keys the surface of the wheel which creates the best possible surface for the painting process. The wheels are then thoroughly washed.
The wheels are placed in our oven and the back pad of the wheel is masked prior to painting to ensure no paint goes on the back pad of the wheel. The majority of the colours we use (Not all) require us to follow a ‘three coat system’ (But this is dependant on the colour you choose). Some of the colours, mainly candy metallic colours require a four coat system. Firstly the whole wheel get powder coated with a primmer, once primmered, the wheel is placed into our oven to cure.
Once cured, we allow the wheel to cool down to the correct temperature and then the face of the wheel is then wet sprayed the colour of your choice, once wet sprayed the wheel is placed back into our oven to cure the paint.
Once the wet paint has cured, the final stage of the process is lacquering, the face is then powder coat acrylic lacquered, acrylic lacquer is the best lacquer on the market and the most durable. Our main supplier for our wet paint and powder coat is a German brand called Freilacke. Freilacke’s products are designed for the use on alloy wheels. Once the wheel has cured we visually inspect the wheel to ensure it meets our high standards. We then carefully refit your tyres (dependant on which service you have choose) and balance all four wheels. The wheels that have been painted in dark colours we carry black balancing weights and for the lighter colours we carry grey balancing weights.