Cosmetic repairs, Refurbishment of alloy wheels are fast becoming extremely popular
services requested by new & used car dealerships, leasing companies, car hire firms and
personal customers alike and we are regularly asked questions regarding the processes. FAQ's aims
to answer the most commonly asked questions regarding our repair services.
1. "If I give you my car how long will I be without
2. "Are you able to repair my bumper split and severe scuffing "to
3. "Will my wheels look like
4. "wheel refurbishing, will it add value to my
5. "Can you colour match my wheels & bumper?"
6. "Do you lacquer the wheel?"
7. "Can you spray my rims white?"
8. "I only have a little scuff.. do I have to pay the full
9. "Is a Mobile serviceoffered?"
10. "How does the process work?"
11. "How long does it take?"
12. "Can you match the original finish?"
13. "Can you refurbish 2/3 wheels?"
14. "Can you repair wheels?"
15. "What colours and finishes are available?"
16. "What warranty do you offer
17. "How do I lood after my refurbish wheels?"
18. "Can I bring my alloys to you?"
19. "How much does it cost?"
20. "Do you collect and deliver?"
21. "Do you offer any other service?"
If I give you my car how long will I be without it?"
It really depends on several things. Firstly, type and extent of damage as well as if it's a
cosmetic and/or body shop repair. In most cases if it's minor cosmetic damage repairs can be done
while you wait or outside your home/work. If it is not cosmetic and has to be taken to one of our
garages, we aim to return vehicles to their owners within 3-4 days - minimising vehicle loss and
"Are you able to repair my bumper split and severe scuffing to off-side
Indeed we can. We'll save you lot's of money and time by using a method of plastic welding to
fuse back the bumper to its original state, colour match and re-spray. The skirting can be restored
without having to replace as well.
"Will my wheels look like new?
Yes. In most cases only the 'trained eye' will detect that they are not factory prepared but as
our photos show they will look great.
"wheel refurbishing, will it add value to my car?"
Concerning value, wheels are as important to a car as ones kitchen or garden is important to
ones home. These improvements add value.
"Can you colour match my wheels & bumper?"
Yes, colour matching can be done. It's also far faster and easier if the paint codes are
supplied. Obtaining the colour code for an alloy is very difficult so in some cases getting as
close as possible is what is done.
"Do you lacquer the wheel?"
Yes we use the correct techniques on all vehicle repairs. Only the best two part lacquer is
used on all alloy and bodywork repairs. This both protects and gives a glossy finish to the
"Can you spray my rims another colour (i.e white)?"
Your rims can be sprayed any colour, for an additional £19.99 for one £29.99 for two or £49.99
for a complete set of four. Paint swatches are not used for this exclusive service so you'll have
to provide paint codes.
"I only have a little scuff on my alloy... do I have to pay the full
Prices vary depending on size of alloy, type of alloy, damage etc. Check out the alloy wheel
refurbishment page for prices.
"Is a Mobile service offered?"
Due to the nature of the job, requiring highly technical specialist equipment, as well as
refinishing the entire alloy wheel, mobile service is not available.
"How does the process work?"
We ensure that the wheels are chemically stripped, removing existing finish, our technicians
then check alloys for flat spots, run-out, & possible rim damage then they're repaired as
necessary. Before paint is applied to all wheels they are blasted using stainless steel to
correctly prepare the surface. Alloys, finally are then painted, powder coated and lacquered (if
necessary and/or requested!) for a very durable finish!
"How long does it take?"
During our quiet periods alloy wheel refurbishment for a standard refurbishment will complete
between 2 - 5 days. Non-standard work and 2 piece wheels may take longer. A more accurate time can
be given when an order is placed.
"Can you match the original finish?"
In most cases we can, for standard colours, which means you can just have 1 wheel refurbished.
For special colours it is sometimes better to have 2 or 4 wheels refinished because of the
difficulty in matching without a code or formula
"Are you able to refurbish 2 /3 piece wheels?"
Nearly all 2 piece wheels can be refinished (please contact us before posting alloy wheel(s)).
We do not refurbish 3 piece alloys!
"Can you repair wheels?"
We can repair most wheels for buckles, flat spots, rim damage, scratches, small/mediun size
cracks (subject to inspection and/or pictures) be aware that we will only carry out repairs we
consider to be safe.
"What colours and finishes are available?"
Bodyworkxpress.com refinish using any colour from all leading paint manufacturers (once
manufacturers colour code has been supplied) We also use all the latest finishes (subject to
availability) including silver/black chrome paints for specialist work. Customers seeking change of
appearance to their alloy wheels can use our specialist machining service.
"What warranty do you offer?"
12-month warranty on wheels that are painted all over and 6 months on wheels that have a
diamond cut finish. Some wheels because of inherent problems are excluded from this
"How do I look after my refurbished wheels?"
Alloy wheels that have been refurbished and have a lacquered finish simply require washing
using only soapy water regularly to stop/remove brake dust and road dirt.
Alloys that are not lacquered (for whatever reason) will need to be waxed regularly using a good
quality vehicle wax to protect alloys from corrosion and maintain a brilliant shine.
"Can I bring my alloys to you?"
Certainly, to anyone of our repair centres (add link to this page) listed on this page. In some
cases you can arrange with the centre manager to leave your vehicle (by prior arrangement!) where
our Alloy Xpress service (2-3 day service) has been offered. This service is a very popular so book
"How much does it cost?"
Because there are so many variations of wheel types, sizes and finishes it is not possible to
give an accurate price. Please phone or email for a quote and have ready the size of your wheels
and finish required. Here are some general prices:
Up to 16" from 75.00
17" -19" from 85.00
20" - 21" from 95.00
22" from 110.00
Please add an extra 19.00 for Silver or Chrome & an additional 42.00 for 2pc Split Rims.
Deposits (45.00) are required per alloy wheel refurbishment and/or alloy repair!
"Do you collect and deliver?"
Spit and polish Bodyworkxpress.com has a list of repair centres where alloys can be delivered.
An additional charge is made for the collection of alloys from customers home or workplace.
Phone, email or visit our
"Do you offer any other services?"
Most services related to alloy wheels including Back pad, Balancing, mods, Re-boring,
Re-pitching, Tyre fitting, etc
Our centres are;
Acton Lane, NW10,
Hornsey/Crouch End, N8,
Belsize Road, Kilburn, NW6,
Old Kent Road,SE15,