Wheel Repair and Refinishing

Wheel Repair and Refinishing

Most wheel repair or restoration shops try to return the wheel to the original “look”, by using body fillers such as Bondo to fill in curb scrapes, scratches or dents in the aluminum. They are then painted over trying to give the wheel the original alloy look. With the body filler the results may be unsatisfactory leading to even further repair costs. Often times shops will simply try to pound out of round wheels into shape with nothing more than a lead hammer. It’s just all wrong!

We at CalChrome will repair the wheel using proper techniques and machinery with precision force, which will allow the wheel to return to its original shape with much less strain on the rest of the wheel.

WHY SHOULD I REPAIR MY WHEELS?


Many vehicle owners will leave damaged wheels on their vehicle because they feel that it is “good enough” or that repairs are too costly to justify. The truth is that even a minorly damaged wheel will cost you more money over the long run, and worse, can lead to dangerous driving conditions.

Uncorrected vibrations caused by out of round or bent wheels, will cause uneven tire wear, extra heat, and pressure, which will require costly premature tire replacement. Worse, this can cause a tire blowout during high-speed driving. Beyond tire damage, these vibrations can also cause serious damage to both the steering and suspension systems of your vehicle. This untrue rotational mass can also be a safety hazard due to the contact patch changing dimension and location with every revolution of the wheel.

The CalChrome Advantage

Most wheel repair or restoration shops try to return the wheel to the original “look”, by using body fillers such as Bondo to fill in curb scrapes, scratches or dents in the aluminum. They are then painted over trying to give the wheel the original alloy look. With the body filler the results may be unsatisfactory leading to even further repair costs. Often times shops will simply try to pound out of round wheels into shape with nothing more than a lead hammer. It’s just all wrong!

We at CalChrome will repair the wheel using proper techniques and machinery with precision force, which will allow the wheel to return to its original shape with much less strain on the rest of the wheel.

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