Everything you should know about wheel repair (Part 2)

July 27th, 2016



This is part two of our series on wheel repair. Click here for part one.

And click here to learn more about wheel reapirs at 106St Tire & Wheel and to schedule an appointment.

Is it possible to repair wheels that are not fixed to the car?

Most wheel repairers don’t have a problem accepting off-the-vehicle wheels, with or without tires. Whatever the case, it is important to book for such wheel beforehand, especially if you want a quick turnaround

Can split rims be repaired?

Generally, there are 2 types of rim wheel splits. The first one is known as a 3-piece rim split and it can be refurbished or repaired by first breaking down the 3 sections. The 2nd type of rim wheel split is known as a cosmetic split and its repairing process varies accordingly. All in all, a good wheel repairer should be able to deal with both types of rim splits without much difficulty. In addition to that, split rims edges can still be re-polished or re-coated without necessarily being broken down. 

Is it possible to re-chrome chromed alloys?

Unfortunately, it is nor possible to re-chrome alloys due to some legislations regarding the chemical and adhesion processes. However, it is possible to re-finish and to powder-coat alloys that are either tarnished or scuffed. Once again, a highly qualified wheel repairer would be in a position to advice you accordingly when it comes to repairing chrome alloys. 

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