Alloy wheels are now common on all types of vehicles. This is due to the fact that they improve performance quality, overall cost, and ease of customization. Here, we'll discuss how to modify your alloy wheels to maintain a specific aesthetic and protect your alloys. When modding alloy wheels, you have many options, from color and style changes to unique finish options.
What are alloy wheels?
Alloy wheels are wheels made from a mixture of metals (alloys), usually aluminum, magnesium, and nickel. Alloys (mixtures of metals) are usually: much stronger than pure metals; lighter than pure metal; better at conducting heat; easier to modify and produce better overall cosmetic results. Many people prefer alloy wheels to steel wheels due to better performance and ease of customization.
What does it mean to refit alloy wheels?
Alloy wheel can be modified in a number of different ways. Unlike steel wheels, alloy wheels can be fully customized to suit the aesthetics of your vehicle. There are many different paint options; these can be glossy or matte, smooth or textured, and can match or differ in color to your car.
A few modifications can actually improve the health and performance of alloy wheels. By using protective color coatings and lacquers, your alloy wheels can be made stronger and less prone to wear, chips or scratches.
If you are concerned about chips or wear on your alloy wheels, we recommend that you choose a wheel repair machine to repair and make your wheels more shiny and smooth. This is very common way to repair alloy wheels now.
Types of alloy wheel modifications: paint and recolor.
The most basic form of alloy wheel modification, painting or repainting may be done in whole or in a localized area to cover the damage. Some people choose to repaint their alloys with color-matched paint to keep them looking fresh and consistent, but without compromising their premiums. Most modification options end in a paint coat to protect the new color and design. In addition to painting, there are options to use tinted paint, which can further alter the aesthetics of the alloy wheels.
Alloy wheel powder coating
Powder coating is a common technique used to modify alloy wheels by using a spray paint formulation that completely covers the alloy. This powder is dried on the alloy, then heated to form a solid gel coat, which is finally painted to protect the new design.
Powder coating is relatively durable and can protect your alloys from scratches and wear. It also offers a wider selection of finishes, including two-tone, glitter effects and paint speckle patterns.
Alloy wheel repair
If your wheel has serious scratches, it needs a professional wheel repair machine to repair, this can remove the scratches on the surface and make your wheels shiny again. This is a best choice.