We repair wheels by using a no-mix colour matching softare and tint system.
We match paint using a da beer colour matching fan for professional accuracy.
Wheel buddy was born from a strong passion for automotive and we not only pride ourselves with what we do but we also love to repair everything from wheels and panels to other forms of auto restoration.
Wheel buddy is part of PRG the pre sale repair group which specializes at repairing wheels and panels for automotive dealers and car yards.
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Wheel Repair - Introduction to Wheel Buddy
We repair gutter rash , curb damage, scratched and broken alloy wheels
Some information on wheel restoration
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is a fairly new for of repair and has only really grown in the last five or so years. When repairing alloy wheels there is a lot of challenges to face such as colour matching for example, the reason this alloy wheel repair is difficult is because different car manufacturers , such as ford, holden , mazda , toyota, bmw , mercedes use different methods of painting and colouring their wheels. Some manufacturers use a lead based paint on the wheels which can be difficult to obtain for the purpose of restoration. this means that colour matching using regular 2k two pack paint has to be done and it requires both skill and high attention to detail.
We recommend repairing wheels because the cost of replacement can be extremely high and it can be difficult to find an exact matching wheel so in some cases you may have to buy a whole new set of wheels instead of one. this is why alloy wheel repair and rim repair is a good service for people to have.
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Gutter Rash Repair
Alloy wheel repair in melbourne can fix all sorts of wheel damage , including fixing and repair of gutter rash, scratches, faded paint on wheels, alloy wheels that have been gashed, grazed , chipped or badly damaged will require a unique quote.
Today we repaired some Enkei wheels, there were 3 18inch wheels with low profile tyres. There was severe scratches and guitter rash on each wheel.
We first removed the wheels from the car by raising the vehicle onto jack stands.
We cleaned all 3 wheels using wax and grease remover and car shampoo to prepare the wheels for repair and restoration.
We started by machine sanding the wheels, we have 2 types of machine sanders we use when repairing alloy wheels.
The first is a larger random orbital sander with a 5" disk and the other is a very compact air tool orbital sander for getting into tighter areas.
We removed all gutter rash by first sanding with 400 gritt then moving to 800 grit and wet sanding with 1200 grit sandpaper.
Once the alloy wheel surface was ready we prepared them with a light primer and colour matched the paint using our large colour fan.
We blended the correct colour back into the wheel and made sure that there was no colour variation on each wheel.
Finally and to complete the alloy wheel repair we added a protective gloss coat to the finish and cured this with an infrared uv heat treatment.
The end result was fantastic and fully repaired set of alloy wheels. Another alloy wheel repair success story.
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Mag Wheel Repair
We also cater for Mag wheel repair
in melbourne, our method is to remove the mag wheels from the car and sand down using hand and machine sanding the damage to the mag wheel. When performing mag wheel repair the next step is to colour match the mag wheel and get a paint that matches the original colour.
After this has been done the mag wheel repair can commence into the painting phase.
We paint the mag wheels using professional automotive spray painting equipment.
We paint the mag wheels so that the mag wheel repair is blended and looks exactly like the original wheel.
You wheel be amazed at what mag wheel repair can do for your car.
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Wheel buddy in melbourne has just joined forces with the pre sales repair group which services car yards and auto traders.
PRG group provides on site panel repair, wheel repair and a range of services such as exterior detailing, dent removal and others.
Wheel buddy prides itself on customer service, our goal is to provide a quality premium service to auto enthusiasts.
We love cars, cars are our passion and we strive to improve our process and results as we grow.
How did we get started with Wheel Repair
We got into wheel repair through growing up and modifying cars , performing odd tasks such as installing suspension, servicing our cars , installing stereos , changing wheels , painting calipers , fixing body work , engine components , this was back in the days of the carburettor and the first car we did work on was a VK Commodore some 13 years ago.
Wheel Buddy was started after Easy Calipers which is a caliper painting service, we felt that wheel repair was a natural comliment to caliper painting and it made sense to start Wheel Buddy in Melbourne.
Furthermore we aim to only provide the best for our customers , we try to be open and honest about everything throughout our wheel repair process and we hope that our customers pass on the good word when they are happy with the Wheel Repair.
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Gutter Rash Repair in Melbourne
We repair gutter rash on-site in melbourne. We remove gutter rash by sanding it out and then painting the area or sometimes painting the whole wheel which is being repaired.
Matching the colour for repairing alloy wheels is a matter of knowledge and practice.