Alloy wheel damage, including, gutter rash, curb damage, and other cosmetic damages happen frequently with city and suburban driving. Alloy wheel damage is also known as commonly as rim damage. That sound of scratching when you pull into a parking spot is only made worse by the horrible sound of when you are pulling back out to rectify it. It happens to the best of us. Fortunately alloy wheel repairs are mostly straight forward and many can often be done by a
Alloy wheel repair techniques depend on the material the rim is made from. Some cheaper rims are made of steel while your more sporty rims are made of a combination of light metals, such as aluminium or magnesium and other elements, giving them the name alloy wheels. These popular alloy wheels are usually painted in a base coating and then given a colour coat to give them that perfect shine or a custom colour. Alloy wheel repair requirements will depend first on the extent of the damage to be repaired, followed by the amount of painting required. Smash repairers and mobile repairers will usually smooth back the damaged alloy wheel using special machines and then re-coat the alloy wheel for a perfect finish. As this is a specialty repair it's not uncommon for panel beaters or smash repairers to outsource this to a specialist who will come into their workshop to do the job. In some cases a mobile repairer can come straight out to your home or work, providing you have the space and access to power.
Whether your alloy wheels are painted, machined, or polished DingGo can save you a tonne of money and hassle by helping you avoid replacing the part entirely when it's damaged. In some cases, when the wheel is bent or cracked it will need to be repaired separate from the vehicle and using a specialised workshop. Whatever your alloy wheel damage DingGo can help you find the right repairer for the job.
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The cost of the repair will depend on the extent of damage, the amount of painting required and the material the wheel is made of. For this reason alloy wheel repairs can cost between $100 and $500 per a wheel. It’s best if you send us a photo of the damage and we can give you a customised quote from our network of smash repairers, panel beaters and mobile repairers.
Yes in many cases, a qualified mobile repairer with the appropriate machines can come to your home or office and do the alloy wheel repair providing you have space and access to power.
In many cases, the alloy wheels can stay on the car when conducting the alloy wheel repair.
Simple gutter rash or alloy wheel scratches are mostly a cosmetic issue so can be repaired at your discretion. Anything worse than that can be a safety issue. For example, if your wheel is bent it may mean that your tyres are damaged .
Yes, curb rash is very common and one of the easiest kinds of alloy wheel damage to repair.