The Process

Step 1

Removing the wheels from a vehicle

While repairing, your car will be securely parked at our premises. During the refurbishment temporary wheels are fitted into it.

Step 2

Removing the tyres, weights & valves

The car tyres are properly removed and they are marked for rotation and precision. We at Herts Tints also give tags of customer’s names on wheels.

Step 3

Stripping previous paintwork, grime & dirt.

Our experts always use advanced chemical strippers to the dirt and existing finishes. They generally take a few hours to strip the entire wheel.

Step 4

Shot blasting - further cleaning of the wheel

We provide shot blasting process to clean the wheels more. Shot blasting helps to remove remaining corrosion and make the surface ready for powder coating.

Step 5

Structural repairs - straightening, welding

Our experts inspect any kind of dent, buckle, bend or crack on your wheels properly. We always give an opportunity to the customers for notifying the conditions of their wheels apparently before we start our project. Structural repair requires additional prices. Please visit to our pricing page for more details.

Step 6

Preparing kerbed surface for paint

We can remove all kinds of kerb damages from the wheel surfaces. For deep damages, we fill the surface with the extra layers of aluminium or do a welding operation for returning it to the original shape. Unlike other refurbishing companies, we never use any kind of filler during this process. Welding repairs require additional prices.

Step 7

Applying base coat

At Herts Tints, the alloy wheels are generally placed into an advanced oven for preheating. After that, we can apply a new powdered primer and then place them into the oven for curing. After curing, we usually cool down the wheels slightly before painting.

Step 8

Diamond Cutting

Our experts place the wheels on a advanced CNC machine. Diamond knife of this machine can cut the thin aluminium layers from them.

Step 9

Applying powder coat lacquer

For protecting the wheel surfaces from corrosion, we generally apply clear coat lacquer on them.

Step 10

Tyre fitting & balancing

We fit new rubber valves to the wheels after repairing. For metal valve or sensor fitted wheels, we usually re-fit the rubber valves before.

New tyre fitted wheels will be balanced by sticking weights inside of the wheel.

Step 11

Fitting wheels to the car

Our experts fit the wheels to you car after final checking. Fitting is done including wheel bolt torque, tyre pressure and tightening.

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