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Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels

Written by wefixalloys. Posted in Alloy News

Hello from We Fix Alloys

Well it’s been a while since you last heard from us so first things first – how are you? All good we hope!
We’ve been busy making those those tired and damaged alloy wheels look like new.

 

In case you were wondering what people have been saying about our work we’re very proud to share that we are rated 9.9/10 from our customers. Have a look by clicking here diamond cut alloys from We Fix Alloys

diamond cut alloy wheels from We Fix Alloys

It’s been an even longer time since Shirley Bassey sang ‘Diamonds are Forever’ and whilst diamonds maybe one of the hardest minerals those of you with diamond cut alloy wheels will know they are far more easily damaged.
Never fear!

We are very pleased to announce our new in house diamond cutting service – yes we can now provide that same great service you have been used to for your diamond cut alloy wheels

We’d love to hear from you – why not give us a call or pop in and find out how we can bring the shine back into your life – well your wheels anyway!

Thanks for reading and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Customer Reviews of our alloy wheel repair and alloy wheel refurbishment

Written by wefixalloys. Posted in Before and After Stories

Want the best in alloy wheel repair and alloy wheel refurbishment?

Want to know you’re getting the work done by a reliable business?

Well, we actively encourage all our customers to give feedback – we have it hosted by an external company (so we can’t edit it) – if you’re wondering if you want to use us then please check out out our reviews below 🙂


 

Check out all of our reviews here

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Testimonial – alloy wheel refurbishment – before and after photos

Written by wefixalloys. Posted in Before and After Stories

Story about alloy wheel refurbishment and good customer care

We recently had a lovely piece of feedback from one of our customers and wanted to share it with you. We hope it helps you decide which is best company to bring your car to for specialist alloy wheel refurbishment. Of course we’ll tell it’s us but we know it will help if you hear that from our satisfied customers also.

“Chris was fantastic, really fast and used proper punctuation in his replies to my emails – unlike some lazy buggers these days who can only be bothered to use text speak – that really gets on my tits!
He gave me a price for doing 4 Alfa GTA wheels straight away based on photo’s I emailed and stuck to that price. I took the wheels in and Chris helped me pick a colour, he was direct, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested in getting it right.
I gave him 4 wheels with tyres on, he took off the wheels, stripped the old paint, repaired substantial curbing damage, powder coated and lacquered, refitted and balanced the tyres, delivered AND fitted the wheels to my car (which Chris offered to do out of the goodness of his heart) …all in 1 day! …FOR £5!! – not really £5 😉 but he probably didn’t make much out of the deal. You won’t find better service!

The worst wheel before:
alloy wheel refurbishment before

…and after:

alloy wheel refurbishment after

…I’ve no idea if this is the same wheel or not because they all came back perfect – indistinguishable from each other and could easily be mistaken for new!
Thanks again Chris, wish more people were as devoted to what they do as you sir!
Cheers.
Pete”

 

We are so commited to customer service here at We Fix Alloys that after every alloy wheel refurbishment or repair we ask our cusomers for feedback so that we can ensure we’re getting it right, every time and correcting any difficulties our customers encounter.

You can read more of our reviews here – we’ve been collecting review on our alloy wheel refurbishment since January 2013 and in the last 8 months have had 50 reviews and 15 ratings – so far our customers rate us 9.9/10! 

Why not join them and be another happy We Fix Alloys customer?

See you soon!


Exciting Open Day Announcement from We Fix Alloys

Written by wefixalloys. Posted in Events

We Fix Alloys are proud to announce another car club open day being held at our workshop in North Shields

The event has been coordinated by @NEValetersForum from Twitter which was set up as a place for all North East UK valeters, detailers and car enthusiasts to hang out and chat about products, dirty cars and post pics. They have asked us to host their very 1st real life meet up at We Fix Alloys!!

The event is on the 8th September from 10am – 12pm

Chris from We Fix Alloys will be there to answer any wheel related questions you may have and talk about custom finishes we have available for all you car lovers!

Peter from Tyres2U – an award winning tyre fitter with over 23 years experience in the tyre industry will be there to answer any tyre related questions.

Tint My Ride are coming – a great local company with over 10 years experience in offering quality window tinting services.

Latest exciting news!! Project Touge will be there with merchandising for you and  filming the event – for those of you who don’t know Project Touge is a UK drift blog with driver interviews, car features, event reports and all you ever need to know about drifting!!

How often will you get the the chance to have all these experts on hand to discuss  the ways we can make you car look and go better?

@NEValetersForum are working  to get Autoglym there and hopefully a car photographer to take pictures of your pride and joy

We’d love to see you there and have the opportunity to meet old customers and new. Refreshments and goodies will be provided 🙂

Car clubs signed up so far include – NE Fords and the Vauxhall Corsa C Sports Club 

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Never miss out again on a special offer for alloy wheel refurbishment and repair!

Written by wefixalloys. Posted in Alloy News

Want to know how to get an even better deal on your alloy wheel refurbishment from We Fix Alloys?

 

You already know we’re extremely competitively priced for our high quality, professional and specialist alloy wheel refurbishment and repairs…

but we’re guessing you’d still really appreciate a great offer every now and then? Want to hear our news first? Want to know more about We Fix Alloys alloy wheel refurbishment and repair business?

Over 400 people have already signed up to our mailing list and that’s what they get access to and a lot more too – in fact this month they have been offered our exclusive summer spectacular offer on their alloy wheel refurbishment.

Did you miss out?!!

Want to make sure that doesn’t happen again?

Well all you have to do is click below and you’re in


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We promise never to spam you or sell your details and of course you’re free to unsubscribe whenever you want – but we reckon you’ll stay because to miss out would be silly, right?

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Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Cost

Written by wefixalloys. Posted in Advice from We Fix Alloys

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Cost

A question we are often asked by our customers is ‘How much will my alloy wheel refurbishment cost?’

Well, the short answer is ‘It depends’ and for the slightly longer answer with some free, expert advice on alloy wheel refurbishment cost just keep reading.

The first decision your alloy wheel refurbishment expert from We Fix Alloys will make with you is whether you need a mobile alloy wheel repair or a more extensive alloy wheel refurbishment in our fully provisioned workshop. We recommend all our customers send us a photo by text to 07890 691838 or by email to hello@wefixalloys.co.uk or drop by our workshop  so that we can give accurate quotations on their alloy wheel refurbishment cost. This means we can ensure that we offer the right service, first time, every time.

We Fix Alloys mobile alloy wheel repair cost

You can schedule a visit at a time and place of your choosing, either at home, work or play. All we need to work on your damaged alloy wheels is a little water and access to two 13amp sockets. We take around an hour to transform each damaged alloy into what will look like new alloy wheels. Our mobile alloy wheel repair vans are specially equipped to repair scratched alloys, kerbed alloys and alloys just showing their age!

Mobile alloy wheel repair is only suitable for minor scratches as only the top surface of the wheel is repaired. This is why the best alloy wheel experts have workshop facilities to take care of more extensive damage. Here are some photos of damage that can be repaired using our mobile alloy wheel facilities:

 

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Audi A4 Alloy Wheel before Mobile Alloy Wheel Repair

We Fix Alloys after mobile alloy wheel repair

Audi A4 Alloy Wheel after Mobile Alloy Wheel Repair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Fix Alloys before mobile alloy wheel repair

Vauxhall Insignia Alloy Wheel before Mobile Alloy Wheel Repair

We Fix Alloys after mobile alloy wheel repair

Vauxhall Insignia Alloy Wheel after Mobile Alloy Wheel Repair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One decision we like our customers to consider when booking a mobile alloy wheel repair is how the repaired alloy will wheel look compared to the other wheels – it’ll look like a new one! We would encourage you to get 2 wheels done as then the difference between the sides of the car will not be so noticeable. For this reason we often have special offers on with reduced costs for more than one alloy wheel repair. Make sure you sign up to our newsletter to be included in future special offers.

 

We Fix Alloys workshop alloy wheel refurbishment cost

 

We can also repair alloy wheels that are badly damaged, have corrosion or oxidisation, or are buckled and bent and are too damaged to repaired at home. Good as our mobile alloy wheel repair vans and technicians are there are limitations to what can be achieved at the roadside.

Luckily, our support workshop is fully equipped to take on even the most badly damaged alloy wheels so no need to worry – we can fix those alloy wheels for you even if they look as bad as this:

 

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The first job is to take the wheels off your car and then the tyres off the wheels. Then the wheels go into our bespoke designed environmentally friendly acid stripping system. Then we use a specially designed blasting cabinet to make sure the wheels are completely cleaned of their old paint. Next they are sanded and filled to make sure the surface is as smooth as possible before they are powder coated and returned to their showroom condition.

Of course, when you have your alloy wheels fully refurbished then you can change the colour. This is where you have the opportunity to fully customise the work we do for you. We literally have 100’s of photos in our gallery – why not take a look today?

As for the cost, well we have a detailed price structure on our website, various special offers run through the year, you can speak to us at events and don’t forget to sign up for our special offers. We like to support motorsport and classic car clubs so don’t forget that your membership might give you a discount (and if you run a club please get in touch to arrange). Thanks for taking the time to read this and we look forward to meeting you soon

 

 

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Caring for your alloy wheels all year round

Written by wefixalloys. Posted in Alloy News

We Fix Alloys: alloy wheel repair Newcastle and the North East

Caring for your alloy wheels all year round

If you have fitted alloy wheels to your car then you know the importance of keeping these clean and in good condition.

We Fix Alloys alloy wheel repair Newcastle custom finishes

Some drivers like to fit winter wheels on their vehicles, which are a bolt-on solution for those harsher winter conditions and this can be a great and cheap investment. However, if you don’t want to do this, then you need to protect your alloy wheels from the extra grit and salt as well as other corrosive materials found on roads in the colder months of the year.

Brake dust is another of the major problems you might have with your alloy wheel and this can prove to be rather hard to clean off or remove. This dust is released every time you apply your brakes.  It is caused by the friction on the discs and pads and is a mixture of metal filings, carbon fibres and adhesive residues.

Although you can purchase many products to clean away this dust and you should do this as frequently as possible, we would recommend soap and water.  Some of the proprietary cleaners contain acid and this can damage your alloy wheel further. If you regularly wax your alloy wheels just as you would paintwork, then they will remain in good condition and reduce the risk of any corrosion from occurring.

Alloy wheels add a certain look to any vehicle, however, if they are not kept in good condition, then the look is spoilt, and your alloy wheels will start to show signs of rust. Not only do the wheels look unsightly but eventually this can cause structural damage to the wheel itself. Keeping your wheels in perfect condition is important to road safety. You have to keep an eye on them with routine checks not only to clean away any dust and debris to keep them looking as good as new, but to keep your vehicle safe on the road too. Recent MOT changes include checks on your alloy wheels so if you have any concerns please visit us for advice, repair and refurbishment.

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment – What happens in the alloy wheel repair process?

Written by wefixalloys. Posted in Advice from We Fix Alloys

What happens in the Alloy Wheel repair process?

Alloy Wheel Repair by We Fix Alloys

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment is a way of saving money by having your wheels repaired instead of replaced. This article describes the process used by this professional wheel repair company.

Alloy wheels are expensive. You don’t want to replace them unless they are very badly damaged. If you want to get them repaired you don’t want to let just anyone have a go at repairing them. So make sure you use a specialist Alloy Wheel Refurbishment company. Avoid the cowboys – more on this here.

Repairing or refurbishing wheels involves removing them from the car (or motor bike, van or golf cart!). The wheels also need to be separated from the tyres so a proper repair can take place without missing any parts of the wheel that can’t be reached. Some companies claim to complete a full refurbishment when they are only spraying the front of the wheel and not removing corrosion first – avoid these companies! You will end up paying twice and nobody wants that!

The wheel is first stripped of the lacquer coating using a strong acid. Then, if the damage is bad, or if there is any corrosion of the alloy, the wheel is sandblasted. Any dents or deep scratches can be filled with a suitable filler. Even the most damaged of wheels can be fixed by the experienced welder we use. The wheel is then heated and powdercoated before a clear (or sometimes coloured) lacquer coat is applied. Finally the tyres are replaced and the wheels rebalanced before being fitted back on the vehicle.

There are some exceptions to this process. If the damage is slight and easily accessible it’s possible to carry out a quick cosmetic repair but be skeptical of any repair service that quotes you a ridiculously low price for a thorough job. All they’ll do is flash over the damage and in a few months time your wheels will look as shabby as ever and you’ll be back where you started!

So, it’s not a simple process but, using modern equipment, it can be carried out quickly and inexpensively (compared to the cost of a new set of wheels). We will need you to bring the wheels to our workshop and we can usually complete the repairs in a day.

So now you know all about the alloy wheel repair process why not get in touch and book your alloy wheel repair in today!

 

What colour can I have my alloy wheels?

Written by wefixalloys. Posted in Alloy News

This week’s blog is all about colour – gone are the days of Mr Fords ‘any colour you like as long as its black’ and a question we often get asked at We Fix Alloys is ‘What colour can you make my alloy wheels after refurbishment?’ – We always answer – any colour you like!!

Since we’re coming up to show season we know that some of our more enthusiastic clients will be looking for something unique to them…

Like these for example

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Other past clients have come in with a specific object for us to match..

 

We Fix Alloys bespoke finishes

We Fix Alloys bespoke finishes

 

 

We are always happy to mix and match colours to give you a unique finish to match your car… Here you can see our custom Azure Blue Chrome finish

 

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Some just like to go for shine. Yes – you can see the camera in the second photo – it is THAT shiny!!

 

We Fix Alloys bespoke alloy wheel finishes alloy wheel repair

We Fix Alloys bespoke alloy wheel finishes alloy wheel repair

And there’s just those times when we like to experiment with finishes and colour so that we can bring you best… literally any colour, mixed with another or added to another. It takes us as long to think of names for the finish as it does to powercoat or paint them!

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We Fix Alloys bespoke alloy wheel finishes alloy wheel repair

 

If this has whetted your appetite for a bespoke alloy wheel refurbishment then why not have a look at our gallery of photos on Flickr for some more ideas…

Sometimes the hardest thing is the decision – why not give us a call and see if we can help you decide what colour We Fix Alloys can make for your alloy wheel repair

 

Thanks for looking

 

 

Which Type Of Alloy Wheels Can Be Repaired?

Written by wefixalloys. Posted in Alloy News

So you’ve got alloy wheels on your car – but which type and are they repairable?

You’d think that alloy wheels are alloy wheels, but no – life’s not that simple. Most are aluminium but there are some containing additional alloys such as magnesium.

There are several different types of alloy wheels in current use:

  • Painted alloy wheels
  • Polished alloy wheels
  • Diamond cut alloy wheels
  • Split rim alloy wheels

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