Types of Alloy Wheels


 alloy-wheel-repair-derbyAre you considering buying your car with a new set of alloy wheels? You can actually choose from different types of alloy. Before you decide, read on and find out which is the best alloy wheel for your car. Our alloy wheel repairs derby team believe that repairing your alloys can be a great investment.

You most probably heard about the various types of metals. Metal types like aluminium, copper, iron and silver are pliable when used in their purest form. In order to achieve their hardness, these metals should be mixed with other metals. For instance, in order to produce steel alloy, iron, carbon and other metal elements should be mixed first. The same can be said about aluminium alloys. In order to produce aluminium alloys, it is mixed with copper, zinc, magnesium, silicon or manganese. It is from these different alloy materials that the wheels for Alloy Wheel Repairs, maintenance and replacements are derived from.

Since there are varying types of alloys that can be generated from mixing different types of metals, the available alloy car wheels for your alloy wheel repair requirements will vary namely:

Painted Alloy Wheels. Alloy wheels can be painted. The most common type of coating used on alloy wheels are powder coated. Lacquer is then applied after the powder coat to achieve its shine. Painted alloy wheels have the ability to absorb minor impacts. It has several layers that it takes a number of collisions before it will show any signs of damage. Moreover, because the wheels are painted, they are less prone to rust and corrosion.

Polished Alloy Wheels. When you hear about polished, you automatically imagine something shiny. That is correct. Polished alloy wheels are painted with lacquer paint only to give it its shine. If you live in a place where the climate is moist most of the time, this is not a good choice for you. As you drive along a road, small stones can come in contact with the wheel and may crack or chip off the lacquer paint. This is where the damage starts. You will notice cracks on the lacquer and soon enough, it will start to chip off.

Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels. This type of alloy wheels is a popular choice because of its aesthetic appeal. They are quite expensive because the diamond cutting itself requires precision and thus, takes longer to produce. Most diamond cut alloy wheels are painted with lacquer. Like polished alloy wheels, they may be prone to damage. You can actually go to an alloy wheel repairs Shop and have it powder coated before the lacquer finish, to achieve its polished finished and durability.

Before you decide on which alloy wheels you put in your car, you should determine the type of alloy wheels that can be repainted or refurbish. Weigh the pros and cons in order to determine the best type of alloy wheel for your car. The types mentioned here are those alloy wheels that can be repaired. It is best that you consult a skilled professional such as our own alloy wheel repairs derby team  to help you determine decide and save on future repairs.