Are you considering getting your alloys refurbished? We always recommend our customers to get their alloys repaired or refurbished sooner rather than later. Other than fixing the damage, if any, getting your alloy wheel paint refurbished can retain or increase the value of your car.

In this article, we will run you through the benefits that make an alloy refurbish worth it.

Damaged or Corroded Alloys

Corroded alloys will usually start as an aesthetic issue. However, if you leave this corrosion unchecked, it can become unsafe to drive. 

The corrosion will slowly eat into the alloy and get deeper over time. For some heavily damaged alloys, a refurbishment process may not last very long, and you may need to come back. In some cases, you may need a total replacement of your alloys. 

It is best to err on the side of caution and immediately seek the help of a professional technician when you notice signs of corrosion.

Assessing the Damage

When getting professional alloy wheels refurbishment, the technician can determine the current state of the alloy before getting started on any work. This is important as cosmetic alloy damage can vary in severity and may even be covering up a bigger problem that can impact your car’s performance.

A professional will spot any indications of a severe problem and can tell you whether your alloy is repairable. Other than this, you are also ensured that a trained person is handling your car and will be restored to the best possible standard.

Retaining the Value of Your Car for a Sale

An obvious “do it yourself” paint job or an attempt at fixing the problem yourself can make your car look worse and lower its resale value. Other than these cosmetic effects, a DIY repair job may also affect your car’s safety. 

While alloy wheel repair kits are available to repair damaged alloys, these are only recommended for light to medium cosmetic damage. When you consider selling your car, it is best to hire a professional to ensure that it continues to look good and retains its value. 

Stylish Modifications

Other than being a stylish addition to a car, alloy wheels can potentially increase a car’s value as well. 

While a car’s value will always depend on its age, make, model, and wheel type, having newly refurbished wheels can significantly improve its appearance and value. If your car is already of higher value to start with, there are greater chances of an alloy refurbishment increasing its value.

If you already have alloys on your car but are looking into increasing their value, you can consider alloy recolouring. A powder coating is sprayed onto the alloy like traditional paint, which settles on the surface dry. After this, heat treatment will form a gel over the surface to protect against UV damage, light scratches, pollution, and wash swirls.


Getting your alloys refurbished or repaired is better done sooner or later, especially if your wheels show corrosion signs. If left unchecked, this corrosion can worsen over time and heavily damage your car and its value.

Are you looking for alloy wheel refurbishment services in Essex? We at Wicked Rims use only professional state of the art materials, machines, and tools to fit your needs. Head on to our website to learn more.