Are Your Alloys in need of Refurbishment?

KAP offers the best alloy wheel repair service in Kent. To get your alloys looking new again, they go through a lengthy process. All our processes have been approved by leading vehicle manufactures top engineers. This gives you peace of mind knowing that our process will not damage your wheels or compromise your safety in any way. Our machinery is state of the art and provides exceptional quality finishes. If you are coming to the end of your vehicles lease and are looking to save some money then a full refurbishment can save you money when handing your vehicle back. 

 

During this procedure your tyre (if fitted) will be removed to ensure that we gain total access to the wheel rim.
We will repair any kerb damage and or corrosion. The wheel face is also repaired and flatted down to a suitable standard for priming.

The chosen base colour is then applied (2-3 coats) finally an OEM clear lacquer is applied to seal and finish (2-3 coats). Your wheel then goes into an oven to be cured this ensures maximum durability and protection from the coating process. Finally your tyre (if fitted) is refitted, new valve fitted (standard valves only), re-inflated and rebalanced ready for use.

 

During this process, your tyre is removed along with the valve and any weights. The wheel is then fully stripped of its old finish.

We then put the wheel into our shot blasting cabinet to remove any corrosion and pitting in the surface; this also highlights any imperfections which can then be dressed and filled.

Please be aware some alloy wheels may not be able to be repaired as the damage could have seriously damaged the structural integrity. Please ask one of our trained technicians who will be more than happy to advise you. Your wheel is then powder coated and cured at high temperature. After cooling down, we will have any special paint effect added, finally the wheel receives a coat of crystal clear powder coat lacquer to enhance and protect the finish, and this again is cured at high temperature.

 

Diamond cutting involves removing a thin layer of alloy from the wheel using specialist lathing equipment. With our bespoke in house CNC diamond cutting lathe we will provide you with the highest quality diamond cut alloy finish. Our CNC lathe provides exceptional accuracy that is unmatched in the industry.

So, what is a diamond cut wheel?

A Diamond Cut Alloy Wheel is an alloy wheel which has been put on a lathe and part or the entire painted surface is cut off to leave an amazingly shiny alloy finish. After the lathing the alloy is then lacquered to prevent any corrosion. You will be able to see if your wheel is diamond cut if there are very small lines on the face of the wheel, which are created by the lathe. Watch the video above to earn more!

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Why Choose Us?

At KAP Motor Group we stock a huge range of new and used vehicles at branches all over the South East in Folkestone and Brighton. If you’re after a garage with every capability of a large nationwide chain but with the passion and care for customers you receive from a family run business, KAP was made for you! Founded as a Panel Beaters by Dennis Furneaux over 70 years ago, it has continued to grow whilst keeping true to its key beliefs. Now being run by his son Garry their aim is still to:

“Provide a level of service that will ensure you will return again and again, bringing your friends along too."

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