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Alloy Wheel Refurbishment

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alloy prepped

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alloy being sprayed

View Quentin's
finished alloy

"Lap-Tab are the best alloy wheel refinishers I've ever found. They did my Mercedes alloys in the same day - a top job and they couldn't have been nicer. Can't recommend them highly enough"

Quentin Willson TV presenter and motoring journalist

Lap-Tab Limited has been in business since 1955 and has built an enviable reputation for our service, quality and fast turnaround times. We currently deal with 75% of the trade around the Midlands for alloy wheel refurbishment.

So if you're in the other 25% you're losing time and money by not using Lap-Tab Limited.

If you don't believe the facts just ask around - our reputation is excellent!

All wheels pre-booked with us for 7.45am delivery (tyres off) can be processed and collected the same day (Monday - Friday). Saturday by appointment.

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Wheel Finishes

Please take a look at examples of some of the available finishes we are able to produce:

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Standard Finishes (Silver / Charcoal / White / Black / Gold Colours)

Standard Silver
Charcoal / Anthracite
Gloss White

Matt Black
Gloss Black
Gold 1
Matt Black
Gloss Black
Gold 1

Gold 2
Standard Silver
Charcoal / Anthracite

  Special Finishes

Hi-Power Silver
Black Chrome
Flash Chrome

Black Chrome
Flash Chrome
Smoked Chrome

Bespoke Finishes

Black Chrome
Polished Edge
Standard Silver
Polished Flat Lip
Mercedes Silver

BMW Mini
Flash Chrome
Magnesium Alloy
Bright Silver
Colour Coded

 Hot Pink
Racing Purple
Kawasaki Green

Polished M3
Polished/Coated Split
Mercedes Coated
Centre Machined Edge

Lexus Alloy
997 RS Turbo
Ferrari Alloy

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Procedure

All wheels are chemically stripped to remove any previous coatings and are then shot-blasted by hand to obtain a bare metal surface in preparation for coating.

The wheels are then slightly dressed and filled to deal with any kerb damage to the rim edges. (We do not deal with repairs to buckled or badly dented wheels as these are safety related structural repairs and wheels should be written off and replaced).

The wheel is then heated to remove any air from the alloy and powder coat silver finish is applied and then cured for 10 minutes. Next a clear lacquer coat is applied over the silver in the same manner, thus enhancing and protecting the alloy wheel. Other finishes and colours are available on request.

Lap-tab Limited do not recommend the use of jet washes using acidic cleaning solutions or any proprietary alloy wheel cleaners as these are specifically designed for polished and unlacquered wheels and contain acid based cleaners that will attack and in time break down lacquer coatings.

A mild detergent such as Fairy liquid and hot water used once a week will suffice!

If any of the above is of specific interest to you or your business please do not hesitate to call us. Wheels with tyres will incur a strip / refit / balance charge as follows:

  • 10in - 15in: £10 each + VAT
  • 16in - 18in: £15 each + VAT
  • 19in - 22in: £20 each + VAT
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Before and After

See the difference our alloy wheel refurbishment process makes:

Before refurbishment
During refurbishment
After refurbishment
Alloy wheel being refurbished

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Press Articles and Testimonials

    As featured in The Sunday Times

As featured in Max Power

Some views on our alloy wheel refurbishment services:

The leading Independent Lexus Specialists in the UK.

I am happy to say that the use of your services in refurbishing alloy wheels to a very high standard has been instrumental in the professional presentation of our older cars looking as new.

We have also been impressed with your 'turnaround' time which is of great importance in order for us to have the cars available for sale at the earliest possible opportunity.

John B. Hayfield

Your methods of powder coating the alloy wheel not only transforms the car's appearance but I have every confidence in the alloys retaining, in my opinion their 'better than new' look. This has been confirmed to me when I have taken cars back in part-exchange at a much later date and the wheels still look perfect.

Colin Henshall

Lord Dennis Eyre
The alloys on my Noble car were refurbished beyond belief - a truly awesome job, better than the factory finish. We have been amazed at the quality turnaround times and exceptional value for money - a truly professional company, we can highly recommend them.

Peter Briggs-Fish, Sales Controller, Renault Dealer

Lap-tab provide an excellent service to the highest standard with a quick turnaround and all at an extremely competitive rate.

We powder coat Team Eurotech's alloy wheels and components

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There are two types of quotation available - an Automated Quote or a Manual Quote. Automated Quotes are available for STANDARD finishes and SPECIAL finishes only  (see wheel finishes, above for examples).

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