Frequently asked questions
How do you repair my wheel?
Using specialised equipment on our alloy wheel repair vans, we:
1. Sand and or machine the damaged areas
2. Prep the wheel for painting
3. Paint the wheel then paint over with clear coat
This brings the wheel back to its original colour and condition.
For wheels with a machined or polished finish, we re-polish it and apply paint if and where necessary and paint over with a clear coat to preserve the polished finish. Click here for more information.
Can you repair my machined faced wheel in a mobile repair?
Yes. The Wheelman developed the Machined Face mobile repair in 2007. This process provides a high quality finish where it is extremely difficult to see any blemishes or differences to your new looking wheel. The process has since been copied across the USA, UK and Australia, but there is nothing quite like the original Wheelman repair.
How much will it cost?
Usually your alloy wheel repair will cost $140 to $200. The exact cost depends on the amount of damage and the type of wheel. You can use the quote form or text a photo to 0490 040 409 for a free quote. Click here for more information
How long does it take?
It generally takes 60 to 90 minutes to repair and repaint your wheel. You can usually drive your car straight away but we ask not to touch or wash the wheel for 48 hours to allow the paint to become touch dry. If it’s raining you might notice water beading up on your wheel – please leave this to air dry as the wheel will take up to 7 days to fully cure.
What types of wheels do you repair?
We repair and refurbish almost all alloy and mag wheels, including painted, machine-faced, chrome and polished wheels.
We repair wheels from all makes of cars, including Mercedes Benz, BMW, Jeep, HSV, Audi, Porsche, Holden, Ford, Nissan, Volkswagen, Land Rover, Toyota, Citroen, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Mini, Skoda, and more.
Do you repaint the whole wheel?
We usually only repaint the damaged area using colour-match technology, and leave the majority of the wheel in original condition.
Are you likely to get paint on my car?
No, we don’t get paint on your car because we don’t use a normal spray gun with a high-volume spray. Instead we use an airbrush to re-paint the damaged area, which has a very focused, low-volume airflow that vaporises within 15mm from the tip of the gun, so that we don’t get overspray on your car.
Is the paint baked on?
No, the paint is air cured. This means the paint will take approximately 1 to 2 days to touch dry and up to 7days to fully dry and cure, but it will be air dry within an hour.
I can see some white on my wheels – can you get rid of that?
Yes. The white you can see is the undercoat from the original painting process – we will repaint this along with all damaged areas.
How do you get rid of scratches on alloy wheels?
We machine and sand the scratches back to a smooth finish and then re-paint the wheel.
What about the shine on the wheel, can you match that?
Yes, shine is clear coat – we paint clear coat on the wheel to match the original colour and shine.
How do you match the colour of my wheel?
We have a number of proprietary paints that we use to match the silver colour on every type of wheel.
Do you re-weld the wheel?
Not as a mobile service, but our workshop in Sydney can repair welds and buckles for alloy wheels.
What areas do you service?
Our workshops are located in Sydney, and our mobile repair service covers Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra and surrounding regions. We also service rural locations such as the Central Coast in NSW, Wollongong, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Shepparton (Travel fees may apply to some locations).
How do I book in for a wheel repair?
Send us a photo via the quote form or on 0490 040 409. Or you can simply call 1300 933 299. We’ll give you a quote, answer any questions you might have and then you can book in an appointment. Click here for more information
What facilities will I need for a mobile wheel repair?
We’ll need to be able to work on a concrete driveway and have access to a power point.