Family Run Business
Trading for over 30 years and now a family run business for more than 15 years, located in Portadown, Co. Armagh, we pride ourselves with good customer relations, workmanship and knowledge of our trade.
After some time, ie 3+ years, through no fault of our own, alloys can experience corrosion. This can be caused by numerous reasons including stone chips, hard frosty winters, salt on our roads and acid based cleaning products. Corrosion can start eating into and pitting alloy wheels if not addressed early enough.
Shot blasting, provided here at A27 is the number one cure for corroded alloys. We shot blast off all of the corroded paint and original undercoat stripping down to the bare aluminium, which is then free from any previous substance or paint products. We then apply a high build undercoat which fills any pitted areas on the alloy, lightly sand to leave a smooth finish before applying the topcoat then oven bake to leave our finish 100% cured and ready for the road once again.
Kerb Damaged Alloys
We all get distracted on the road occasionally, or something may cause us to swerve and mount the roadside kerb. Kerb damaged alloys can be easily repaired by sanding paint surface scratches or aluminium welding for those more deep scuffs. We then remove the excess weld to reshape the alloy lip edge , bead or shot blast if required and sand for paint preparation. The alloy then enters an oven baked spray booth for prime, topcoat and 100% cured to leave your alloys looking original and fresh, back to manufacture specification.
Diamond Cut Alloys
Diamond cut alloys are proving more and more popular in the modern day automotive industry.
Specialized engineering equipment is needed and available at A27 Engineering for Diamond cut alloy refinishing. Call us today for more information.
Hairline cracks on the inside of an alloy are a very common problem, especially with low profile and run flat tyres. Being hard to detect visually, a crack can also be caused by potholes and objects on the road and can cause tyre deflation which can ultimately destroy a tyre however old or new.
Using the latest in welding technology we can aluminium weld the crack, de-stress and straighten the alloy, tyre refit and balance and quality check for pin hole leaks.
Here at A27 we make customer safety our main priority. You can be assured that every job we undertake will go through a quality and safety check before leaving our premises to make sure any aluminium wheel or tyre that we carry out work on is legal and safe for road use.
Aluminium is a soft material which means an alloy rim no matter how big or small can be easily buckled or cracked, normally caused by unavoidable potholes or sharp and hard objects lying on the road.
Buckled alloys can cause tyre deflation, steering vibration, uneven tyre wear and suspension problems.
At A27 we have a wheel press to straighten any alloy wheel from 13-22 inch with the facilities to refit the tyre and balance using the most up to date technology on the market today.