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ACU-TRU Alloy Wheel Repair - The Wheel Warehouse - Used OEM Alloy Wheels, Used, Rims, Alloy Wheel Repair, Motorcycle Wheel Repair and Steel Wheels, alloy wheel repair, bent rim repair, aluminum rim, aluminum wheel, bent wheel repair, antique rim and wheel repair in Dayton, OH

ACU-TRU® Automobile Alloy Wheel Repair

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We feature industry leading wheel repair and restoration services to the general public. Aluminum alloy crack repair starting at $185.

Utilizing the ACU-TRU® System we can repair and refinish automobile, motorcycle, steel, alloy and other types of wheels to within factory original specifications. If you have questions about wheel repair and/or refinishing call our customer service line at 1-800-941-6400.

Aluminum alloy rim wheels look sharp and are available in a multitude of styles and sizes. Although an aluminum alloy rim wheel can be expensive to Replace in most cases it is very repairable. Factory Original aluminum car wheels and used car part rims as well as alloy Truck SUV wheel rim types are manufactured with an alloy made up from several grades of newly mined or in most cases recycled aluminum.

Unlike a used auto part rim manufactured from steel which can suffer from Hydrogen Embrittlement (stress cracks, air pocket inclusions) when it is heated, Most often a wheel made of aluminum alloy can be safely repaired.

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Badly damaged car and motorcycle wheels can be welded, However and Eddy Test is recommended. (an Eddy Test can detect stress cracks and weak or porous areas in an aluminum alloy wheel to help determine its reparability.

The Eddy Test checks for flaws in the aluminum by introducing a current in the material and measuring the induced magnetic field. The electrical current will "eddy" around defects and the probe will sense this. This technology originated in the aircraft industry.

Aluminum is the most recycled non-ferrous metal on our planet due to its molecular structure it can be melted, cast and re-melted indefinitely without loosing any of its structural integrity or flexibility, for this reason aluminum alloy car part wheels and Motorcycle rims can be repaired to a like new condition through the use of measured heat and applied pressure performed by an experienced wheel rim repair specialists.

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We have the cure for your leaking bead seats

Our typical bead seat repair:
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After a rim wheel has been checked and the corrosion has been removed we apply two coats of a self-etching primer followed by three coats of 100% type 316L Stainless Steel paint that will help to prevent any corrosion from reoccurring.

  • 100% Type 316L Stainless Steel Pigment
  • Ultra-Fast Drying
  • Extreme Weather Resistance
  • Resists Chemicals and Abrasion
  • Maximum Corrosion Resistance
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New Motorcycle rim wheel replacements or new car wheels purchased from a dealer can cost over $600.00 each and take several days to order in!

A quality alloy wheel repair can be performed in a matter of hours the majority of time, This greatly reduces the amount of vehicle down time due to a bent wheel or a torn chrome rim. Scraped up used tire rims are another common ailment to used tire rim wheels.

Corroded bead seats which allow a tire wheel rim to loose air are responsible for a 70% decrease in tire life as an under inflated tire will generates extreme heat at highway speeds and an over-heated tire will suffer deterioration to its inner liner resulting in loss of air or blow out.

A checked outer rim or creased barrel will also cause uneven tire wear.

Cracked wheel flanges, broke outer rims, out of round spoke rim wheels, or a scratched tire rim, and even a wheel rim with a simple bend to the curbed surface will greatly reduce gas mileage and tire life.

Aluminum alloy wheel rims can have a bend in the tire bead seat area, or flaking chrome. In practically all used car rim wheels a leaking bead seat in a aluminum automobile parts wheel and a bent used tire wheel rim can be corrected thru the aluminum alloy tire wheel rim ACU-TRU® repair process.

After a rim wheel has been repaired it receives three coats of a corrosion resistant stainless steel paint as well as a coat of protective magnesium finish to prevent the problems from reoccurring. This used aluminum or steel wheel rim repair service will cost an average of $170-$270 per wheel rim.

ACU-TRU® Aluminum alloy wheel rim repair is a great option most of the time as an aluminum automobile truck SUV or Motorcycle wheel can be straightened and trued to the factory specs for an average of $170. A Bent and warped Motorcycle rim can be restored to original condition just as easily as a Auto,truck,SUV or recreational tire wheel rim with the proper ACU-TRU® fixture.

Auto Car Vehicle Motorcycle Tire wheel Rim restoration for a damaged finish can be a low cost alternative to rim wheel replacement as the normal charge for refinishing is $170 per wheel rim. Industrial clear coat finishes are guaranteed for one year. Chrome wheels are warranted for one year with normal maintenance and can cost between $225 and $495 each.

Aluminum alloy tire rim wheel polishing is a service worth the wait as our rim wheel recon department can restore or surpass the factory original rim wheel luster to any tire wheel rim whether it is of cast forged or spun aluminum alloy.

Don't let a bend in your wheel ruin your day, ACU-TRU® rim repairs eliminate vibration and bring back the smoothness of ride to a Motorcycle rim wheel or an automobile wheel tire rim.

Having repaired thousands of pothole damaged car alloy rims and curb checked Motorcycle aluminum wheels the ACU-TRU® system has been put to the test, and passed with flying colors. The ACU-TRU® system can detect lateral run-out in a factory or custom aftermarket aluminum alloy car truck SUV or Motorcycle rim wheel to within a thousands of an inch. This exacting standard insures a smooth safe ride.

All rim wheels are double checked for structural integrity

When a aluminum alloy magnesium motorcycle car rim wheel repair is bent or damaged the performance suffers. Do you repair a motorcycle automobile wheel or replace?

Replacing your motorcycle aluminum rim wheels ­ through a dealer ­ can take several days.

A quality alloy aluminum Motorcycle automobile Car rim wheel repair can be performed in a matter of hours the majority of time, This greatly reduces the amount of Motorcycle vehicle down time due to a bent wheel or a torn chrome rim. Scraped up used tire rims are another common ailment to used tire rim wheels.

Repair v Replace

Replacing a factory car, truck, SUV or motorcycle alloy rim wheel can range from $400 to $1400 per rim. Having aluminum alloy motorcycle car rim wheels repaired can be a great option. But if an aluminum rim wheel has been damaged severely, The Wheel Warehouse will never compromise your safety: If there’s any question, We will offer a factory original motorcycle auto rim wheel replacement.

The Wheel Warehouse Inc. has one of the most respected tire rim wheel repair facilities and motorcycle rim wheel networking operations in the country to repair a cycle wheel, or bike alloy repair.

There are other companies that claim to fix aluminum wheels, However you could be jeopardizing your safety and that of your family by using someone without proper experience.

We are not a mobile aluminum alloy motorcycle wheel repair or a mobile aluminum magnesium alloy auto mobile car rim wheel repair company, we have operated our aluminum wheel repair business from our Dayton Ohio 45440 location since 1993.

ACU-TRU® aluminum wheel repair in alloy wheel repairs exceeds most shops. Our aluminum wheel repair specialists can repair most wheels that have been curbed, scrapped up, cracked or chemically damaged, providing excellence in both structural and cosmetic repairs. Aluminum rim repair and alloy rim repairs are guaranteed.

We utilize our own engineered equipment and guaranteed processes to return damaged, scraped and, in most cases, bent wheels back to their original factory specifications. Because your safety is our highest priority, we will not repair any alloy wheel that cannot be safely ridden on after repair.

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ACU-TRU® Repair Process

The aluminum steel wheel repair process is straight forward. First, we check the aluminum steel rim wheel for structural integrity and radial run out. With the proper heat, consistent hydraulic pressure and light vibrations under pressure, the alloy wheel will move ­ without cracking ­ back to its original condition.

Once identified, each aluminum automobile or motorcycle rim repair or motorcycle rim wheel repair is washed thoroughly to remove all brake dust and enable our aluminum wheel repair techs to properly evaluate the extent of damage. This is particularly important because brake dust removal is essential to determining the level of damage to a wheel. But it must be done correctly, because wheels with a polished or anodized finish can be damaged if the wrong washing compound is used.

A dial indicator is used to determine run-out on the wheel. The distance the wheel traveled up and down while spinning would be 5/1,000 of an inch both in the high and low position ­ or swing.

Lateral run-out, on the other hand, is how much the damaged motorcycle rim wheel will wobble from side to side. On some larger diameter Motorcycle wheel or Truck and SUV wheel repairs that are subjected to a hard pothole hit or curb check, the wheel will be bent and, if hit or impact is hard enough, it will bend and twist the spokes. Most lateral run-out to a car rim repair can be corrected with pressure on the back of the rim wheel.

But when the lateral run out cannot be corrected, the factory original magnesium alloy wheel is not repairable

Chrome grand am wheels or wheel repair difficult to restore. Lateral run out is the hardest type of wheel rim repair to accomplish. It also happens to be the most deceptive, because while a wheel may look like it has only minor rim damage, it can actually be fairly significant and not easily seen to the naked eye unless the car or motorcycle wheel is spinning. This is especially common on newer front-wheel-drive cars, where much of the force is cantilevered to the back.

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We value your safety above everything else and, for that reason, The Wheel Warehouse Inc considers a steel or aluminum alloy magnesium rim wheel to be irreparable if cracks appear: Near the base of your spoke, Near the lug area, On the inner lip of the wheel away from the spokes. (But if a crack is smaller in size, this type of damage is usually salvageable.)

Finally, we inspect for finish defects, searching out poor paint finish or additional scuffs and scratches.bent alloy wheel repair

Once fully inspected, all information is added to the car or motorcycle wheels work order. We will then confirms the cost of the work with the customer and remarks on other items that might be involved, such as valve stem types, tire mounting and any other details. Once approved by the customer, work begins.

If the aluminum Motorcycle rim wheel repair needs refinishing, it is first stripped using an acrylic medium similar to sand. This medium is superior to steel shot or metal oxide, which are more commonly used. Though they remove the finish more quickly and are cheaper, they also rough up the surface and tear away some of the metal. This is particularly destructive when you want to retain any original cast markings that the manufacturer has displayed.

The alloy wheel is placed in a blast cabinet with circulating plastic beads, removing the finish without removing metal. But we do not do this in every situation, because old paint is always the best primer base. We will sometimes fill in the existing finish, prep the surface and cover it with new paint.

The next step in the process is straightening the bent wheel. This removes the majority of the damage as well as any side-to-side wobble.

Once the wheel rim is true, it is time to refinish, re-machine or re-polish the wheel. We use a computer color-matching system to match the factory paint finish. If the color is not on file, our painters can match by eye, or deliver a custom finish that is white, anthracite or matched to the owner¹s specifications.

alloy wheel acutru processAll wheel finishes are guaranteed for one year. In addition we assure that the wheel repair will be free of material defect. While this warranty does not cover previous repair wheel scraping or damage to the finish due to the use of improper cleaning chemicals or customer error, it does cover discoloration, fading or peeling for no reason.

If the wheel has a machined finish, it is put on a lathe. for most factory alloy and many custom wheels. If we don¹t have it in stock, We will locate a wheel within hours.

Upon completion, each aut0, motorcycle or truck wheel is subjected to a final quality check. It is examined for run-out and the finish is checked for dirt or dust in the paint, unevenness or orange peel. If everything checks out, the fixed wheel is ready for tire mounting or delivery.

Having repaired thousands of pothole damaged car alloy rims and curb checked Motorcycle aluminum repair wheels the ACU-TRU® system has been put to the test, and passed with flying colors. The ACU-TRU® system can detect lateral run-out in a factory or custom aftermarket aluminum alloy car truck SUV or Motorcycle rim wheel to within a thousands of an inch. This exacting standard for wheel repair insures a smooth safe ride. We will fix or repair each wheel properly.

Mounting Your Repaired Wheels

Upon request, we can mount your repaired aluminum wheels. This is important because we can mount low profile tires without damaging the wheel. Some wheels are harder to install than others and it is not uncommon for wheel mounting facilities to damage a wheel during tire installation. There have been many times when we have sent out a wheel that looks great, but was re-damaged by an inexperienced tire tech.

The Wheel Warehouse Inc. can replace wheels from our stock of more than 10,000 Rims & Wheels. With our available capabilities, We can also customize a set of wheels, or repair rare or out of production wheels. Polishing and chroming are two popular options, and we can provide just about any shade or color of painted finish.

The Wheel Warehouse Inc. and ACU-TRU® have developed this intensive repair through more than 20 years in the business. We are meticulous in providing alloy wheel repair that meets or exceeds all applicable safety standards – and you can rely on that.

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Wheel and Rim Polishing

Aluminum Alloy Wheel Polishing, Aluminum Wheel Polishing, and Aluminum Rim Polishing, of a factory original motor-cycle, automobile aluminum wheel or a custom alloy aftermarket rim is a great way to stylize any Car, Truck or SUV.

The process for remanufacturing a polished aluminum wheel rim is quite involved. First a wheel is thoroughly cleaned to remove any tar, dirt, or foreign matter with a 10 minute bath in our wheel steamer. Next each polished wheel is checked for safety to insure it meets the ACU-TRU® standards. The wheel is now ready for a light machining to remove corrosion then it's on to the bench for some power buffing followed by our color buff to bring out the aluminum's natural beauty.

After the wheel is color buffed it can either be pretreated and clear coated or a surface polymer can be applied depending on the customers individual requirements.

Aluminum and alloy wheel polishing can be a great alternative to chrome plating a rim or wheel, and it will last twice as long in most cases.

By polishing an alloy rim we are able to remove any and all corrosion. You can save hundreds of dollars over the cost of a polished alloy wheel replacement replacement.

Alloy wheel polishing is a safe affective way to renew the appearance of a polished aluminum wheel.

All polished aluminum repairs are guaranteed for one years.

Polished aluminum rims can be finished with or without clear coat.

Pricing varies: Basic polishing starts at $195.00 and can cost up $470.00 per wheel depending on the stage of gloss or shine, feel free to call in and discuss your individual needs.

Motorcycle Rim Repair

wheel repair processHonda, Yamaha, Suzuki, BWW, Kawasaki, and many other Motor cycle wheel manufactures can benefit from our reconditioned alloy wheels. A refurbished aluminum wheel is as good in most cases as a factory restored alloy rim or wheel.

Safe and effective aluminum Motorcycle wheel straightening and repair can be performed thru our ACU-TRU® reconditioned wheel system which combines heat and pressure in an exacting balance for a safe rim restoration.

Our ACU-TRU® aluminum wheel remanufacturing will save you money and get you back on the track in record time. Reconditioned aluminum Motorcycle rims look and perform as well as they did before they were a damaged aluminum Motorcycle wheel

Motorcycle wheel repair or aluminum wheel restoration, has become a great alternative to Motorcycle rim replacement ever since there have been aluminum Motorcycle wheels or Motorcycle rims made from aluminum alloy.

We can recondition Bent, torn, dented, scrapped, gouged, road rashed, and curbed Harley Davidson Motorcycle wheels and more. Rim and wheel reconditioning is possible thru our Truing system which includes six check points for safety thus ensuring a smooth ride.

With one day turn a round for most alloy Motorcycle rim and wheel repairs we have become the industry leader with thousands of cycle repair alloy wheels to our credit.

If you choose to have your Motorcycle wheel put thru our recon process of Truing or bent repair the simplest way is to UPS us the damaged Motorcycle wheel part for Restoration. You can choose to have your cycle rim trued or completely restored including finish.

Remanufactured aluminum Motorcycle wheels are guaranteed to be Tru and Straight for performance.

ACU-TRU® Standards

Strict motorcycle wheel remanufacture standards are adhered to throughout the Motorcycle Rim Repair and Motorcycle wheel repair Truing and Wheel Remanufacturing process. Motorcycle wheel refinishing and Motorcycle wheel polishing can restore the factory look to any Motorcycle wheel repair

Styled aluminum alloy rim wheels look great, however they can be costly to Maintain if not done properly. Factory aluminum car wheels, truck SUV wheel rims, and motorcycle rim wheel replacements from a dealer can cost over $850.00 ea. and take several days to order in!

Aluminum alloy wheel rim can loose air due to corrosion, from a bend in the tire bead seat area, or flaking chrome. In practically all rim wheels a leaking bead seat in a aluminum wheel and a bent tire wheel rim can be corrected thru the aluminum alloy tire wheel rim ACU-TRU® repair process.

After a rim wheel has been repaired it receives a coat of an industrial epoxy based primer then a coat of protective magnesium finish to prevent the problems from reoccurring. This aluminum or steel wheel rim repair service will cost an average of $195.00 per wheel rim.

ACU-TRU® Aluminum alloy wheel rim repair is a great option most of the time as an aluminum automobile truck SUV or Motorcycle wheel can be trued to the factory specs for an average of $185. A Bent and warped Motorcycle rim can be restored to original condition just as easily as a Auto, truck, SUV or recreational tire wheel rim with the proper ACU-TRU® fixture. Auto Car Vehicle Motorcycle Tire wheel Rim restoration for a damaged finish can be a low cost alternative to rim wheel replacement as the normal charge for refinishing is $170 per wheel rim. Industrial clear coat finishes are guaranteed for one year. Chrome rim wheel finish is guaranteed for one year and costs an average of $490 per rim for a new chrome dip.

Aluminum alloy tire rim car wheel polishing is a service worth the wait as our auto rim wheel recon department can restore or surpass the factory original rim wheel luster to any tire wheel rim whether it is of cast forged or spun aluminum alloy.

Don't let a bend in your wheel ruin your day, ACU-TRU® rim repairs eliminate vibration and bring back the smoothness of ride to a Motorcycle rim wheel or an automobile wheel tire rim.

Having repaired thousands of pothole damaged car alloy rims and curb checked Motorcycle aluminum wheels the ACU-TRU® system has been put to the test, and passed with flying colors. The ACU-TRU® system can detect lateral run-out in a factory or custom aftermarket aluminum alloy car truck SUV or Motorcycle rim wheel to within a thousands of an inch. This exacting standard insures a smooth safe ride.

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ACU-TRU® The Nations First Standardized Motorcycle Wheel Repair Rim and Wheel Quality Control System

ACU-TRU® Magnesium aluminum alloy Motorcycle wheel rim reconditioning and restoration repair can restore the look and performance to most Motorcycle, Auto, and Car wheel rims to a pre accident condition.

Motorcycle rim wheel straightening and Truing service can correct lateral run-out to within .05 (thousandths) and horizontal run-out to within .010 run-out for a smooth vibration-free experience.

Safe and reliable motorcycle wheel remanufacturing guidelines are adhered to throughout the Motorcycle Rim and Wheel repair process.

  • Lateral Run out is corrected to within .005 for a smooth and safe ride.
  • New Wheels, Used Rims, and Remanufactured Aluminum, Alloy, Steel, and Chrome Rims all pass through the same Quality Checks.
  • ACU-TRU® Wheels are used by Brigdestone Firestone of North America due to their exactness, consistency, and reliability.
  • The tests performed on tires require a consistent baseline or a trouble free wheel. This enables the tire company to address quality of ride issues in the development of their tire lines.

ACU-TRU® Wheels are checked and graded in these six specific areas of importance.

  1. Vibration
  2. Lug Port Distortion
  3. Structural Integrity
  4. Bead Seat Corrosion
  5. Lateral Run Out
  6. High Speed Balance

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