East Coast Coatings takes pride in leaving each set of alloys in perfect condition. Customers travel from Belfast, Ballymena, Ballyclare, Larne and Carrickfergus for our services. Alloy refurbishment is a cheaper alternative to purchasing a brand-new set of alloys. However, if your alloys become too damaged and the signs are overlooked then refurbishment is not a viable option. This is why at East Coast Coatings we want our customers from areas such as Belfast, Carrickfergus, Ballyclare and Ballymena, to be aware of the signs their alloys need refurbished.
Here are the services we offer from our garage here in Larne:
-Fastest turnaround time possible
-Keen trade rates available
-Best powder and OEM paint available
-Friendly and professional service
Wondering what to expect when you arrive at our garage in Larne? Here is a brief overview of what to expect:
1. DROP OFF
After being welcomed with a smile by one of our experienced mechanics your wheels are removed from your car and tyres are marked to ensure the correct tyres go back correctly. The wheels are then removed from tyres using our tyre machine. This is then followed by the wheels being placed in a chemical strip tank to remove the paint.
2. WHEEL WASHING (Needed for those country roads outside Ballymena)
Wheels are power washed and then placed in a hot parts washer to remove any chemicals that may still be on the surface. The wheels are checked for any cracks or buckles and repaired if required.
3. KERB DAMAGE REMOVAL
We inspect and repair any damage using various machinery. Any deep damage is welded and then reshaped back to the original form.
4. SHOT BLASTING
The wheels are placed in our automated shot blaster. This helps remove corrosion and any contaminants as well as leaving the surface perfectly uniformed. Wheels are hosed down then placed into a hot parts washer to remove any remaining contamination.
Wheels are placed into an oven to de-gas at 220 degrees for 20min. This is to remove all moisture /contamination before painting which can affect the finish quality.
6. PAINTING (PRIMER)
A coat of powder primer is applied using a state of the art powder coating gun. This ensures a robust and ultra-smooth basecoat surface. Once applied the wheels are then put back into the oven to cure for 20min. This forms a strong resilient coating that only a powder coating process can achieve. The next stage is to apply the colour to the wheel. We offer a wide range of colours and the same OEM paint as the wheel manufacturers all over the world.
7. PAINTING (CLEAR COAT)
A final coat of powder acrylic lacquer is applied to the entire wheel. We use the best lacquer in the business to ensure your wheels have the best possible protection. This also leaves a high quality finish which makes the cleaning/maintenance of the wheels a lot easier. Wheels are then put into the oven for a final cure.
8. QUALITY INSPECTION
Once the wheels have cooled down they are then quality checked for any possible defects. Wheels are then placed onto our tyre machine to refit the tyres onto them. Tyres are then inflated to the correct pressure and balanced on our balancing machine. The completed wheels are now ready for collection or will be refitted to the vehicle.
At East Coast Coatings we love providing our customers with the best quality alloy refurbishments. From our base in Larne, we help our customers with any tyre and alloy services they need. Customers from all over Northern Ireland visit our garage in Larne. We have customers from: