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Specialty Wheel Service

Specialty Wheel Service in Glendale Heights, IL
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Return prestige to any commercial vehicle with wheels that shine. Our specialty wheel services restore aluminum and steel wheels to like-new appearance. If your wheels are so worn you're considering expensive replacements, then talk with a member of our staff first about the possibility of a refinishing service. Our technicians perform all of the following:

  • Wheel Polishing
  • Wheel Refinishing
  • Wheel Powder Coating

Schedule your service online or contact us today with any inquiries.

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Areas Served: Glendale Heights, IL, Aurora, IL, Lake In The Hills, IL, Minooka, IL, Melrose Park, IL, Chicago, IL, Park City, IL, and surrounding areas

Commercial Wheel Polish in Glendale Heights, IL

What is Rim Polishing?

Aluminum truck rims come with a mirror finish when they are new. Over time they become oxidized, pitted and scratched (a dull grey color). To restore their original finish they must be polished.

Why do truck owners want to keep their rims polished?

  • Safety: oxidized rims camouflage cracks, polished rims show dangerous defects.
  • Pride: a well polished truck communicates the pride of its owner / operator.
  • Resale: a well polished truck demands a higher price on the resale market.

Are both sides of a rim polished?

Rarely. Steer position rims are polished on the convex side of the rim. Drive position rims are polished on the concave or bowl side of the rim. Truck manufacturers usually supply machined finish rims (no polishing) for inside dual position wheels.

Of the 10 wheels on a truck, it is common that only one side of six wheels will be polished.

Is aluminum rim polishing difficult?

It can be. Aluminum will not shine to a mirror finish until all surface imperfections have been sanded out and the aluminum has been polished with media of successively finer grit.

Achieving an ideal polish requires a thoughtful combination of surface preparation, polishing media, buff material, buff speed, pressure and heat. Polishing truck wheels by hand is a dirty, tedious process that can take 2 to 4 hours per rim.

Does polishing a rim damage it?

No. The thin layer of material removed from a rim during polishing will not affect the strength or performance of an aluminum rim. The heat generated by the polishing process is below the allowable operating temperature of an aluminum rim.

How often should vehicle operators get their rims polished?

Tire change intervals are the best time to get rims polish. Polishing at tire change intervals assures the old rims can be properly inspected before new tires go on. The overall effect of new rubber on polished rims is also very appealing.

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Rim & Wheel Powder Coating

Commercial Tire Service provides its customers with a wheel and rim powder coating process that delivers a durable finish. Powder coating provides a finish which is superior to most other organic coatings and looks great with little or no maintenance. It resists cracking, peeling, fading or marring. This process is very durable as well as an economical way to improve the image and appearance for your fleet. Preventing rust and adding life to wheels and rims is one way that Commercial Tire Service can make your dollars stretch. The results are simply amazing!

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