Agrigear provides a wheel reconditioning service where a customer can have a set of wheels cleaned and re-painted to look as good as new. With a typical reconditioning job, the wheel is completely cleaned down to the bare metal by shot-blasting.
Any damage is repaired and then given a powder-coated primer and finish coat. It is very important to have rims refurbished before serious rust and pitting sets in. Reconditioning of chipped or rusted wheels makes a huge difference to the look and value of any tractor or machine.
The Reconditioning Process: shot-blast / powder-coat / re-spray
A typical wheel rim taken into Agrigear for refurbishment may have badly flaking paint, rust and perhaps even missing wheel rim bolts. The wheel rims are firstly inspected for cracks or damage and the extent of the rust is established. If all is ok then the rims are loaded into the shot-blaster to remove what’s left of the existing paint and the offending rust.
If the rims are cracked, badly pitted or even rusted through, then they are usually destined to the scrap heap. Cracked rims are already fatigued; they can be welded but will only break out again beside the welds. At Agrigear we would always recommend replacing the rim at this point. Once the shot-blasting process is complete, the rims are again inspected for cracks, pitting or damage that may not have been visible beforehand.
If ok, the rims then get a coating of a zinc-based primer; this provides the newly bare metal with renewed corrosion protection. The painting process of both primer and finished coat is applied as a powder-coat.
The powder painting process provides a very tough and long-lasting finish and a large range of colours is available to choose from. Once powder coat paint has been applied, the rim is then cured in a curing oven.
To have a set of wheels restored to their former glory, contact Agrigear for advice or a quotation. Call us on +353 429 666 444 or email email@example.com.