What is wheel remanufacturing?

Our wheel remanufacturing process involves stripping the wheel of its former finish, welding (if required), and safely cutting the surface with a CNC lathe.

Once the wheel is cleaned, powder primed, painted, and powder clear-coated, it is oven-baked. 

Watch a video showing services performed at one of our remanufacturing centers.  


Our wheel welding service is for wheels that have small cracks on the wheel lip or the back barrel within the safety bead limit. Wheels are carefully inspected prior to welding and must meet our "safe to repair" criteria. If it passes our safety criteria, a certified wheel technician will first arrest the crack and then weld it so that the mended area is actually stronger.

CNC Machining

Precision computerized machine tools enable AWRS to safely trim the repaired surfaces of a rim without affecting the strength. Such machining is done to smooth out welded areas and to enhance the original finish of the wheel. All wheels requiring machining are inspected and must meet our "safety to repair" criteria.

Powder Coating

Powder coating is a finishing process that offers a far more superior finish than alternative finishes like paint. Powder coat offers greater durability, impact resistance, and improved wear characteristics in comparison to other finishing options. In addition to the improved durability, powder coating is offered in a great variety of finishes including basic gloss, semi-gloss, and flat finishes. There are thousands of colors available to choose from and if a specific color is needed then custom color matches can be made to match.

Vibratory Wheel Polishing

Give dull wheels a bright polished finish. Our on-site vibratory polishes can give your wheels a bright mirrored finish without using the environmentally harmful chrome process finish. *May only be offered in select locations. 


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