Quality ALLOY Wheel Repair and Refurbishment
Quality ALLOY Wheel
Repair and Refurbishment
Ian Jemison Engineering (IJE) is a family – run engineering business located in Bishopthorpe on the outskirts of York. We specialise in the repair and refinishing of aluminium and magnesium wheels.
Established in 1977, IJE have a wealth of expertise and experience in all aspects of engineering, wheel repair and motorsport. We are passionate about the services we provide and take a very personal approach to our process, catering for all types of customers from local to national and global.
What We Do
At Ian Jemison Engineering, we offer a completely flexible service. Customers are welcome to come and leave their vehicle with us and leave the rest to us or just simply bring their wheels.
The majority of repairs we undertake are the result of pothole and speed hump damage and under inflation of the tyre due to corrosion.
The equipment used to repair your wheels was designed and manufactured by ourselves to enable us to precisely repair dents and buckles. Wheels are carefully inspected and care is then taken to repair any cracks and other damage which at time may require welding.
We normally have a 1 hour turnaround time for wheel repairs and 1 day turnaround for wheel refurbishment.
Bead blasting using a fine aluminium oxide media to lightly key the surface. After the tyre is removed the wheel is chemically stripped and then bead blasted using a fine aluminium oxide media to remove corrosion and prepare the surface for refurbishing.
After straightening, any cracks are Tig welded and the weld is left proud to give added strength to the repair.
The wheels are finished with a high-quality clear satin or matte lacquer before being cured for a final time. After the process, the tyres are refitted to the wheel and balanced, before refitting to your vehicle.
At IJE no job is too large or too small. We are able to repair just about any type of alloy wheel damage from light scuffs/scratches to more major damage such as straightening and welding cracks following heavier curb damage.
In addition to our repair and refurbishing services, we can also offer a complete wheel modification service. With our in wealth of knowledge and expertise in our industry we can alter the PCD of 4 or 5 stud wheels, modify and fit nut inserts and alter offsets and spigot diameters. At IJE we don’t just simply refurbish wheels we provide complete wheel solutions.
All our work is carried out and completed to industry leading standards. Our wheel straightening equipment has evolved over the last 40 years and we can repair wheels up to 24" in diameter and 15" wide.
Style - At IJE customers can choose from a wide range of colours and finishes. With our professional and friendly approach we advise on best options based on wheel design and condition.
Preparation – Prior to refurbishing, we check that all the wheels are straight. Any heavy kerb damage is repaired by welding. We don't ever use body filler to repair wheels. Should any extra work be required we will endeavour to contact the customer first.
Durability - Powder coating is the most durable finish for your wheels and will better protect them. They will look fantastic when complete and our quality finish will last for many years to come, with no flaking or peeling.
Dear Ian and staff – I just wanted to say thanks for a really excellent job on my MR2 Roadster wheels, it makes a huge difference. I no longer have to park it out of sight!
At IJE we pride ourselves on the quality of the services that we provide.
Every customer receives a personal consultation with Ian or Ben where wheels are assessed, solutions are discussed and a costing given prior to commencement of repairs.
Wheels for refurbishment have the tyres removed and then chemically stripped to remove existing paint and coatings.
We then check the wheels are straight before bead blasting with fine aluminium oxide.
Any repairs are carried out as required. Serious kerb damage is tig welded and the wheel reshaped. We don't ever use any chemical metal filler in our repairs.
The wheels are preheated to de-gas them before a powder primer is applied once this has been cured either a powder coat colour or wet paint is applied as required.
Once this has cured a gloss or satin powdered lacquer is applied and cured.