Do I have to take my wheels off to be polished?
Not for our mobile service. On the other hand, if your rims need to be refinished, we need you to take the rims off the truck and remove the tires from them.
How does the mobile machine deal with the valve stems?
The polishing heads have soft foam on them where the valve stems are so that the polishing heads will glide right over them.
Does the mobile machine polish around the lug nuts?
No, however, we offer chrome hi-hats/hub covers that add a nice finishing touch.
How much room do you need for your mobile service?
Our box truck is 8'x30' with a lift gate. We are fully self-contained with water and generators. We can work in space or two trucks. Our goal is to provide service with zero impact on your daily business.
What payments do you accept?
We accept Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card. We welcome billed accounts after a credit check.
Will you move our vehicles?
Due to insurance limitations, we require a representative from your company to move the vehicles.
How often should my aluminum rims be polished?
We recommend every six months.
How does your mobile service differ from other machine polishers?
We are mobile and don't have to remove the truck's wheels or break the bead on your tires.
What if my rims have a coating?
As the coating shows signs of wear, we can completely remove it with our refinishing/polishing service. This will leave an aluminum surface that will need to be maintained.
What if my rims are badly pitted?
We can refinish these rims with our refinishing service. We do not aggressively sand excess pitted rims, since this could compromise the structural integrity of the rim. We can still refinish them, and the now shiny pits will only be noticeable when you are next to the rim.
How do I know if my rims are worn out?
Although there is no expiration date on rims as there is on tires, they do experience wear. When rims are delivered to our shop, we inspect them for bead wear (we have bead gauges from ALCOA), curb rash, and cracks. Some cracks are not visible until we begin the process, but if any defects are found, we stop on will not polish that rim.
Our trucks have a lot of construction material on them; asphalt/fly ash, etc.
We can remove excessive asphalt. However, hourly charges apply. Any other materials such as concrete and fly ash must be removed to bare aluminum before our arrival.
Do we have to remove parts of the truck to be polished?
Fuel tanks, air tanks, boxes, and headlights always receive a better-uniformed polish when they are off a truck and brought to our shop.