Accuride Wheels President Scott Hazlett said, “Accuride launched ProFinish in response to the concerns fleet and aftermarket customers had with the coating quality and durability of their refinished wheels. ProFinish gives them the advanced corrosion protection of Steel Armor coating on their refinished steel wheels. Our ProFinish refinished wheels will stand up to the toughest road environments in North America and deliver a level of quality and performance other wheel refinishers simply can’t match.”
The wheel coating process is critical to ensuring the correct paint thickness on the mounting surfaces of wheels. There is a well-defined correlation between wheel nut torque loss and excessive paint thickness. The ProFinish process achieves consistent coating thickness under the 3.5 mils required by OEM standards. Accuride’s new wheel refinishing service operates at the Company’s Henderson, Kentucky, steel wheel production facility using the same coating line that applies the Steel Armor powder coating to its original-equipment wheels.
Exacting ProFinish Refinishing ProcessThe ProFinish refinishing process begins with a quality inspection to exempt wheels containing cracks and other flaws that compromise structural integrity. Next, the wheels undergo a shot-media blast that removes 100 percent of the paint, regardless of coating type. The clean wheels then undergo
Accuride’s proprietary three-phase Steel Armor coating process:
Eligibility and OrderingMost wheels of the following sizes are eligible for ProFinish refinishing: 19.5 x 7.50, 22.5 x 7.50, 22.5 x 8.25, 22.5 x 9.00 and 24.5 x 8.25. Customers should contact their Accuride sales representative for program and ordering process details.
ProFinish WarrantyAccuride Wheel End Solutions warrants ProFinish™ steel wheels to be free of rust damage for twelve (12) months from the date of refinishing indicated on the wheel. Review the complete warranty to understand the coverage and ensure you qualify for ProFinish warranty eligibility.
About Accuride CorporationWith headquarters in Evansville, Ind., USA, Accuride Corporation is a leading supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries. The company’s products include commercial vehicle wheels and wheel end components and assemblies. The company’s products are marketed under its brand names, which include Accuride®, Accuride Wheel End Solutions™, Gunite®, KIC® and Gianetti Ruote™. Accuride is a portfolio company of Crestview Partners.
Timothy G. Weir, APR
Director of Public Affairs, Communications and Marketing
Phone: (812) 962-5128
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