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Retread Service

Boulevard Tire Center is one of the largest Bridgestone-Bandag Commercial Tire Retreaders in North America with 5 retread plants. Experience, integrity and volume equals' unsurpassed quality and great prices.

Talk to us today about our Commercial Tire Retreading services. For more information on retreading or how Boulevard Tire Center can service you, please email us at info@boulevardtire.com or call us at our home office 1-386-734-6447.

The Bridgestone-Bandag Process

STEP 1

Initial Inspection - A 396 Spreader

A visual, hands-on inspection from bead to bead, inside and out, is done to find and mark all visible defects.

STEP 2

Initial Inspection - B NDT IIB

An electronic inspection designed to find all “through the-tire” penetra-tions in the crown and sidewall areas.

STEP 3

Initial Inspection - C 7400 Shearography

An inspection to determine the conditions within the casing. The casing is subjected to a vacuum while lasers measure surface anomalies (ie: expanding pockets of air). An animated visual of the anomalies aids in determining the casing’s condition. At the end of the initial inspection, information like casing condition, casing age and fleet specifications are considered to determine if the tire can be retreaded.

STEP 4

Buffing 8400 buffer

The casing is inflated to operational pressure. The process removes the worn tread surface, trues up the roundness and prepares the surface for a new tread.

STEP 5

Repair

Removing all injuries identified during Initial Inspection and replacing the material with structurally sound materials that will return the casing to a useful life.

STEP 6

Applying Cushion 6400 Extruder

In a one-step process, an uncured bonding layer is extruded onto the prepared casing surface, all skives are filled, and the shoulders are stripped. The casing is now ready for its new tread.

STEP 7

Building 5400 OSM Builder

Automatically applies a new tread so it is straight, centered on the casing, and the end splices match.

STEP 8

Enveloping 1210 Enveloper

Encases the uncured, built tire in an elastic envelope in preparation for curing.

STEP 9

Curing 4150 Chamber

An autoclave-type device that applies heat and pressure, and over time, causes the bonding layer in the built tire to cure; permanently adhering the new tread to the prepared casing.

Wheel Refinishing

In addition to the aesthetic value of wheel refinishing, there are several other factors to consider when asking yourself if this service is right for your fleet. First is safety. During the refurbishing process we uncover cracks in the wheel face plate that cannot be easily seen with old paint build-up. Next, we check for corrosion at the bead seat area of the wheel, which can have a negative impact on extended casing life due to bead damage.

The Powder Coat – Wheel Refinishing Process

The process begins with a visual inspection of the wheel to ensure that the bolt holes are not distorted from wear and that there are no cracks or bends that would render the wheel unserviceable. Next, we use fragmented steel shot to blast away the corrosion and old finish from the wheel, again we inspect for cracks that may not have been visible prior to shot blasting. We then use a magnetic process to apply powder to the bare metal surface. Then the wheel is placed in an infrared oven and baked to a super high gloss finish. The end result is a refurbished wheel with the same qualities as new at a fraction of the price.

Mounted Wheel Programs

This service is provided for the fleet that wants to focus on their core business and outsource all or part of their tire-related ser-vices. In many cases, this program can greatly reduce the expenses associated with the second highest operating expense a fleet face

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