Everything You Need to Know About Diamond Cut Alloys

Styling most modern cars, a diamond cut alloy wheel is an alloy wheel has become part of the car fashion.

What is a diamond cut alloy wheel?

A diamond cut alloy wheel is one that has been put on a lathe and part of or the entire painted surface of the wheel is machined off to leave a shiny alloy finish. When the alloy wheel is manufactured, a small part of the alloy wheel is machined off to create a shiny alloy finish. It is then lacquered to prevent corrosion of the wheel.

Telling if a wheel has been diamond cut is quite simple, however, it is a lot harder to notice if your alloy wheel is old or has suffered some corrosion. You can tell this by looking closely at the wheel and seeing fine little cut lines from the cutting machine.

Can I have my wheels recut and refurbished more than once?

Generally speaking, you can repair or recut your alloy wheels 1 to 2 times. However, the technician working on your alloy wheels will be able to advise you accordingly. At WheelWorx Refinishing we have specifically trained technicians that are able to assess and check your individual alloy wheels to see whether they are eligible for a recut or refurbishment.

How are diamond cut alloys produced?

As part of the finishing process, Diamond Cut Alloys have a layer of material shaved off of them using a machine lathe. In this process, it leaves a very faint grooved effect on the wheel leaving a very shiny effect similar to a DVD.

Which manufacturers use Diamond Cut Alloys?

Most top end manufacturers like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW include diamond cut alloys on their vehicles as standard. This is because these brands are perceived to be “prestige” brands. Having diamond cut alloys on the new car, not only adds value but it gives it the WOW factor when showcasing your new car to friends and family.

What is the difference in the repair of a Diamond Cut Alloy?

Most wheel refurbishers will not repair a diamond cut alloy. WheelWorx Refinishing is different. We will always try to attempt repair and refurbishment, however, if it is not necessary then we will advise you accordingly. So why is it difficult to repair a diamond cut alloy?

Many of the repairs on your alloy wheels may require to use a machine lath. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the work, this can only happen a couple of times before the wheel suffers internal damage and cracking. It is for this reason why not many wheel repairers will repair a wheel.


Get in touch with WheelWorx today to see how we can help you repair your Diamond Cut Alloy Wheel.

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