What are Diamond Cut Alloys?

What is a diamond cut Alloy wheel?

This is an alloy wheel which has been put on a lathe and part of or the entire painted surface of the wheel machined off to leave a shiny alloy finish. A small part of the actual alloy is machined off to create this finish. It is then lacquered over to prevent corrosion.

You will be able to see if your wheel is diamond cut if on close inspection you see very fine lines created by the cutting machine and the appearance is very shiny. This may be harder to distinguish if your vehicle’s wheels are of poor quality, old or corroded.

Not all wheels can be diamond cut as this depends on the profile of the face of the wheel, your Wheel Specialist technician will advise you if it is possible.

Does a diamond cut finish last?

Diamond cut wheels will not retain their finish for as long as a powder coated wheel. Any damage to the lacquer however small will allow water to seep in-between the lacquer and the alloy leaving uneven patches on the diamond cut finished area. Always ask your Wheel Specialist technician if you have any concerns with your wheel.

The results of a diamond cut alloy wheel refurbishment will generally last far longer than a standard repair and refurbishment, that is carried out on chrome finished or painted alloy wheels. As experts in alloy wheel repair, we’re fully qualified and have extensive experience in both types of re-finishing. This means that you can trust us when we tell you that both your wheels and your car are perfectly safe within our hands. 

How Many Times can a Diamond Cut Alloy Wheel be Re-cut/Re-finished 

Depending on the diamond cut wheel repair required this is usually 1-2 cuts, however if the technician feels that the wheel will be compromised in any way and weakened they will not cut the wheel and advise a Powder Coat finish for your refurbishment. Each wheel is assessed individually at The Wheel Specialist. It is important to inform the technician if you know if your wheel has been cut before. Over time, your diamond cut alloy wheels may require further refurbishment or re-finishing but, with the help of this article, you’ll now know what to look out for/when to get them re-cut. 

The Different Types of Diamond Cut Wheel Refurbishment

There are many different standards/types of diamond cut alloy repair. It is vital that you go to a specialist that has the correct equipment/a bespoke lathe and full experience in wheel refurbishment. Check that they have comprehensive experience and will give you the best advice, not only for the finish but more importantly on the safety of your wheel. With many years of experience, full insurances, and purpose designed Alloy wheel Diamond Cutting Machines you can be assured that you and your diamond cut wheel repair are in the best hands with Wheelworx.

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