Can Diamond cut alloys be polished?
You’ll struggle to keep the diamond cut finish if using any abrasives. As you say, you can always get them flatter and flatter up to 1500 grit, and then polish from there to a mirror finish.
Is it worth refurbishing diamond cut alloys?
Diamond cut wheels can only be refurbished a number of times as too much alloy would eventually be removed. You may wish to consider our powder coat refurbishment as a durable and long lasting refurbishment method instead.
How do you clean a diamond cut alloy?
They should be cleaned with a mild shampoo. Do not use acid or alkaline-based wheel cleaners – this will help to avoid any discolouration of the wheel. Diamond cut wheels also generally have pretty harsh edges so it’s best to use an air blower (if you have one), rather than cloths.
How many times can a diamond cut alloy wheel be refurbished?
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.
How do they refurbish diamond cut alloys?
Diamond-Cut alloys cannot be repaired at home, as they require a lathe to be refurbished. Diamond-Cut alloys are first removed from the vehicle and are repaired using a lathe. The lathe removes old layers of lacquer and paint, this provides a smooth surface for repairs.
Are diamond cut wheels worth it?
There is no doubt that diamond-cut wheels look stunning and modern, but they are also quite prone to damage and are very hard to adequately refurbish if they get chipped and scraped. Those fine lines are no match for the harsh reality of urban driving, and all owners realise that sooner or later.
How can I tell if my alloy wheels are diamond cut?
If the wheel is two-tone, with a darker inner and a silver outer, then it is highly likely to be a diamond cut alloy wheel (left-hand side photo). This type of wheel has a machine turned face over a painted background.
What is the difference between diamond and alloy cuts?
a traditional alloy wheel is painted completely by powder coating or a wet spray technique often one colour, the wheels are painted to stop weather corrosion. Diamond cut alloy wheels, will have a part polished metal face with a layer of lacquer over the top for protection.
How do you protect diamond cut alloys?
There is no real good solution to them unfortunately apart from getting them powder coated or painted. As there is only a coat of lacquer on the diamond cut part of the wheel they are very easily damaged. You can try and get them ceramic coated or use a good sealant to aid protection. Use sealants, waxes etc.
Can I use wheel cleaner on painted wheels?
The best wheel cleaner for painted wheels
We recommend using either AutoSmart Red 7 or TW 39 Degreaser. Both these products will safely break down the grease and lift brake dust from your wheels. These products are non-acidic and also non-abrasive.
How do you use bilberry wheel cleaner?
- Dilute. Heavily soiled: use neat/ Lightly soiled: 1:10.
- Spray onto wheel.
- Leave to dwell but not dry out.
- Rinse off thoroughly with a pressure washer.
- If necessary, reapply, agitate with a wheel brush and rinse thoroughly.
Is it worth getting alloys refurbished?
We’re often asked the question, “is it worth getting my alloys refurbed?” and in short, our answer will always be yes. Whether it’s down to damage or you’re trying to increase or retain the value of your car, we’d always recommend getting your alloys repaired or refurbed sooner rather than later.
Can you refurbish polished alloys?
For polished alloy wheels. With this system you can effectively repair kerbed, scratched or corroded alloy wheels at a very low cost per repair. Obviously the price of any wheel repair is proportional with the size of the damage, but one thing is certain: repairing polished wheels generates valuable business.
How good is alloy wheel refurbishment?
Do the repaired alloy wheel add value to my vehicle
It all depends on the age of the vehicle and the make and model. In most cases the answer is yes, they can add value to the vehicle this is because the new alloy wheels will improve the appearance of the car so will make it look much newer and fresh.