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.
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.
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.
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 you know if your rims 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.
Can badly damaged alloys be repaired?
Large damage such as holes or extensive wheel face repair
High impact damage can be repaired, however a lot more time will be needed to fix things such as holes or serious damage to the face of the wheel. In case such as these not only is more welding required but a lot of work on reshaping and reforming the wheel.
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.
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.
What is white worm on alloy wheels?
All alloy wheels which are diamond-cut with a clear lacquer finish are prone to what’s called ‘white worm’. Even with regular washing and maintenance, the inevitable stone chips or slightest kerbing can break the lacquer seal and moisture can ingress and the white worm will start and slowly spread.
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.