Diamond-cut alloy wheels have become a popular automotive addition, featuring on most current vehicles. Here we have compiled the top 5 frequently asked questions regarding diamond cut wheels, so continue reading to find out more.
1. How can you identify whether a wheel is Diamond Cut?
It’s easy to tell them apart, but the below pictures should provide further help. If the inner of the wheel is darker than the exterior, it is most likely a diamond-cut alloy wheel (right-hand side photo). The surface of this wheel has been cut using a lathe machine, giving it a vibrant and glossy effect.
Similarly, if all of the spokes are the same colour, the wheel is most likely a single-colour wheel (left-hand side photo).
1. What is the process of diamond-cut alloys?
A machine lathe is used to shave off a thin layer of the raw material to perform a diamond cut finish. As a result, the wheel is left with a glossy finish, similar to a compact disc with a slight notch effect. JR Alloy Wheel Repair uses the most advanced UK-made lathe machine available to provide the greatest possible quality.
2. How many times can I diamond cut my wheels?
A typical set of alloy wheels may be recut or repaired two or three times. Our technicians working on your alloy wheels will be able to advise you on the condition of your wheels once the old paint has been entirely stripped from the wheel.
Here at JR Alloy Wheel Repair, our experts can examine and check your alloy wheels to determine whether they are suitable for a recut or refurbishment. We will always try to repair or refurbish the alloy, but if we decide that cutting is not possible or unsafe, we will notify you and provide you with an alternative plan.
3. Why do so many manufacturers apply diamond-cut metals in their alloy?
Many high-end original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), such as Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW, equip their cars with diamond-cut alloy wheels as standard features. Customers believe these companies to be “prestige” brands is the primary reason behind this trend.
Placing diamond-cut alloys on a brand-new automobile can increase the vehicle’s value and make the car more appealing to people who see it when you drive around town; why not show it off to your friends and family?!
4. What is the difference between repairing a Diamond Cut Alloy versus a Non-Diamond Cut Alloy?
Many owners will be surprised to hear that repairing diamond-cut alloys is trickier than repairing other kinds of alloys.
Diamond-Cut alloys can’t be fixed at home as this process requires a lathe to fix them up. Before being fixed on a lathe, diamond-cut alloys are taken off the car. In the first step, a powder coat finish is put on and let dry. After the alloy has dried and cooled, a thin layer is taken off with lathe and a clear lacquer is then applied to protect the new finish. The alloy is then put back in the oven for a final curing.
The vast majority of wheel refurbishers will not restore a diamond-cut alloy. JR Alloy Wheel Repair distinguishes itself from the competition. We will always try to repair or refurbish the alloy, but if we determine that it is unsafe, we will notify you.
On our website, you can find the price list for diamond cut alloy repair costs – click here. We have no hidden expenses, and everything we agreed on at the beginning will be the same on the completion.
If you’re interested in our diamond wheel refurbishment service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can either contact us via our website or come and visit us in-store. We’ll be more than happy to answer any of your questions and provide you with a quote.
We pride ourselves on providing a high-quality service, so you can rest assured that your alloys will look as good as new after we’ve finished with them. Diamond cutting is the perfect way to give your wheels a fresh, stylish look.
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