Kerbed and scuffed alloy wheel refurbishment
Wheel kerbing, chipping damage and scratches are frequent; however buying new alloys wheels can be expensive. A standard painted refurbishment is a cost effect way of bringing new life and a polished look back to your wheels.
Diamond Cut Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
What is a diamond cut 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.
Are diamond cut alloys more expensive?
Yes, they are more expensive to buy and refurbish if damaged due to the extra steps such as “lathing” necessary for a quality repair, and they might not suit any vehicle, but for those cars that look good with diamond cut rims, there is no better choice.
What is the difference between standard alloy wheels and diamond cut alloy wheels?
A traditional alloy wheel is painted completely by powder coating or a wet spray technique often one colour, the wheels are painted for aesthetic appeal and to stop weather corrosion. Diamond cut alloy wheels will have a part polished and lathed metal face with a layer of lacquer over the top for protection.
Can you powder coat over diamond cut wheels?
Yes, you can indeed have your diamond cut wheels refinished in powder coat and treated just like standard alloys. This option is great for those who are not worried so much with aesthetics or aren’t too keen on the diamond cut finish in general and as the cost is the same for standard alloy wheels, it can save money too.
Corrosion, damage and split rims causing tyre pressure loss
We generally find a full wheel strip back and refurb is necessary to alleviate slow loss of tyre pressure from corrosion so that the seal between tyre and alloy rim is perfect. Split rims, deep and heavy damage due to curbing can usually be fixed by welding and grinding, sanding or lathing the rim back to it’s original form. Please ask us for an evaluation and advice – we’re here to help in any way we can.