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.
Can I get diamond cut alloys refurbished?
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.
Can you smart repair diamond cut alloys?
Another option for minor damage to a diamond cut wheel is to Smart repair the wheel, you may not need to have a full re-cut. Using methods that are similar to smart repair we are able to repair diamond cut alloys without re-cutting the entire wheel.
How long does it take to refurbish diamond cut alloys?
Generally, it takes around 4 days to complete the process.
How do you stop diamond cut alloys from corroding?
The safest way to extend the life of your diamond cut wheels is to clean them with a pH neutral wheel cleaner. Avoid cleaning with acid or alkaline based wheel cleaners as these can often cause discolouration or corrosion when used excessively.
Can you powder coat over diamond cut alloys?
Can I get powder coated alloys diamond cut? Yes, all our Diamond Cut allows wheels have a powder coat base. This can be painted a colour to accentuate the effect of the cut.
Can you lacquer diamond cut wheels?
The wheels are then sprayed with an Acrylic Lacquer to finish the look. Although lacquered the diamond cut finish can be susceptible to damage. If water gets under the lacquer it stains the bare metal a milky colour – hard to get to without the lacquer being completely stripped.
What are white worm 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.