diamond cutting

Although most of our wheels are powder coated, a diamond cut finish is often needed when the manufacturer’s original wheel has a diamond cut finish.

First Aid Wheels is one of the UK’s leading alloy wheel diamond cutting centres. Diamond cutting is a very precise process and takes longer to reproduce than a powder coating refurbishment.

You cannot do a diamond cut refurbishment as part of a mobile or touch-up service, the wheel has to go on a specialist lathe.



ABOUT the finish

Diamond cut alloy wheels have a polished metal rim or front face. This is achieved by cutting the wheel with a tool on a lathe. Once the colour has been applied the polished area is cut. A clear coat of lacquer is then used to seal the repair and give the wheel its gloss. 

Diamond cutting can be applied to the full face and lip of the wheel, combined with an application of base coat paint can produce some spectacular finishes. 

With our bespoke in house diamond cutting lathe we will provide you with the highest quality finish and the quickest turnaround time.

diamond cutting - frequently asked questions



why choose us?

We have one of the biggest alloy wheel diamond cutting facilities in the UK and often sub-contract for other alloy wheel refurbishment centres.

We operate custom lathes and programming to get great results. Not everyone is able to do diamond cutting well, even if they have the right equipment.