FA Wheels provides a quality diamond cut alloy refurb service
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 diamond cut alloy wheel repair centres. Diamond cutting is a very precise process and takes longer to reproduce than a powder coating refurbishment.
CAUTION: You cannot do a diamond cut wheel refurbishment as part of a mobile or touch-up service; the wheel must go on a specialist lathe.
Diamond cut wheels look great but they are especially prone to alloy corrosion because lacquer is too difficult to apply to bare alloy. That is why it only takes a few stone chips and a bit of water to get in for corrosion spots to occur on diamond cut wheels.
Why choose FA Wheels for diamond cut wheel refurbishment in London?
When we refurbish a diamond cut wheel, we first strip and powder coat the entire wheel before cutting back the diamond cut surface with the lathe.
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, but First Aid Wheels has both the equipment and, crucially, the expertise to provide a quality diamond cut wheel repair job.
Diamond cut alloy wheel repair FAQs
What is a diamond cut wheel?
A diamond cut wheel is one that has firstly been painted and, after painting or powder coating, the outer face of the wheel is cut back on a lathe. The wheel is then lacquered to produce the overall effect. Diamond cut wheels typically have a gloss alloy face with contrasting dark wheel body.
Generally, wheels come diamond cut. Sometimes a diamond cut finish can be applied to a non-diamond wheel, but this is not always possible so call us if you want advice on this. In most cases, we can only apply a diamond cut finish to wheels that are already diamond cut.
How long does a diamond cut finish last?
Diamond cut wheels generally do not retain their finish for as long as a powder coated wheel. Any damage to the lacquer, however small, can allow water ingress which discolours the lacquer.
How many times can you re-cut/refurbish a diamond cut wheel?
Usually one or two cuts at most; any more than that and you can start to weaken the wheel. Also, the wheel needs to be perfect and not buckled. That is why we generally recommend a full refurbishment for a diamond cut wheel.