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Everything you need to know about diamond cut and polished alloy wheel refurbishment

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Everything you need to know about diamond cut and polished alloy wheel refurbishment

If you have the increasingly popular and expensive-looking ‘diamond cut’ finish on your alloy wheels, you’ll probably be extra cautious about how you treat them.

But accidents happen, especially those involving a pavement kerb during a lightly off-target parallel parking manoeuvre.

Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Which is why at Kerb Appeal we have a special process for refurbishing and polishing diamond cut alloy wheels.

Like with our acid stripping & powder coating service, the work required to repair diamond cut alloy wheels is something that we need to carry out at our depot.

That’s not something that you’ll need to worry about, however, because our mobile technicians will still come to your location to pick up the damaged wheel, leaving you to get on with the important things you need to get done in your life.

If you’re not sure if your alloy wheels are diamond cut, there’s an easy way to fund out - they will have a smooth, shiny finish and if you look closely you’ll see grain lines in the metal where they have been turned on the lathe. In addition, they have painted insets; these can be any colour, usually black, silver or anthracite.

If you’re still not sure, just take a picture of the wheel with your phone and send it to us at the coordinates below - we’ll get back to you ASAP with an assessment!

When talking to customers, we often get asked about the exact processes involved in the treatment of their diamond cut alloy wheels, so I’ve pulled together the following step by step overview:

  • We come to your chosen destination and remove the wheels from your vehicle.
  • The vehicle is then placed on axle stands for the duration that we have your wheels. If you are having just the one wheel done, we will fit the spare for you if you have one. If you do not have space to leave your vehicle on axle stands we will bring your car to our depot and store it in our secure compound. We also have trade plates in order to transport untaxed vehicles from dealerships etc.
  • Once the wheels arrive back at our depot the tyres are removed.
  • The wheels are placed in the acid bath until all the paint is removed.
  • We then jet wash the wheels to remove all the acid and loose paint.
  • Any damage is then removed using a number of techniques.
  • The wheels are then placed in our oven and heated up.
  • We then prime the wheels and bake them again.
  • The primer is then ‘flatted off’ to ensure a smooth paint finish.
  • The wheels are then heated up again and painted in the colour of your choice and baked off again. The colour you choose will be visible on the insets of the wheels.
  • The spokes and edges are then ‘scored’ before being turned on the lathe.
  • Any sharp edges are then sanded.
  • They are then heated up and lacquered to protect the polished metal.
  • The wheels are left to cool before they have the tyres refitted.
  • We balance the wheels before returning them to you and fitting them back to your vehicle.

At the end of that process your diamond cut alloy wheels will look brand spanking new.

If you’d like to find out more about our diamond cut and polished alloy wheel refurb service and the other services that we offer, simply browse around our website, or contact myself, Simon Trayler, on 07956 530 949 /

Hope to hear from you soon,

Simon Trayler,
Master Technician

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