Have your alloy wheels lost their shine? Can you see deep scratches or cracks on the surface? No problem! Some repair centers can easily reproduce the original factory finish with the help of diamond cut wheel repair and refurbishment. The process is very precise and takes a lot of time. It is impossible to perform by yourself as this type of polishing requires the use of a special diamond cutting wheel repair machine.
What is a diamond cut refurbishment?
Diamond Cutting is a premium service that offers the finest finish for your Alloy Wheels. The diamond cutting process involves removing a very thin layer of the alloy from the wheel using a alloy wheel repair machine. Why do that? Because initially, the surface of the wheel is very smooth. Without stripping, no lacquer will ever be able to hold on to it. Diamond cutting, on the contrary, prepares the surface for polish and makes the finish last much longer. However effective, you cannot subject your wheels to diamond cut alloy repair and refurbishment more than 2-3 times. Removing too many layers will leave the surface too thin and make it prone to cracks.
The diamond cut wheel repair process
The Diamond cut wheel refurbishment process- some repair centers carry out in their refurbishment centre uses the latest state of the art wheel repair machinery, all located on site, ensuring they can offer not only a quality service but a speedy turnaround too.
Preparation- Your diamond cut alloys are prepared in a special machine which cleans and keys the alloy. Using this machine is quicker than more traditional methods and produces a better surface result.
CNC Cutting-The wheel is placed into the lathe for precision cutting, this pinpoints the exact locations of the damage. Once the data has gone through the machine, the Diamond Cutting process starts by slowly and gradually coming closer and closer to the alloy, cutting off an incredibly thin layer of the metal. The machine spins the alloy at very high speeds with a rotary cylinder that holds the alloy in place. On the end of the diamond cutting machine, an incredibly precise sharp blade is located which has an electric mechanism beneath it for the machine to slide in and out smoothly, assuring the alloy is not damaged by the high-speed cutting of the blade.
Lacquering and Into the Oven- The wheel then moves into the state of the art wheel oven, which is a pressure controlled environment closed off from the rest of the refurbishment centre. Specially ventilated, the spray oven is used to apply dual layers of lacquer immediately after cutting, to protect your alloy wheels against wear and tear.
Cooled and Checked- The alloys take about 20-30 minutes to cool, and then they are carefully inspected by a technician to ensure the finish is perfect.
QC- All alloy wheels pass through a thorough quality control check to ensure they have met the minimum standards before replacing your tires and balancing the wheels.