More and more wheels are now diamond cut. It is easy to identify if your wheels are diamond cut, the way to tell is if the faces of the wheels are very shiny- almost like the back of a CD. You can also see grain lines in the metal- this is where they have been turned on the lathe. They also have painted inserts; these can be any colour, usually black, silver or anthracite. The process for diamond cut wheels is as follows:
We come to your chosen destination and remove the wheels from your vehicle.
The vehicle is then placed on axel 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 axel 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.