Looking to have your diamond cut wheels repaired?
Diamond cut wheels otherwise known as CNC machined wheels are quite popular with car owners and manufacturers these days. Machined rims are quite easy to detect as they are generally two toned. One area will be painted and the other will be a very shiny bare metal with a clear coat finish. The clear coat is applied to a finished rim for protection purposes.
The diamond cut wheel is put on a CNC machine or lathe to shave the top layer off which leaves the surface very shiny with a faint groove effect. These grooves/fine lines are very similar in appearance to a DVD.
Some examples of these rims are below;
There are so many variations in the range of diamond cut/cnc machined rims but as previously mentioned they are almost always two toned offering a very high end appearance. Repairing damage to a machined rim is quite a process. If the damage is to the painted section, the repair is quite simple. If the area that has been machined has been effected it will need to return to the lathe or CNC machine to achieve the “as new finish”. This process will remove old layers of clear coat and provides a smooth finish.
Is there a limit to how many times a wheel can be diamond cut?
Yes of course, just like everything there is a limit. Our techs can assist with further information regarding this.
Some repairers will choose to use the more conventional lathe to repair machined/diamond cut wheels. The other alternative is to use a CNC lathe which is computer controlled. CNC stands for Computerised Numerical Control which is quite self explanatory. Whereas the more conventional lathe requires more to be done manually.
Is any maintenance required, what and how can I do this?
Caring for your diamond cut wheels is paramount for the longevity of the rims. Avoiding harsh chemicals will avoid corrosion or discolouration and help maintain the quality finish.
Look at quality finish that can be offered using this process.