Diamond Cut Alloys are a prestige wheel and are generally considerably more expensive to buy than a standard alloy. The face of a diamond cut alloy has been cut by a diamond tip or laser machine, the remaining part of the alloy is painted or powder coated, this gives the alloy a two tone appearance.
To repair a diamond cut alloy correctly a CNC lathe or laser should be used and the correct diamond cut lacquer applied. A diamond cut alloy cannot be repaired correctly using traditional paint spraying methods like those used on standard alloys.
Here at ChipsAway Stoke on Trent we are a diamond cut alloy specialist repair centre. We use a diamond tip CNC Lathe to restore damaged alloys back to factory finish. Not only do we repair alloys correctly, we can also turn them round the same day!
Phil’s Top Tip – “A diamond cut alloy can only have a maximum of 2mm cut off the face of the wheel during its lifespan, after this the wheel cannot be repaired. Should your alloy suffer damage and remain unrepaired, the diamond cut face will oxidise (rust), particularly in winter months when the face is subject to the cold weather, salt, damp etc. This unnecessarily eats in to the 2mm shortening the lifespan of your diamond cut alloy. Our honest advice is to have a diamond cut alloy repaired before the winter months to ensure you maximise the lifespan of your alloy.”
How do you know if you have diamond cut alloys?
Generally diamond cuts have a shiny silver face with a black, dark grey or silver painted between the spokes. If you’re unsure on whether you have a diamond cut alloy, just call in to our car care centre on Trentham Lakes or email a photo of the alloy to email@example.com and we will be more than happy to advise.
How much does a diamond cut alloy cost to repair?
Prices start from £100 + VAT = £120. please call to our car care centre or send photos and we can confirm a price for your repair.
Here’s what some of our customers say about our Diamond Cut service:
Steven – Google
Called this morning having booked my car in for diamond wheel repair. What a lovely couple the owners are. I was given a choice of coffees to choose from in the very luxurious waiting room. I was a little early but that didn’t matter my car was taken in and started on. About 3 hours later it was ready and perfect and the hospitality inbetween made the wait seem a lot less. The price was fixed so i knew what i was paying so pleased thank you to all. oh nearly forgot biscuits as well. Please do use this company they come highly recommended.
Regards steve adams.
Ian – Trust Pilot
Just picked up my car after having my diamond cut wheels refurbished. They told me they would look like new when they were done and they weren’t kidding, brilliant job recommend them any time.
Russ – Trust Pilot
Have a Golf GTI with original 5 spoke wheels, which needed some attention after 10 years of hard driving.
Looked on the net for inspiration and found a process called Diamond Cut. The only place I could find was ChipsAway at Trentham Trade Park, Stoke-On-Trent, drove there to make enquiries.
Firstly had a great talk to the staff not one but all, explaining how the process works and what needs to be done to my wheels, how long it would take, plus all costings up front. Was pleased with the outcome so decided to have them done.
WELL WHAT CAN I SAY!!!!!!
Absolutely over the moon with my very shiny new looking wheels, they look amazing, can not believe that they are the same wheels. They look like brand new wheels at a fraction of the price, #AWESOME!!!.
A BIG THANKS to all staff at ChipsAway for making this process easy and enjoyable, plus putting a massive grin on my face.
P.S. gone back for a side panel to be sprayed and was not disappointed with the outcome. Excellent job yet again.
Peter – Trust Pilot
Been down to the stoke depot today to get my alloy wheel repaired. what a great place this is. had it done while waited great price would recommend this place. very friendly, nice cup of coffee and watched a film, what could be better than that?
Jayne – Trust Pilot
Recently had all four alloys repaired, so pleased with the end product, they look brand new and have added value to my car, lovely people too, also going back to have a few minor scratches done, thanks a lot Jayne.
See our Testimonials Page for more customer comments.
Photos of the process for a full diamond cut alloy repair:
Prep, prime, paint, cut and lacquer……