Brief Description: -
Diamond cutting involves removing a thin layer of alloy from the wheel using specialist lathing equipment. Diamond cut wheels can only be refurbished a number of times as too much alloy would eventually be removed. You may wish to consider our powder coat refurbishment as a durable and long lasting refurbishment method instead.
The Process: -
Your alloys are prepared in a specialist aqua blast machine which cleans and keys the alloy. Using this machine is quicker than more traditional methods and produces a better surface result. Your alloy is then de-greased.
The alloy is placed into the lathe for precision cutting, pin pointing 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 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 alloy moves into our state of the art 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 alloys 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.
All alloys pass through a thorough quality control check to ensure they have met our minimum standards.
Re-fit tyres and Balanced -
The final stage of the process is to re-fit your alloys back to their tyres. They are then balanced and are ready for collection or delivery.