Alternative to diamond cut alloy wheel repair

AmoS500

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Hi,

One of my wheels has a scratch on the face and some of the others have edge scuffs or lacquer peeling.
I have read that you can only re-cut a wheel 2 times and even then there is no guarantee that corrosion will not reoccur within 1 year.

What are the alternatives?, I spoke with a alloy wheel repairer who said he can spray the faces in chrome and they will look just like diamond cut but without the fine lines that a diamond cut wheel shows.

Appreciate options.

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JBell

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Have them powder coated in "Hi-Power" silver, it is the only coating that will last
 
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Hi, Does it have a similar shine/reflection to diamond cut? Any pics?
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It is a solid colour so not the same as diamond cut nothing is unfortunately. The only way to preserve diamond cut wheels is to run a set of winter wheels during the really bad weather as I do, stay away from kerbs and make sure they are well waxed
 

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Halfords do a "satin chrome" and Plasti Kote do a "chrome effect". Both look more like highly polished aluminium in my opinion and I agree with your wheel repairer - in fact, I prefer it to the diamond cut.

Difference doesn't show in a photos, but you can test on a ladder or something else ally in your shed!
 


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