Alloy Wheel Powder Coating
Powder coating is an advanced finishing process that creates a resilient and durable finish, it is used by manufacturers when wheels are first produced. It is extensively used in industrial finishing for a wide range of products where a durable and protective coating is required. For example Brake Callipers, Bike frames and many other metals parts.
The process uses a paint powder Which is electrostatically charged and sprayed onto the part, then cooked onto the wheel using a 200 degree oven. Once finished a very hard surface similar to ceramic is fused to the metal of the alloy wheel.
A diamond cut finish is becoming increasingly popular nowadays especially on high spec vehicles. You can recognise a diamond cut finish by looking for a shiny bare metal effect on the wheel, often in combination with a painted colour surface. Diamond cutting is sometimes referred to as diamond polishing as the process produces a highly polished metal effect, the faces of the wheels are very shiny almost like the back of a CD
The diamond cut finish is achieved by first painting the wheel with the desired colour then we use a specialised wheel turning lathe with a diamond tipped cutter. At Wheel Fix we have state of the art computerised machines that can handle wheels up to 28″ in size, this enables us to cut wheels that many other companies will not attempt.