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Facelift DIAMOND CUT WHEEL REPAIR AUDI S3

Emoji Car Mods Jun 7, 2020

  1. Emoji Car Mods

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  3. mike170

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    Thought diamond cut, was expecting it to go on lathe and re cut face!


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  4. Leevr

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    Not done as a diamond cut should be. It's been repaired and painted. Diamond cut area should be cut and lacquered only. Bit of a get by situation going on there
     
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  5. Flying Scotsman

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    Agree with above. There is no way on close inspection that repaired area will pass for a properly lathe cut and clearcoat finish. Fot the time he put into that repair a professional lathe/finish job would have been cheaper.
     
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  6. desi112

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    This appears to be a "smart repair" I've had this done before on 1 of my diamond cut alloy wheels...it's basically a quick way to repair diamond cut alloys with minor damage
     
  7. Marky79

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    wheel repair?

    wheel butchered more like.
     
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  8. pburv

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    Been quoted £100 per wheel for a lathe cut repair.
     
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  9. royalsteve68

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    wtf, cheapskate fleabg. that's a smart repair. He might have taken off too much metal too. I would always get them diamond cut properly using a company using a lathe.

    £100-120 inc vat is very fair considering new decent cnc lathes cost about £100K (not some cheapo junk off ebay)
     
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  10. royalsteve68

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    That's a good price.
     
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  11. Peter82

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    I did my self :)
     
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  13. pburv

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    Diamond cut on a cnc lathe? or smart repair by hand.
     
  14. Peter82

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    I did it by sanding from 150 to 2000 grit sand disks then polishing with compounds and spraying with lacquer..
    Hard work .. diamond cut lathe quoted me £100 wheel ridiculous and they don't do hard work ! unfair! I bought equipment for £30
    stripping tyres from alloys (2x) and then next two days local tyre garage put them back on balance everything for £20 so £50 for two wheels ...
     

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  15. pburv

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    Nice job mate:thumbs up:
    To be fair £100 for each wheel to be mounted on a cnc lathe probed to match the profile then cut and afterwards lacquered isn't a bad price at all. Don't forget they also have to take tyre off and then back on and balanced. Quite a lot of work involved. I work on cnc machines and £100 doesn't cover even an hours work.
    Either way 'kudos' to you for taking on that job:hi:
     
  16. Peter82

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    Not lot of work because when I brought the 2 wheels to garage guy stripped it within 5 minutes I already flattened tyres b4 I brought it in and when I done repair job within two days and they put tyres back and balanced within 15 mins .. not lot of work .. for them and when they put alloy wheel in cnc machine they just staring at it and not doing anything with hands .. So that's why I said easy job for them.. Because if you check many sellers selling new aftermarket alloy wheels for £400 or £500 so I would rather buy new than pay £400 or £500 for lathe ...
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALLOY-WH...036031&hash=item28658c9d4f:g:5moAAOSwik9bhotH

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20-2020-...302325?hash=item3da17c9875:g:6kYAAOSw3dRemO5x

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/19-New-R...729767?hash=item3d8940ca67:g:DFsAAOSw6X1cEOCm
     
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  18. MaxBoostMRC

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    And that’s how not to repair a diamond cut wheel. £84 a wheel in Derby to have it done correctly and theY put loan wheels on you car why it’s being done. Takes 3-4 days to complete the work correctly.
     
  19. Peter82

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    what is not ''how'' to repair DCW correctly ?
     
  20. MaxBoostMRC

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    To me that’s how you bodge repair. It’s not the correct way to repair a diamond cut wheel as the part you are repairing is pure metal with clear lacquer over it. There is no paint and should be no high or low points on the wheel, which is coursed when sanding or filling.
     
  21. Peter82

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    Nothing is bodge and nothing incorrect .. Didn't you read properly I DID apply lacquer at the end don't u see pic above that blue tin :)
    jesus, those your high points and low points are like half of milimeter or less
    If I would consider to pay lathe up to £450 I would rather buy nice style alloys (pics below) ;)
    Even at tyre fitting told me I did perfect job
     

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