Diamond Cut Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

These days diamond cut alloy wheels are often sold on new motors, giving a distinctive shiny finish to make cars look more prestigious. Diamond cut alloys are often likened to the shiny side of a CD; keeping wheels looking this good can however be challenging.

Diamond Cut Alloys High Wycombe

At Auto Medics, we restore diamond cut alloys using a specialist lathe with diamond cutting tip, which can removed thin layers from the alloy to form a distinctive diamond cut appearance. Diamond cutting specialists are few and far between in and around High Wycombe, so bring your motor down to our auto body repair shop in High Wycombe and we will fully refurbish your diamond cut wheels, we’ll even throw in a free courtesy car if availability allows.

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

For more information get in touch with Auto Medics to discuss diamond cut alloy wheel refurbishment, call us on 01494 533 534.

Alloy Wheels: Winter Survival Guide

Just as we were expecting spring, it looks as though winter will raise it’s cold and problematic head again. Let’s disregard the chaos it inevitably brings to the roads, schools and airports in this country and focus on how brutal it can be on our motors, specifically, alloy wheels.

The problem with snow and ice is that it creates the need for the gritters to come out and salt the roads, which from the perspective of safety is great, but galvanic corrosion and the long lasting damage to alloys is not so desirable.

You can take steps to protect your alloy wheels from the salty roads by cleaning your alloys thoroughly and using a wheel sealant. Following this it’s advisable on a weekly basis to clean your alloy wheels with a non-aggressive cleaner, removing all trace of road salt or brake dust. Leaving remnants of this kind can accelerate the process of corrosion in the winter months.

Of course, the effects of the elements take their toll you can always get help from us, here at Auto Medics. We specialise in alloy wheel refurb in High Wycombe restoring alloy wheels to the highest possible standard. We are also one of the only local body shops to be experts in diamond cut alloys.

The Auto Medics team recognise the pride you take in the upkeep of your vehicle and how invested you are in ensuring you take good care of it. That’s why we keep our prices competitive and the quality of our work first class.

Alloy Wheel Refurb in High Wycombe

If you’re in the neighbourhood, drop by and we can assess any damage to your alloys and provide a no obligation quote to refurbish them. For alloy wheel refurbishment in and around High Wycombe, contact the friendly team at Auto Medics or call 01494 533 534.

 

AutoMedics: Diamond Cutting Wheels in High Wycombe

If you’re looking for the ultimate look for your wheels this new year, we highly recommend checking out diamond cut wheels. Diamond cut wheels are achieved using a specialist lathe to machine the face of the wheel to accomplish a polished two-tone finish. Diamond cutting can sometimes be referred to as diamond turning. We, at Auto Medics in High Wycombe, offer the increasingly popular diamond cutting service.

Manufacturers are increasingly supplying diamond cut wheels on new cars but if you aren’t in the market for a new motor at present, we are one of the few body shops in High Wycombe and surrounding areas that have the capability to help you achieve the desired look our diamond tipped lathe produces.

If you have diamond cut wheels already, we can also offer a first class alloy wheel refurbishment service that will return your wheels to their original pristine condition if the elements have started to take their toll.

For more information about diamond cut wheels or to book in your wheels for our diamond cutting service call us at Auto Medics on 01494 533534 or drop in to our body shop in High Wycombe.

PREPARE YOUR ALLOY WHEELS FOR WINTER

It’s that time of year again when the nights start getting longer and the days shorter, when the rain pours down and leaves spill across the roads making it easier to slip and slide, before long the icy mornings will be upon us and the gritters will be out; that’s why the Auto Medics team are here to get your alloy wheels prepared before winter sets in.

Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels High Wycombe

In order to keep the roads safe on those frosty mornings in rush hour, the roads need to be salted to help prevent accidents when these icy conditions hit. The trouble is all that salt is lethal on your alloys causing galvanic corrosion, which presents itself when salt gets into stone chips, cracks, kerb damage etc and proceeds to corrode your alloys at a fast pace.

You can protect your alloy wheels from the effects of winter before the frost sets in. Clean your wheels thoroughly and protect them with an appropriate wheel sealant. Continue to clean your alloys on a regular basis (let’s say weekly) throughout the winter months with a gentle wheel cleaner, ensuring there’s no salt from the roads or brake dust left on your wheels.

For alloy wheels that have kerb damage or stone chips it’s worth considering alloy wheel refurbishment, which is a lot more cost effective than having to pay out for new alloy wheels. The team at Auto Medics are experienced in bringing alloy wheels back from the brink and we even specialise in diamond cut alloys.

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

Auto Medics are specialists in alloy wheel refurbishment, we repair wheels with significant damage, restoring them to the highest possible standard in and around High Wycombe. We ensure our prices are competitive and our service friendly and professional. If you’re looking for first class alloy wheel refurbishment before winter sets in, get in touch with us on 01494 533 534.

Diamond Cut Alloy Specialists High Wycombe

Check out the fantastic work we do here at Auto Medics in High Wycombe. We took this Mercedes AMG alloy and put our diamond cutting machine to good use:

You see this is how the alloy looked before we waved our magic wand, so to speak…alloy wheel refurbishment high wycombe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now see the magic we can do with our diamond cut lathe…

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Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

If your alloys could do with some attention, be sure to get in touch with us at Auto Medics in High Wycombe. We are the only diamond cut specialists in High Wycombe to offer you such a professional finish. Drop by or call us on 01494 533 534.

Alloy Wheels: The Lowdown

diamond cut wheels high wycombeAt Auto Medics we know that damage to your alloy wheels can spoil the appearance of your car. We also understand that replacing a set of alloy wheels can be extremely expensive. That’s why we recommend you visit our experts who will advise whether it’s possible to restore your alloys, not only to improve the appearance of your motor but maintain the market value.

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

There are many ways alloy wheels can sustain damage, commonly kerb damage is the culprit, but corrosion or discolouration through misuse of chemicals are also issues we, at Auto Medics, are fully experienced in rectifying.

Corrosion occurs when protective layer of your alloy becomes damaged leaving your wheel exposed to the elements. During cold and frosty weather like we are experiencing at present, salt from the roads will work to aid corrosion.

Diamond Cut Wheels High Wycombe

When a diamond cut alloy suffers a stone chip or scratch, corrosion will follow the pattern of the entire wheel corroding your alloys and causing the lacquer to flake off.

While initially damage to your wheel maybe cosmetic, left long enough corrosion can cause the wheel to fail. To avoid shelling out a small fortune to replace your alloy wheels, get in touch with the diamond cut alloy specialists at Auto Medics in High Wycombe. Contact us on 01494 533 534 or drop by for a chat and we’ll get you booked in.

The Lowdown on Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels

diamond-cut-alloy-wheels-high-wycombeAt Auto Medics, we are experts in refurbishing and polishing diamond cut alloy wheels at our car body repair shop in High Wycombe.

What is Diamond Cutting?

Diamond cut alloy wheels are often painted before being put on a specialist lathe, where part or the entire surface is machined producing a shiny finish. Once this process is complete lacquer is applied to prevent corrosion.

If you are looking to get your alloy wheels refurbished it is important to know whether your alloys are diamond cut or not. To identify diamond cut alloy wheels check whether they have a smooth, shiny finish with visible grain lines in the metal where they have been turned on the lathe, the effect is often described as resembling that of a CD.

Diamond Cut Alloys High Wycombe

Drop in to our car body repair shop in High Wycombe or send us a photo if you’re unsure whether your alloys are diamond cut or not. We will professionally advise you of the best process for your alloy wheels and provide a competitive, no obligation quote to complete the required work.

Due to the process of diamond cutting alloy wheels requiring a specialist lathe, refurbishment of diamond cut alloys needs to take place at our repair shop and cannot be carried out through our mobile alloy wheel refurbishment service in and around High Wycombe.

For more information about diamond cut alloy wheel repairs in High Wycombe, contact Auto Medics on 01494 533 534, we are here to help. Our expert technicians operate a specialist diamond tipped lathe in order to fully refurbish your diamond cut wheels.

Maintaining Diamond Cut Wheels

diamond-cut-wheels-high-wycombeEarlier this month we looked at the benefits of diamond cut alloys, here we want to give you some insight into how you can keep diamond cut alloys well maintained.

Diamond Cut Alloys High Wycombe

During the creation of diamond cut alloys they are first painted the required shade and then baked in an oven. When they are dry the wheel is mounted on a specialist lathe and the alloy is machined to achieve the diamond cut pattern, which is then lacquered to protect and complete the look.

The lacquer does not mean that the diamond cut alloy is protected from all types of damage. If you scuff or dent the wheel it may damage the alloy and if the lacquer is damaged  water may get  under the lacquer and stain the metal, which is hard to repair without stripping off the lacquer and skilled specialist help

Diamond Cut Wheel Maintenance High Wycombe

There is a trend amongst car enthusiasts to clean their wheels with spray solutions. If you do please check the spray first as acids in some of these sprays can weaken the lacquer and increase your chance of corrosion. The safest way to extend the life of your diamond cut wheels is to clean them with a pH neutral wheel cleaner. Avoid cleaning with acid or alkaline based wheel cleaners as these can often cause discolouration or corrosion when used excessively.

The dedicated enthusiasts often to choose to avoid drying with a towel or cloth, as threads can get caught on the alloy, and to use a hair dryer to ensure they are dried completely. In our opinion it’s not an essential step. In reality the key is to dry off any cleaning solution thoroughly and not to leave anything that could potentially react with the lacquer on too long.

For the ultimate protection against corrosion and staining you can make use of ceramic sealants, which can last up to two years. Be mindful however that even these won’t fully protect your diamond cut alloys should you incur damage in the form of stone chips or scuff your wheels against a curb or pothole. Anything that allows salt to find its way under the coating, attaching itself to the bare metal, will then lead to corrosion.

It’s important that if using ceramic sealants you have this professionally applied as it may require careful application and machine polishing to get it right. If an issue with the surface is sustained this can be difficult to treat in the future.

At Auto Medics we recommend the home enthusiast uses a good  wheel wax or  polymer sealant because these require less experience and can be removed so that areas that require maintenance can be accessed easily should you not apply it perfectly first time.

For further information and advice on diamond cut alloys, get in touch with the alloy wheel refurbishment specialists at Auto Medics on 01494 533 534.

Are your Alloy Wheels Winter Ready?

alloy wheel refurbishment high wycombeWinter will be here in the blink of an eye, so we, at Auto Medics – alloy wheel refurb specialists High Wycombe, felt it was our duty to give you the heads up on how to prepare your wheels for those cold winter months.

Alloy Wheels High Wycombe

The problem with winter is the need to salt roads to avoid cars skidding and sliding in icy conditions. Great from a safety perspective, but brutal on your alloys; causing long lasting damage in the form of galvanic corrosion.

Galvanic corrosion typically affects alloy wheels with stone chips or kerb damage and proceeds rapidly to corrode the alloy when salt from the road presents itself.

There are several ways that can help protect your alloys from salty roads in winter:

  • Prior to winter ensure your alloys are thoroughly cleaned and protected with an appropriate wheel sealant.
  • Take time to clean your alloy wheels regularly (at least weekly) in the winter months with a non-aggressive wheel cleaner. You want to ensure that no trace of road salt or brake dust remains, which helps to accelerate corrosion during the ice cold months.
  • If you have sustained kerb damage of substantial stone chips to your alloys but want to avoid shelling out for new ones consider alloy wheel refurbishment; you would be surprised at the damage we can rectify to ensure wheels look as good as new again.
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

At Auto Medics – car body shop High Wycombe, we specialise in alloy wheel refurbishment, repairing wheels that have sustained damage in the form of stone chips, kerbing and corrosion.  Our expert team work to restore alloy wheels to the highest possible standard and they will also help to advise you on how to protect your alloys throughout a cold, frosty winter.

We recognise that alloy wheels are a significant investment and how personal they are to those that really care about their cars; that’s why we keep our prices competitive and the quality of our alloy wheel refurbishment first class.

If you are looking for alloy wheel refurbishment High Wycombe, get in touch with the friendly, professional team at Auto Medics before winter sets in. Drop us a line on 01494 533 534 or pop in and see us; we will assess the damage to your alloy wheels and provide a no obligation quote to refurbish them.

Car Care Tips from the Car Body Repair Experts at Auto Medics

car body repairs high wycombeEnsuring your car is maintained to the best possible standard mechanically and aesthetically can guarantee your vehicle fetches the highest resale value when you come to upgrade.

Car Body Repairs High Wycombe

Here, Auto Medics, car body repair experts based in High Wycombe offer car care tips to help you keep your vehicle in an immaculate condition.

  1. When giving your car a deep clean, remember those easy to forget areas such as alloys and the inside of your wheel arches.
  2. When cleaning your vehicle make sure clothes and sponges are clean to avoid rubbing dirt or grit into the paintwork.
  3. Polish your vehicle with a good quality coat of wax to protect your paintwork. Auto Medics offer a quality valeting service using first class products for private and corporate customers in High Wycombe.
  4. During winter when the roads are gritted, check your alloy wheels for signs of corrosion. Our experts at Auto Medics specialise in alloy wheel refurbishment in High Wycombe.
  5. On a regular basis give your car the once over to check for rust patches in order to avoid shelling out for a replacement bumper or panels. As a reputable body shop, we can take care of any cosmetic damage to avoid rust taking hold.
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

At Auto Medics, we pride ourselves on providing quality car care, offering our customers the benefit of our years of experience. We offer car body repair and alloy wheel refurbishment, as well as interior repairs and valeting plus tyres, MOTs and servicing and fleet maintenance.

Contact our friendly team at Auto Medics – car body repair High Wycombe – for more information about our services or to establish how we can return your vehicle to its former glory.