Diamond cut alloy repairs or full refurb?

Shminkypinky

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Just after some advice. Had a puncture repaired today at a Seat dealership who are typically very good.
Unfortunately they have scuffed the diamond coating. They owned up to it and have offered to send the wheel off to be fully refurbished.
My concern is that I will have one wheel that does not match the factory finish of the other wheels as well as the inconvenience.
So is there an option to smart repair just that area so that the whole wheel does not have to be refurbished? If so I am in Shropshire so any recommendations would be greatly received.
Thanks in advance.
 

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H Rafiq

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Wow, that’s nothing. You should see mine! I have the exact same alloys as you. Are they 19s? I swapped em for 18s. More tyre wall means it protects the rim much better. The tyre hits the kerb first now, not the alloy!
 
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Shminkypinky

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Wow, that’s nothing. You should see mine! I have the exact same alloys as you. Are they 19s? I swapped em for 18s. More tyre wall means it protects the rim much better. The tyre hits the kerb first now, not the alloy!
I know it’s not much. I could accept it if I had hit a kerb or something but as the dealership did it, it kind of pi##es me off so would like to get it sorted!
 

SRGTD

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As a general rule, with diamond cut alloys it’s usually necessary to have a full refurb.
😭 I was hoping that was not the case!
I’ve just done a quick internet search and there are some places offering smart repairs to diamond cut alloys now.

If you do a search on ‘diamond cut alloys smart repairs’ you may find a company near you that you could use. If you do, then it would be worth asking how them long they guarantee their repairs; the factory finish on diamond cut alloys isn’t as durable as an alloy with a painted / powder coated finish, so it could be diamond cut smart repair may not be long lasting or particularly durable.

As the dealer caused the damage, why not ask them to loan you a wheel while yours is being (fully) refurbished? The issue of how long the refurb takes then becomes a non-issue.
 
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Shminkypinky

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I’ve just done a quick internet search and there are some places offering smart repairs to diamond cut alloys now.

If you do a search on ‘diamond cut alloys smart repairs’ you may find a company near you that you could use. If you do, then it would be worth asking how them long they guarantee their repairs; the factory finish on diamond cut alloys isn’t as durable as an alloy with a painted / powder coated finish, so it could be diamond cut smart repair may not be long lasting or particularly durable.

As the dealer caused the damage, why not ask them to loan you a wheel while yours is being (fully) refurbished? The issue of how long the refurb takes then becomes a non-issue.
They offered to store the car whilst the wheel was away and give me a loan car. To be fair the dealership has been good about it. Will do a search for smart repairers! Thank you!
 

Mr Mustard

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I had a full refurb on my wheel (same as yours) although mine was curbed. It matched the factory finish just fine but where it was lathed to cut back the damage it's lost the slight radius on the edge of the rim - now has a sharp corner. But if yours hasn't gone deeper than the lacquer that may not be necessary on yours.

It came with a 6 month warranty, however it's way past that and still perfect.
 
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Walone

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Just after some advice. Had a puncture repaired today at a Seat dealership who are typically very good.
Unfortunately they have scuffed the diamond coating. They owned up to it and have offered to send the wheel off to be fully refurbished.
My concern is that I will have one wheel that does not match the factory finish of the other wheels as well as the inconvenience.
So is there an option to smart repair just that area so that the whole wheel does not have to be refurbished? If so I am in Shropshire so any recommendations would be greatly received.
Thanks in advance.
Is it just the laquer damaged? If so then should be easy to rectify.
 

Wyld Stallyn

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2 thoughts...

If you are worried about the potential of mismatched finish / colour ask them to get 2 wheels done (on the same side).

OR

(How much is a new wheel?)

Ask em to replace the wheel - if you don't ask you won't get 😉
 
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