Diamond Cut Alloys

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Proph
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Re: Diamond Cut Alloys

Post by Proph » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:36 pm

Not the easiest to see sorry

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Re: Diamond Cut Alloys

Post by DCX » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:07 pm

is that normal alloy not diamond? would t cut not work or is it all the way thru surface?
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Re: Diamond Cut Alloys

Post by Proph » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:10 pm

It's normal alloy and I believe it's gone through the clear coat as on a dry day you can see the scratch is white, I did it with a wheel brush cleaning my wheels the rubber tip came off and scratched it and I was applying some mild force to clean the barrel of the wheels thoroughly.
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Re: Diamond Cut Alloys

Post by DCX » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:19 pm

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Re: Diamond Cut Alloys

Post by Proph » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:04 pm

I guess I'll give it a try and see. Thanks for the link.
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Re: Diamond Cut Alloys

Post by cooldad » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:00 am

DCX wrote:Thank you Proph :)

1. Cleaned out the scrape with Janitol general cleaner 1:4 water
2. Rinsed
3. Taped off all areas not to be touched
4. Used wet and dry gradually from 240 > 600 > 1200
5. Buffed the area with rubbing compound to get it to blend in better
6. Used a clear coat laquer for 2 coats.
7. Allowed it to dry fully under a uv lamp.
8. Waxed the entire wheel with Soft99 Fusso wax.
9. Fitted back on to the vehicle.

Took a few hours to acomplish but its saved me quite abit of money.
Fantastic job, DCX, amazing!

I was able to effect a similar repair when I had some fairly superficial damage after I was forced in to the kerb by some knob who thought he owned the road - this often happens in London suburban streets, especially when confronting BMW 4x4s!! ;) ;) The other damage I had, however, was far from superficial and cost me £90 at a local specialist!! :o :shock: With all due respect, I'm not sure even your painstaking work could have helped out on that one, sadly! :cry:

The annoying thing is, I took out cosmetic repair insurance when I bought the car. This is fairly comprehensive for minor scratches and blemishes on the bodywork, etc, and would have included 'normal' alloys, but doesn't cover the bi-colour, diamond-cut variety :cry: :cry: :evil: Typical!

Anyway, once again, good job on your repair, I'm impressed! :D :D
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Re: Diamond Cut Alloys

Post by Proph » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:16 am

Cooldad what was the name of that insurance company again please I think I need it in my life especially with all these learners driving my car?
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Re: Diamond Cut Alloys

Post by Anupanu » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:33 am

Have look at the Member Discounts section of this website, Rob wrote about one back in Dec '15 which includes a discount for 'members'
Not sure if its the same one cooldad uses, but the principle seems to be the same
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Re: Diamond Cut Alloys

Post by Proph » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:56 am

Ok thanks I'll have a look and get a quote.
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Re: Diamond Cut Alloys

Post by cooldad » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:14 pm

Proph wrote:Cooldad what was the name of that insurance company again please I think I need it in my life especially with all these learners driving my car?
Yeah, mate, take your point about the learners!!

My dealer used 'Car Care Plan'

http://www.carcareplan.co.uk/contact-us.aspx

0344 573 8000

Hope this helps! 8-) 8-)
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