Types of Diamond Cut
There are a few different types polished wheels available, whether you’re looking for a traditional look, brushed, or machine-polished. Each technique is created with a varying process however, the method and techniques for polishing to a shine is similar. Care and maintenance necessary for each type can vary slightly. Here are a couple of the more popular finishes.
These types of wheels are polished by buffing the wheel with soft materials ( usually cotton) and metal polish until the desired metallic glow is achieved. In today’s market, most polished wheels are finished with a clear coat for protection, and they repair quite easily if damaged. With this said, repairs can often be costly, as the polishing is extremely labour intensive, and requires experience and artistic ability..
These wheels have a finish applied by spinning the wheel on a Computer programmed lathe. The lathe bit will cut part of the metal off the face of the wheel, then lightly sanded and polished to give it a metallic shine. If this type of wheel needs to be repaired, it is usually put back on the lathe. The problem here is they can only be done a couple of times due to the fact it shaves off quite a bit of metal.
How should you clean polished wheels?
Polished wheels don’t require a lot of maintenance. All clear-coated polished wheels should be cleaned regularly to prevent build-up of dirt and grime. All it takes is a mild cleaner that is made of non-acid materials, combined with water.( sunlight dishwashing detergent)
Polished wheels aren’t always the right choice for every car, but they are quite popular in today’s market. If you want to change the appearance of your vehicle and make it more visually appealing, polished wheels might be a perfect option for you.