Diamond Cutting

A diamond cut finish is increasingly popular nowadays. You can recognise a diamond cut finish by looking for a shiny, bare metal effect on the wheel, often in combination with a painted colour surface. Diamond cutting is sometimes referred to as diamond polishing as the process produces a highly polished metal effect.

The diamond cut finish is achieved by first painting the wheel with the desired colour then using a lathe with a diamond tipped cutter (hence the term) to remove a wafer thin layer of alloy from the face of the wheel. At Lepsons we have four lathes and a team of skilled lathe operators who work to achieve this effect. We can handle wheels up to 24″ in size – very few refurbishers in the UK are able to handle wheels when they start to reach this size.

Diamond Cut Examples

Please note that the colour reproduction within each photo will not be exact due to the limitations of the digital photographic process and limitations when displaying colours onscreen. If you have very specific colour requirements for your wheels then you should visit our premises and review your colour options in person.

You can find further examples of work that we have done within our showcase of Customer Cars and Wheels.

  • Blue with Diamond Cut Face
    Blue with Diamond Cut Face
  • Bright Sparkle Silver with a Diamond Cut Rim
    Bright Sparkle Silver with a Diamond Cut Rim
  • Dark Anthracite with Diamond Cut Face
    Dark Anthracite with Diamond Cut Face
  • Dark Anthracite with Diamond Cut Rim
    Dark Anthracite with Diamond Cut Rim
  • Gloss Black with Diamond Cut Rim
    Gloss Black with Diamond Cut Rim