Different Types of Repairs We Do

Scratch Vanish understands what’s involved to repair different types of wheels.  For a wheel to be repaired to the highest possible standard it needs be modern, ideally no more than 6-7 years old and in an intact state, meaning no excessive peeling.  If it has large chips out of it then we may not be able to complete a high quality job and bring it back to a top quality finish.  Please see below our 4 most common repair types.

Gloss Black

A Gloss black finish seems to be becoming more and more popular each and every day.  This type of finish is most common on Land Rovers, Ford Mustangs, Jaguars & BMW.  To ensure a quality gloss black repair the surface needs to be super clean prior to us applying any paint.  We repair the damage and match the gloss finish to restore them back to the excellence they were before the damage occurred.

Matt & Satin Black

Matt Black & Satin Black finish’s are very similar in appearance and far less common then the Gloss Variety.  Land Rover, Mazda, Honda and Renault are the most common makes of car that have stock factory wheels with a Matt Finish.  Custom or painted wheels regularly have a matt or satin finish also.  When we complete a repair with a matt or satin finish you will be impressed with the end result.  Once complete the repaired area will blend in perfectly with the existing paint.  A satin finish will leave a softer black look and matt will leave a flatter black look.


Silver is still the most common type being found on all cars.  There are many different shades of silver from light silver to gunmetal grey.  No matter what type of you have we will be able to match the colour and provide you with an excellent end result.

Machine Finish or Diamond Cut

Machine finished or diamond cut began being released on vehicles after 2010 and seems to be becoming more and more popular on all types of vehicles as time goes on.  The designs can be quite intricate with breaks and figure like designs in between the machine polished parts of the alloy, all the way to the most common version being a dark inside, which is usually some type of gun metal colour, with a machine face running along the outside edge.  When repairing these wheels the dark inside part needs to be masked off and the silver machined part must be prepared perfectly so we can replicate a finish as close as possible to a machine.  The only way to get a perfect machine like finish is to put these wheels under a laser which is quite a costly exercise.  (usually 2-3 time more than our repair cost.)  With our smart repair method, once repaired the finish will be very close to a laser finish at a fraction of the cost.  This method is ideal for repairing small damaged areas.

Full Repaint & Colour Change

You may have recently purchased a new vehicle and don’t like the colour of the wheels that come with the car. Scratch Vanish has a solution to your conundrum. Why not specify a colour for us to paint your wheels in and we’ll do it professionally and properly. Full repainting of wheels to replicate the new product works best on alloys that have minimal damage and are no more than 5 years old. We remove the wheels from the car, repair the damage and paint the wheels in your chosen colour. You could chose from a standard colour such as shown in our examples or you may have a particular colour that you know the name of that we can custom mix ourselves. Please contact us for more information.

Alloy wheel repair

Our prices depend on how much damage there is.  Most of our competitors will give a flat price no matter how much damage there is.  If the damage is less than ¼ of the wheel we would usually be able to give a 20-25% discount on standard pricing.

Please send us photos clearly showing the damage.

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