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I did the same to a previous car twice, and they also had the diamond cut alloy.
On the first occasion I had the rim repaired professionally (fantastic job), the second time I decided to give it a go myself as it wasnt as bad as the first time, I used a Dremel with a fine sanding stone to take away the worst, then used very fine wet & dry sanding paper to get a smooth finish, a bit of patience is needed whilst sanding away, but you'll be surprised how quick an alloy rim can sands away, after the sanding I used a metal cutting/cleaning polish just to buff up a nice clean finish, then some Autoglym SRP and a wax on top to finish off.
3 years on and the rim never blistered or discoloured, but I did every now and then touch up the repair with a bit of wax just to keep it protected.
The final finish wasn't bad at all, in fact you would of needed a very critical eye to notice it, and I'd say looking at your damage it was very similar starting off.
If cant I recall what the professional repair cost, but it wasnt cheap.
Did you need to put clear coat/lacquer on the wheel or do diamond cuts not have it? Or does the wax achieve the same thing?
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