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Alloy wheel repair 10 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 2
As I mentioned in a previous thread I smashed a wheel in the recent snow see pic.

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I said i would post a pic of the repaired wheel for anyone caught out in the future.


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I am very pleased with the result. Due to the severity of the damage there is still a tiny deviation in the circular profile of the wheel but only visible upon close inspection and is not noticeable when driving. I had my new tyres mounted and balanced yesterday and took her out for a spin. As a precaution I put the damaged wheel back on the rear so any possible vibration would be minimized to my surprise there is no vibration at all. I tested it to motorway speeds and "slightly" beyond and no problem, no vibes at all. It has exceeded my expectations and I now plan to re-polish the rim and respray the spokes and hub. Anyone with similar damage in future I'd recommend Antan aka Route 66 in Ballymount. The repair cost €150 which beats the hell out of the €650 I was looking at for a new set of rims.
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#4836
Re:Alloy wheel repair 10 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 2
Just realised I put this in the wrong section. Mods please move to correct section.
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Re:Alloy wheel repair 10 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 328
Considering the damage to the rim I would have said it couldn't be repaired. But you got an excellent result there. Put his contact details up, as you havn't been the first to damage a wheel and you won't be the last.
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