Repair Ali Wheels ?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Braunston, May 24, 2008.

  1. Braunston

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    Hi,

    The finish coating on one of my 16 inch 2004 Ducato ali wheels has started to flake, is it worth having it repaired or should i try to purchase another wheel, and if its better to replace it does anyone have one for sale
     
  2. Don Madge

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    Hi,

    I had to replace all four alloy wheels on my 2003 Timberland Ducato after 18 months use. They weren't Fiat's own but some which Timberland had bought in.

    The outer skin cracked and they just started to crumble. I replaced them and the spare with Fiat alloys and have had no trouble since.

    Don
     
  3. Thepips

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    Slightly different I know but I had the alloys on my Subaru refurbished. The end result was remarkable. They really did look as good as new. I had mine done by Micheldever Tyres but there are loads of companies that do it.

    Regards
    Doug
     
  4. American Dream

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    Get them polished and relaquered.

    A local company here quoted me approx £150 for a set of four about a year ago.

    If it's only the one, shouldn't cost too much.

    As mentioned previously, There are quite a few companies around.:thumb:

    In my experience, it's the tyre companies that cause the damage, when they use the wrong sort of wheel balance weights and crack the laquer coating.The water gets behind it, corroding the aluminium.:Angry:

    That's why, to their annoyance, I insist on watching them.:Rofl1:
     
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