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crack in alloy wheel

Discussion in 'The Project Room' started by a4portree, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. a4portree

    a4portree New Member

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    I have a small crack in my alloys wheel mid refubishment, i dont have the means to weld it, is it okay to leave it? ist about 13mm long? on the edge and down the back of the bead.

    Thanks!!!!
     
  2. gary3306

    gary3306 Active Member
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    No, don't leave it. It will eventually fail and possibly fail big time. They can be professionally repaired of course but it'll never be the same. I had one repaired years ago and it was a very good job, but eventually a crack appeared right next to the new weld. I weighed it in with my next lot of aluminium scrap and got a new one. Oh, and a crack in the rim is also an MOT failure.

    Don't risk it!
     
  3. Talkwrench

    Talkwrench Hoonigan

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    Cracking project this one :o.k:

    Is this sub-forum unmoderated? Its becoming a bit of joke!
     

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