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crack in alloy wheel

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

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    a4portree New Member

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    [Aug 31, 2011]
    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!!!!
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    gary3306 Active Member VCDS Map User

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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!
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    IN 2 Deep 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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