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 Post subject: Wheel Repairs
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 3:41 pm 
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Has anyone got any place they have used to repairs some minor curb marks, flaking paint and respray rims?

I have a set that needs doing and I want to make sure they know what they're doing.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Repairs
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 3:49 pm 
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Ian Weatherhead here in Hobart re-rolled and fixed a small crack in my WRX 17's

Razzle mentioned a place up norf that would do powder-coating, no idea of who.
And Laeth had powder-coating done on his original Speedy rims on the Bwack wagon down souf somewhere

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Repairs
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 4:26 pm 
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Yeah, I know the place Raz is talking about, they still have two of my wheels unrepaired after the "sheep incident" two years later...

These wheels just need a general tidy up not a full on rolling. I might see if I can give Ian Weatherhead a call and suss him out.

I was wondering if a general bodyworks type place could sort it out...

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Repairs
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 5:14 pm 
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if they need filling or machining, i'd be more inclined to go to a fabricator than a bodyworks for the metalwork.
shoot Adam Bogus a message (he's a fabricator)

My old man used to repair outboard prop's a few years ago, just keep making/ building up new material with weld then shape it.
Would depend on the composition of the alloy though and how it takes the filler.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Repairs
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 5:20 pm 
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I'm not sure about welding on a rim. Would have thought it would cause havoc with the grain structure and strength of the wheel. Was thinking more along the lines of some sort of composite bog...

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Repairs
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 5:35 pm 
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depends on where on the wheel it is and how much needs filling.
If you're only talking the very outer lip then you're away from the structural parts and welding with "just" enough juice then i can't see an issue.
if they're only cast rims then the new bit is probably a better grain structure than the rest of it.

Speak with Ian W. he's been in the game too long to give dodgy advice.
He'll flat out refuse to fix them if it could cause issues

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Repairs
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 8:05 pm 
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Not local to you Brent, but I use Neway wheels in West Heidelberg Vic.

Theyve been in the game for 20 years.

Ive had, iirc, 9 sets of rims done there and been happy with all of them.

They alloy fill any major guttermarks, re-machine, sand and 2 pac with oem results on the finish. They also re-roll if required.

I pay $120 cash per rim +$70 if it needs re rolling. Flawless work.

They also do all the rim work for Aaron's wheels (Import Monster).

I couldnt recommend them higly enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Repairs
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 10:10 am 
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There is a guy in launceston who is a wiz with wheels. To the extent that he does stuff from all round the country I believe. I've seen his work on a BMW m3 wheel that had fist size chunk taken out of it, by the time he'd finished you couldn't tell. I'll chase down his name and number.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Repairs
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 10:44 am 
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Is it Tru Wheels? Linky

If so, they have had a set of my wheels for near on 2yrs now and still not repaired... I have written them off as a lost cause...

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Repairs
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 11:07 am 
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Hmm. Don't know I will call my mate who got his wheel repaired and let you know. Might not be until Monday.


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