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    Testing a Weld on Alloys

    Hi,

    Recently bought some alloys with tyres off.

    one of them has a crack in the middle and has been welded shut.

    is their a way to test for air loss as these need painting before a tyre is fitted. and fitting a tyre to them means spending more money and certain bridges crossed that i dont wanna cross yet.

    lol sounds confusing i know, basically, im undecided what colour to paint them and dont wanna paint them if theirs problems with the rim itself.

    cheers for your help.
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    so i presume no? hehe.
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    can you get a pic up

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    sure, will do tonight.
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    Unless the pic is decieving which it may be, it looks like a terrible repair attempt.

    I'd also assume balancing with such an ammount of weld on the inside of the wheel is going to be a complete nightmare and odds on it'll run out of balance often.

    Wether its leaking or not though difficult to test.

    If i were you, i'd have that wheel fixed properly before i even considered putting a tyre on it. Someone who repairs it properly will grind that off, grind the crack out and fill it full of weld and grind it back to a normal shape without excess weld.

    Had to have one of mine repaired in the past, metal magic did it for me, did an excellent job and hasn't ever been a problem since.

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    hmm, its disturbing you should say that.

    i bought them off this forum and the person assured me it would be fine.

    ill check its balancing before anything further happens to it (tyre fitment and painting).
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    how much did metal magic charge Dan?
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    The wheels were ran before the tyres took off and there was no vibration from the wheels. the wheels were stripped of the tyres and you and I assume your dad spend at least 10-15 minutes examining the wheels before payment was made, the welding was pointed out to you and I told you that the wheels while I had them didnt loose any air preasure or out of balence. I didnt do the welding the welding was already present on the wheel when I brought it. You wasnt forced in to making the purchase or oblidged too, there was no attempt to hide the weld. I really dont appreciate the fact im have been accused to ripping you off. Its not like I sent them out to you and not told you and took your money is it? You examined them were happy with them and brought them.

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    ^^^ Looks like the above has cleared up the possible issues then

    Not that i'm saying there is anything wrong as such with the wheel, I personally would sort it out and just rest assured in my own mind, or i'd never forget about it lol.

    Metal magic only charged approx £25 for the tyre taking off, grinding the crack out, filling it full of weld, dressing it up and re-fitting and balancing the wheel after. All in all an excellent price really.

    Looking at where your damage is if it doesn't leak and balances up OK as Brett said, then it might be alright, if the crack was on the very edge of the wheel then i'd deffinatly be inclined to get it fixed.

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