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    Unhappy Cracked 19" snowflake

    Hi all,

    I took my car in to have a slow puncture fixed on the front nearside wheel. It takes about two weeks to go from 40psi to abot 28psi but never seems to go any lower

    Once the wheel was off they noticed two small cracks on the inner rim opposite each other about 1" long.

    They could not find any air leak in the tyre and said it's probably laeking from the cracks once the weight of the car is on it

    So my point is..... I did a search and can't find any reference to a reputable alloy wheel repairer down south or how much it would be to have repaired. the wheel is mint apart from the cracks

    Can anyone recomend me a place around Bucks etc.

    Jon

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    I'd get a new one and gkeep the repaired as a spare mate - safer option than driving around on a repaired rim...

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    Not sure about your way mate but my irmy wheels were cracked and i had them repaired in Exeter top job as well check out my thread about them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    I'd get a new one and gkeep the repaired as a spare mate - safer option than driving around on a repaired rim...
    Repaired rims now a days are probably stronger than they were orig mate,times have moved on and most can repair them fine

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    gutted for you mate

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    Knowing the Bucks and Herts roads like I do at the moment, can you not claim from the local council for a pot hole causing the wheel to crack, then buy a new one ?? Just a thought.

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    i once had a cracked alloy repaired by an alloy welder about 2/3 years ago now, still good to this day. best bet would to go around a new engineers around your way as i think its kind of a specialist weld due to magnesium in it or something!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmac View Post
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    Repaired rims now a days are probably stronger than they were orig mate,times have moved on and most can repair them fine
    110% agreed!

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    Only needs to be ali welded on the inside... would never show.

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    that happend to me last onth when i hit a pothole! i tried getting it repaired but the repairs only lasted 1day, id get a new one mate, 19" snowflake part number-13153122,

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