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    Default Wheely good advice!

    Had the joy of taking the better halfs Corolla for its first mot and service last week. It passed but the service guy pointed out a big ding to one of the front Alloys, suggestion was replace it as could be causing uneven wear, also that its not repairable! New Toyota one is £250ish

    A certain site has a set of 4 up for £100 at the mo.

    Herself even remembers hitting the kerb to avoid a neighbour(in her car)

    I would welcome any advice on possibility of a repair etc.

    And no I haven't commented on anyones driving ability

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    lepsons at Gillingham mate... if they can't repair it then no-one can.. look in the yellow pages or google for them under alloy wheel repairs...

    mark the cabby may even have a phone number for them..they did his Mrs's wheels..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scalesy View Post
    Had the joy of taking the better halfs Corolla for its first mot and service last week. It passed but the service guy pointed out a big ding to one of the front Alloys, suggestion was replace it as could be causing uneven wear, also that its not repairable! New Toyota one is £250ish

    A certain site has a set of 4 up for £100 at the mo.

    Herself even remembers hitting the kerb to avoid a neighbour(in her car)

    I would welcome any advice on possibility of a repair etc.

    And no I haven't commented on anyones driving ability
    I have successfully repaired awheel rim using a compound called JB WELD, it costs about £7, it is mixed like an epoxy (same way as araldite), it sticks really well, dries very hard, it can be shaped and painted. I purchased mine from an ironmonger in Rugby. Hope you find it works o.k.

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    WHOA!!!!!

    that is very dangerous as the wheels are a structural part of the car and JB weld is little more than a filler...

    proper repairs are T.I.G. welded, and more wheels are scrapped than repaired..

    what you have there is one really dangerous wheel, i would get it off the car this instant...it's an accident waiting to happen...It's also going to invalidate your insurance if they find out after a shunt that you've done this to the wheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    WHOA!!!!!

    that is very dangerous as the wheels are a structural part of the car and JB weld is little more than a filler...

    proper repairs are T.I.G. welded, and more wheels are scrapped than repaired..

    what you have there is one really dangerous wheel, i would get it off the car this instant...it's an accident waiting to happen...It's also going to invalidate your insurance if they find out after a shunt that you've done this to the wheel
    If its that bad should the Dealers have let it stay on the car and should it have passed the MOT?

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    NO to both, if they spotted it they would have reported it to the customer..

    if the MOT inspector had seen it, he should have failed it.

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    I will stick a Pic on later for general perusal!

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    okay, be interested to see it..

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    Here is the offending article can get a new one for £130 or four used ones for about the same.

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    They may be able to heat it and dress it back into shape, but i'd be prepared for Lepson's to say it's scrapped....that is quite a bend in the rim bead..

    depends on how the other wheels are as to if i'd buy a new one or 4 more 2nd hand ones and get them re-furbed..

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