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    Hi Guys

    You probably saw my thread a while back regarding a set of snowflakes i won on ebay. When i went to collect them 3 were cracked and 1 had 2 flat spots. The guy text me this morning to say they have all been professionally repaired. I am waiting on pictures to see the quality of the work but would you guys trust a wheel that had been repaired?

    Thanks Tom

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    Personally NO! Well not without seeing xrays of the repairs!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    At the end of the day it's up to you mate. However, you are taking a risk with any repair no matter how well it's done. As long as you will be happy enough and willing to pay the money then go for it mate

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    i'd stay well clear, he could have used filler and some paint for all you know instead of having them alloy wheel welded, even then once they've cracked they have a weak spot on them so i wouldn't trust them. i'd like to see how they repaired the flat spots....big hammer?

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    at work we have had a couple of people coming in asking for wheels to be repaired and they all get the same answer NO they become weakened once they crack and are welded due to the heat they soften and are no longer as strong as they were from factory

    personally i wouldnt trust them but as said its your money and its upto you what you do with them

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    Shoes of the car that keep you on the road IMO cracked ones should never go on a car

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    would not go on my car

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    You asked the question. Sorry not for me hth ...............

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    Interesting topic! I am no expert but as others have said would the thermal effect the material around the crack ? however if you look on the web there are professional wheel refurbs that do offer this service...wonder what the insurance Co's point of view is ?

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