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How can i bring my old alloy wheels back to life?

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Ok some ppl might suggest the finest wet and dry sand paper no dont listen to them you should defintly use wonder wheels its the best polish out and cheap here is a pic http://www.netparts.co.uk/store/images/products/wheels.jpg
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When accelerating at 55mph, I start to get front end vibration. It happens in all gears. Goes away when I take foot off gas.


Sounds like wheel balance, check front wheels for loss of weights outter and inner rim, alloy wheels have sticky weights steel rims have clamp on weights either can be lost....say if you clip the kerb/sidewalk or just through centrifugal force. A garage will check wheel balance and attach weights if needed.

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Torque setting for wheel nuts on Renault Alloy wheels


130(NM) 96 ft/lbs is the torque setting for a 2008 renault scenic so as not to ruin studs or brake rotors should be sufficient for allloys just need to check alloy lug nuts more often

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What is the torque setting for my alloy wheels?


Your torque spec is usually based off of lug diameter, if you have 19mm lug nuts then 75#ft should be sufficient.

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What is the difference between Steel and alloy wheels on a Jeep


Steel is better but alloy looks better. It you baha use steel. If you want to pick up chicks use alloy.

Feb 20, 2013 | Jeep Cars & Trucks

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My daughter want to change her Scion alloy mag


That's definitely possible.

She'll need to thoroughly wash the wheel.
Then she'll need to sand the wheel down using 120 to 320 grit sandpaper in order to remove the gloss from the current finish and prepare it for primer. If your wheels are chrome, you need to get below the glossy surface to the dull finish below. Use 600 grit sandpaper to smooth out the the rim.
Then use a rag to remove the remaining dust.

If the tire is still on the wheel, tape and cover up the tire.

Lay the rim down on a flat surface in a well ventilated area and spray 2 to 3 coats of primer

Once it dries, gently sand it again with 600 grit sandpaper to to smooth it out again. use a rag to remove the excess dust.

Then spray 2 to 3 coats of the paint that she wants. and let dry.
Sand again to remove any runs in the paint.

Then spray 2 to 3 coats of clear coat. sand with 1000 to 1500 to remove any burrs. Then use a polishing agent to bring the shine back


Sep 22, 2009 | Scion TC Cars & Trucks

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17in alloys wheels makes strange sound


what design are they, two thing could be doing it, if the obviouse touching has already been investigated, one is the design, if the spokes/hub sits out further than the rim than the outer of the rim they could be catching the wind and making some freaky noises, or if the center dishes in then maybe they are "loud" tyres by that i mean do the tyres have wide grooves, directional etc, high performance tyres are in principle very noisy. hope this has been handy.

May 15, 2009 | 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Rover 400, rear wheels locked


If they are not Alloy wheels then take the wheel trims off and hit them with a hammer until they loosen. This happened to me on an old megane when i went away a few years back

Mar 06, 2009 | 1995 Land Rover Discovery

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Every other week i'm getting flat tyres very unexpectedly. The tyre pressure warning light comes on but instantly the tyre is completely flat. Apparently its due to corrosion of alloy rims, how can i get...


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A temporary workaround/remedy is to put innertube inside the tire. Even if the alloy rims could not longer provide a good air tight seal, the inner tube would still hold the air. You may need to specify the tire size and width. Additionally, you may want to ask your tireman to likewise install a buffer of some sort between the innertube and the alloy rim. This is to prevent the any sharp portion of the corroded alloy rim puncturing the inner tube. Some local tiremen use a cutoff/old inner tubre as buffer.

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Oct 15, 2008 | Mini Cooper S Cars & Trucks

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Alloy wheels pitted and rusing


Hi have a nice day!
I think following article found to be interesting.
Most wheels on the market today feature a painted surface, machine lip or face with a clear finish. To take care of your alloy wheels without damaging the protective finish frequent washing with a quality car wash, such as McGuire's or Polyglaze, and water is highly recommended.
Periodic use of a bug and stain remover can prevent permanent damage, whilst waxing will protect the alloy wheel finish from the elements. NEVER use abrasive cleaners, steel wool, or polishing compounds. ALWAY's be wary of automatic car washes. SOME use acidic cleaners to remove dirt and grime. Others may use stiff brushes for cleaning alloy wheels and tyres. BOTH of these WILL HARM your Wheels So always ask about equipment and procedures before entering the car wash.
Never allow your alloy wheels or tyres to be STEAM cleaned. Hot steam can dull the paint or clear coat finish on your alloy wheels. NEVER clean HOT Wheels always wait until they cool down. Water on your alloy wheels will dry faster on a hot surface and cause your cleaning solution to dry to quickly leaving spots or a film of soap on your wheels.
Cleaning wheels in direct sunlight also causes the wheel to dry out to quickly, leaving spot's in the finish. This is a particular problem with chrome wheels, and machined faced alloy wheels. Clean your wheels on a regular basis, they are often the dirtiest part of your vehicle and they're constantly exposed to the elements, corrosive brake dust, ocean and sea salt plus the inevitable road tar.
Disc brake dust is a BIG problem. If not REMOVED it can actually burn small marks into the chrome or alloy wheels, which in turn if left untreated can lead to PITTING of your alloy or chrome wheels. Chrome plated wheels are particularly susceptible if left untreated SO please make sure care is taken. Clear coating on your machine lip of face alloy wheels can suffer a similar fate if left untreated.
If you do not clean Chrome Wheels or Alloy Wheels regularly moisture, which harboured in brake dust and grime, can lead to SEVERE pitting and rusting of chrome wheel surfaces.
TAKE "PROPER" care otherwise your warranty on your Alloy wheels or Chrome Wheels could be voided.

May 23, 2008 | 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

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