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How to repair a cracked alloy wheel
Alloy wheels can be welded within 24hrs sometimes even a day, we can collect the wheel with the tyre on if need be.
Cracked alloy wheels are a common problem on larger rims, cracks or hair line fractures on BMW alloys is even more common possibly due to run flat tyres, often the cracks are discovered when a slow puncture is discovered on your MOT, cracks can be repaired and still keep the wheels strength and integrity. Specialist welders can weld the alloy wheel for cracks, stress fractures or kerb damage or any other defects such as large chunks missing. Stage 1 of the process is to grind out both sides of the crack or hairline fracture. This is to get rid of any contamination so the weld will be perfect. Stage 2 is to weld both sides of the alloy wheel, some weld repairs often do one side which makes the wheel weak, once the weld is done on both sides, it is as strong as a new wheel. Stage 3 is to grind the weld down so it doesnt damage the inside of the tyre.