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Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:37 pm 
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Got a few gouges/scars where balances were placed on the mags, as you can see in the photos. Whats the best way to fix em?

I was thinking very fine sanding then try to match with spraypaint?? Dunno. Will be a bugger to match the paint. Its that pearl finish....

 

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:46 am 
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G'day spannerhead. A mate of mine with mark's on his painted/powder coated rims had them repaired , it was through a Franchise type set up. He was very happy with the job. When i speak to him next I'll get the detail's.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:16 am 
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Dont sand them as it will take off the protective coating, have them repaired professionally.
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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:01 am 
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s**t do the weights do that? When I had new tyres fitted they put those edge clip weights on instead of those ones that fit inside the rim.

I'm gonna have to get mine off pronto.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:20 am 
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Yes. weights on the outside of the rim is a cheap nasty solution indeed! I had them on my old car and had them removed only to find marks worse than those! Luckily i knew someone who did wap overs n basically swapped mine over for new ones for 300, needless to say i did this but now they have closed down i and will need to pay around 600 for this service for my current rims from a few scrapes.

Long story short always use internal balance weights!!

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:24 am 
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I love having rims with no lip, stops them even trying to convince you to use clip weights :)

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:37 pm 
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Yeah - a series of dumbass tyre places over the years have put weights on the outside of the rim. Not Happy Jan! :x Let it be a lesson to you all who love your rims - specify INSIDE WEIGHTS. Frickin lazy idiots.

Sounds like ill have to get em done prefessionally - on closer inspection, the rims do have a special coating which will be impossible to match.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:55 pm 
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Just to clarify the termonology for tyre balancing weights:

Clip-ons - The Ugly visible ones that you can see, and yes they will also damage your mag after removal

Stick-ons - A desired balancing weight stuck with powerful double-sided tape on the inside of the rim.

There is no cost difference to the consumer so make sure you ask for the stick-on weights

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:02 pm 
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I love having rims with no lip, stops them even trying to convince you to use clip weights :)

yeah, just got some tyres for mine and they used the stick-on weights, cause there is no lip!!

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:43 pm 
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I got weights on the my rims. You can see them but they are behind the spokes, so they arent very visable.

 

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