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Leaky rims?

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by drgaz, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. drgaz

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    Hi do the rims crack or is it just a case of cleaning the rims on the inside as My 53 C200cdi is always needing the tire pressure adjusting.is it a common fault? regards Gaz
     
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    Thanks for that never gave it a thought.
     
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    Not an uncommon problem with ''older'' alloy wheels.......in the past my local tyre fitter has had to take a tyre off, scrape and thoroughly clean the rims and reseal with their magic black goo all round the rims where the tyre seats.......refit tyre.....job done.

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    I wouldn't tyre weld it personally. Lots of places will also turn you away for puncture repairs if your tyres are full of that stuff. Plus it isn't a permanent repair as it will eventually crack.

    Just take it to a tyre shop and get them to reseal your rims. They will just need to wire brush where the rim face meets the tyre and then put some sealant on it. - Problem solved.
     
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    Hi Yes I think I will take it in to the tyre place and have the rims cleaned.
    wile I am here,
    Any good tyre brands you can recomend I don't do many motorway runs mainly the A44 Leicester to mid wales 300 round trips and seen to be making progress so good grippy tyres.Not botherd about expense.
     
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    Mercedes are majoring on Continentals but in terms of opinions on this Forum you are likely to get a wide range of opinion.
    You pays your money and takes your chances provided you are fitting the correct specification tyres.

    A lot of helpful information here:

    www.tyres-pneus-online.co.uk

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    Thanks for that I will check out some rubber out I use BRIDGESTONE on my bikes.I like contis to
     
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    Just taken my 4 year alloys in for a referb from my V70R,,never kerbed one in all that time but I got do fed up with them loosing pressure, I had the black stuff for a few years and that worked well for quite some time as the others have said
     
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    I will wip the wheels off the C200 today and drop them off at the tire shop in the morning.I May be tempted to have 4 new tyres wile there off.
     

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