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Wheel repair

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Kyliewww, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Kyliewww

    Kyliewww Senior Member

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    Caught a curb this evening which has caused a dent in the wheel, cracked 'rim' bit and a split tyre. Anyone know any mobile people in Essex that might be able to help?

    I know that I will need a new tyre but am hoping to be able to save the wheel; 15" 2005 A-Class Elegance.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    If it is cracked it needs specialist treatment, but if just grazed then a mobile can tidy it up.

    Dont feel too bad about it most of us will do this at some point in life better if you cold put a picture up
     
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    Frontstep Senior Member

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    If its cracked you might source a replacement on Ebay easier.
     
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    Kyliewww

    Kyliewww Senior Member

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    Looked on eBay and nothing the same... Just put on new tyres on the front so don't really want to start replacing all the wheels..

    Thinking that I need a wheel specialist just to check that it's still round as the centre cap has popped out too :(
     
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    Quite a kerbing then!!!
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Kyliewww

    Kyliewww Senior Member

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    Oh yeah! Cut a corner and the back N/S wheel caught the edge of the curb in between a missing curb stone! Did go bang :shock:
     
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    Gkinghorn Senior Member

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    someone did manage to get a quick snap of it though.....

    [​IMG]
     
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    Kyliewww

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    Called into Maldon CarBody today (http://www.maldon-carbody.co.uk/) today and they looked at the wheel and said it looked OK. They rang a local tyre fitter and they got me a good price on a tyre and checked the wheel. All OK :) So, although I am a tyre 'down' the wheel is OK. I've been advised that I can leave it or for cosmetic reasons, can have it repaired. Just right now, it will stay as it is as I am going to contact the council; I know that it was my poor driving that caused the damage but the curb still needs to be fixed.

    Will keep an eye out on eBay for another wheel I thin. Thank you all for your help.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Ask Pristine wheels in Northampton,,, they have a few wheels there
     
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    JonnyCJ Senior Member

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    Hmmm - if the missing kerb stone had been there would it have had the same result ?

    I'm not a fan of compensation culture by any means, but if you feel that the people responsible for the kerbs are in any way responsible for the damage to your wheel/tyre it may be worth a quick letter to them.

    If you're going to get the wheel repaired because it's dangerous not to, then keep the receipts and send them in with your letter.

    Good luck !

    CJ
     

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