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Old 12-04-2003, 22:41   #1 (permalink)
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Is it true that you can't have alloy's re-rolled?

Dinged up a couple of my AU XR6 alloy's a while back and the mechanic said that you can't repair them. I have heard that aluminium no longer has strength after bending but does no one fix them at all even if they only have slight bending on the outer rim's?
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Re: Is it true that you can't have alloy's re-rolled?

Well i always thought they were 99% repairable, they aluminium weld the dings, then machine in back to straight, then polish the rims back to normal, or paint, or whatever you fancy, all at a price though :0)

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Re: Is it true that you can't have alloy's re-rolled?

it just depends on how damaged they are, they can be rolled out, some times it works out cheaper to buy a rim than fix it.
Take it to someone who can fix it and get them to say if they can or you are better off getting a new rim
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Re: Is it true that you can't have alloy's re-rolled?

Cracked and lost about 2" out of the side of a Fairlane alloy rim about 10 years ago.Took it to a alloy welding specialist who repaired it.After he fixed it you could not tell where it was repaired.
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Re: Is it true that you can't have alloy's re-rolled?

I heard it was illegal to repair alloy rim's but if you find the right repairer they will fix the problem if you know what I mean.
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Re: Is it true that you can't have alloy's re-rolled?

I've had it done, and the damaged wheel came back looking better than the other three.... So I had to get the other three spruced up. I thought it was legal, and never had a problem with the work they did. Would do it again, and it was a lot cheaper than buying new rims.
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