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Old 29-03-18, 15:44
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bent alloy

Is it possible for a mildly bent alloy to be fixed?
It's not a split rim.

Birmingham area would be useful.
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Old 29-03-18, 18:37
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Depends on the damage but could well be fixable.
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Old 29-03-18, 19:18
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I've seen some of the stuff that Lepsons in Gillingham Kent have started with and I'd have thought it was scrap metal. Their courier will collect & return.
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Old 29-03-18, 19:55
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Wheel Perfection next door to my business in Telford can re-align alloys depending on how badly bent they are. Post a photo of the offending item.

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Old 29-03-18, 20:35
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JB Place and Son in Tysley can fix even the most buggered of alloys, not very expensive either.
Speedwells in Tysley are also very good but you pay the premium for their work.
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Got some very reasonably priced Alloys available if they are right size would accept much lower than advertised price - check For Sale under OZ Racing
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Old 31-03-18, 18:55
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Thanks for the advice guys.

Unfortunately the wheels for sale would have been a perfect replacement but for the fact that I have 13" wheels fitted (notwithstanding it being the correct offset).

I will follow up the advice regarding the repairers in Tysley.

The damage is so small that I didn't even notice it when cleaning the wheels and I'm taking the word of the tyre fitters who are having trouble balancing the wheel. I've driven with the wheel in its present state and noticed a slight shake at 90mph so I thought a simple balance would solve it.
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Old 03-04-18, 22:58
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Update.
I took one of my alloys that was fitted with a wet tyre to exchange it with the 'buckled' alloy. To cut a long story short, one of the other fitters came to assist the nice young man and balanced all of the wheels with no trouble at all, i.e. no buckled wheel after all!
I can only think the original guy was not seating the wheel correctly on the machine and getting wild results.
So after a lot of faff, 2 wheels have been balanced, one has had a new valve fitted and it was all done for £15. Cheap, but could have been a lot more efficient.
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