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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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Fixing a Cracked Rim?

So last summer i hit a good sized pothole while driving at night and my left front tire popped, Which also resulted in a small dent in my alloy rims. So after taking the rim to my local machanic and having them try to bend that dent on the lip of the rim back, that resulted in a 2 inch crack to develop. Think i could use aluminum epoxy to just simply keep that crack from expanding?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 08:05 AM
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I would take them to a wheel repair shop. It's pretty dangerous to drive on. It may or may not be repairable

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Yeah a good wheel repair shop will straighten, weld that crack and mill the rim to like new condition.This way it will still match the other wheels.

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^^Agree^^

Don't really want to mess with anything between you and the highway, in the steering dept. My dad tried to "liquid metal" bond a engine block on one of our tractors...once. Let's just say it was a major fail.

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How safe would that be? I'd have that flaw in the back of my mind every time I drive. Would make things very uncomfortable for me if I didn't think it was sound.

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