Bry

Alloy Wheel refurb

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Hello All

This post is something of a cry for help and hopefully a warning to other members.

My car has the 18 inch 5 spoke Proteus imitation split rims which I decided required a full refurbishment however when the company started the job they contacted me to advise the imitation allen bolts were plastic and would dissolve in whatever solution he was using.

Although now useless he very kindly removed and returned them when I collected the car and I have to say the fact they are missing is not as noticeable as I expected.

Don't know if this is an item which could be purchased and not sure how they would have been fitted originally presumably some kind of gun or punch and doubt it would be worth trying to glue them in not least cos there are 60 slots all together.

Any members had any similar experience ?

Thank you

Brian

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There are fake bolts on fleabay.  They call them rivets for some reason. Available in chrome and, mmmm, gold. I didn't check to see if other colours were available but there were numerous listings.

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Thank You Jerry

 

I'm actually quite happy with the way they are. Thought about looking on line but concerned about how to fit them and potential damage to re-furb but no harm looking.

 

Thanks again 

 

Brian

 

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