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Offline richie2480

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Rim Protection
« on: 25 April 2020, 20:41 »
Hi all, Guessing this has been posted a few times. I'm getting my BStars paint repaired due to kerb scuffs. They've been painted once already due to scuffing but I wanted a darker shade of silver anyway. Can anyone recommend a tyre with good sidewall protection. Or does anyone have thoughts on these rim protection kits.
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Re: Rim Protection
« Reply #1 on: 31 May 2020, 22:25 »
Hey Richard, never been sure on alloygator etc. In my experience Falken tyres have had quite aggressive tyre wall protection.
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Offline Adam T7

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Re: Rim Protection
« Reply #2 on: 15 September 2020, 15:42 »
I was talking to Indy tyre fitter I’ve used for years - he reckons Alligators are not so good as they are stuck on in parts that can damage a Diamond Cut wheel when removed.
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Re: Rim Protection
« Reply #3 on: 15 September 2020, 16:09 »
I would always be nervous about fitting any rim protection product that needs to be hammered into place (admittedly, using a ‘soft’ hammer).

I’ve also read of one or two horror stories where these hammered on protectors have become detached from the wheel at the point where the two ends are joined, and the loose end starts flailing about with every revolution of the wheels, hitting the car’s body work and damaging the bodywork in the process.

I personally wouldn’t fit these rim protectors; I’d go for tyres that offer good rim protection, which I know is no guarantee against kerb damage, but IMO nothing offers 100% protection.
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