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Old 09-02-2018, 11:39 PM   #11
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rdtyres these guys were good last time I needed tyres changed. They came recommended on other forums.
Im sure I used them before as they were recommended on another forum and they did a good job although I seem to recall they did nick the wheel ever so slightly but thanks for reminding me.

I've just looked them up on google for their address and see they were wound up last year!!
http://www.heraldscotland.com/announ...GBURN_LIMITED/

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Old 10-02-2018, 12:25 AM   #12
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Why do alloys get damaged, is it lack of care, inexperience or cheap machinery.
I think its just a lack of care to be honest.

If I had the space I would definitely invest in the equipment myself as its not that much for peace of mind. Then just charge mates and family a nominal amount.

I reckon the best place to go to have tyres changed is a wheel refurber as they aren't going to take care refurbing the alloy to then damage it putting the tyre back on. However a couple that I've asked have said no they don't offer that service.
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:13 PM   #13
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I had a friend who had a tyre place.
Despite being careful, his machine still marked the diamond cut lip as it clamped it securely.
Not a dent, but just a slight haze in the laquer that was visible on unclamping.
He did the next 3 by placing them face down ontop of plastic supports so the clamps gripped the inside lips.
Another danger is if the fitter is brutal using a metal bar to break the bead causing damage around the lips.
When my friend sold up I had to find another fitter.
My new fitter uses a Magamount Smart machine.
Clamps the central part of the alloy with a cloth lined clamp.
Plastic wheel to break the bead.
Automated design means even a rookie can use it.
See it in action here
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Old 18-03-2018, 09:40 PM   #14
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Would personally recommend Gerry at RD Tyres.

I have used him for a number of years, the last time being only a few weeks ago so he is definitely still trading.
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Old 19-03-2018, 09:49 AM   #15
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Autotec use the Hunter Revolution machine which is about £30k and does the fully automated, damage free clamping & removal. Central clamp, plastic tyre wheel, etc.

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Old 17-04-2018, 09:42 PM   #16
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Im sure I used them before as they were recommended on another forum and they did a good job although I seem to recall they did nick the wheel ever so slightly but thanks for reminding me.

I've just looked them up on google for their address and see they were wound up last year!!
http://www.heraldscotland.com/announ...GBURN_LIMITED/
company is still very much open bud,

rdtyres.co.uk
460 pinkston road
Springburn

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Old 18-04-2018, 05:48 AM   #17
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Jamie @ Gorbals Tyre Centre. Always looked after my wheels and is a petrolhead so will look after you
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im not far from you in busby , I used prestige tyres here in busby a few times and they trashed an alloy which they had to pay to get refurbed . would avoid them in my opinion . although others do rate them . looking at where others recommend as im struggling also for a decent fitter
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Old 27-09-2018, 01:47 PM   #19
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Kingsway MOT in EK done both my cars through black circles with no issues

They take you in to inspect the wheels together before fitting and then after fitting to ensure no damage

easy as
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Ask the wheel refurb company.

The company who fitted my tyres on my new 3SDM 0.05's fitted for wheel refurbishers, they cant damage the wheels otherwise the end customer would not accept the refurbed wheels.

However some wheel refurn companies fitt their own and understandably they have to do it damage free if they have just refurbished a set of alloys.

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