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Old 01-09-2019, 06:31 PM   #1
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Changing tyre scratched rims

Has anyone ever had a tyre change gone perfectly without doing some damage to the rims? I have some slight scoring around the edge of the rim which I am not too concerned about, but it is this:

It looks like they also adjusted the wheel balance because I have this scuff mark...

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Is this acceptable? :/

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Old 01-09-2019, 07:17 PM   #2
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What you mean by adjust the wheel balance,do you mean the weights are in a different place, because every Time you remove a tyre & refit it has to be balanced again & the weights end up in a different place.The scuff mark could be where the old weights where

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Old 01-09-2019, 07:25 PM   #3
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What you mean by adjust the wheel balance,do you mean the weights are in a different place, because every Time you remove a tyre & refit it has to be balanced again & the weights end up in a different place.The scuff mark could be where the old weights where

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That's what I meant sure. Is it normal for a scuff mark to be where the old weights were? I thought they are just on by adhesive?
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They are only held on with adhesive but it depends on what the tyre fitter used to remove them,when I remove them & they are unmarked alloys I always use plastic removal tools.some fitters just use scrappers or even screwdrivers.

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Is there a solution to get it fixed easily or at least hide it? Or is it a costly fix?
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:57 AM   #6
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Yes, I had my 3SDM 0.05's fitted damage-free

The weights are unfortunately unavoidable however might be worth finding a better fitter in future (one that fits the weighs correctly to start with)

the one I use fitts tyres for an alloy refurbisher so they have to fit damage-free otherwise the customer paying for their alloys to be refurbed won't pay the refurb company so the refurb guys have to use a damage-free fitter
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Old Tyre fitter in our village use to use a bread knife to saw the weights off
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Old Tyre fitter in our village use to use a bread knife to saw the weights off
The safest way is to remove the old ones yourself before with fishing wire and tar remover to remove the glue
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If you're using a tyre fitter that doesn't involve a lengthy drive would it be worth removing the wheel weights before going to the fitters?
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If you're using a tyre fitter that doesn't involve a lengthy drive would it be worth removing the wheel weights before going to the fitters?
This is why I recommend winter/beater wheels
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