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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:38 am    Post subject: Refurbed wheels Reply with quote

Hi
Looking at refurbed OEM wheels on eBay.
Is there any way of telling if they've previously cracked and been repaired / welded - is that always visible despite refurb?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a crack in one of my 19s and after it was repaired and refurbed there was no sign whatsoever.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All depends on the quality of the repair.
If someone has gone to all the effort of grinding a weld down , filling it and sorting it properly then it need not be a concern
If it is a genuine Alpina wheel then there isn't really a drama if you get a repaired wheel as the initial metal is of a high enough grade to take a weld. The same cannot be said of many replica wheels.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's interesting thanks. I was looking at OEM BMW wheels...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeR wrote:
That's interesting thanks. I was looking at OEM BMW wheels...


OEM wheels made by Ronal or BBS on behalf of BMW can be welded back up with no issues
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