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I hit a small black object (must have been solid steel) and it badly damaged a wheel. Scuse my ignorance, but I'm not sure if it's a mag wheel or alloy. Anyway, one wheel shop said it could not guarantee a repair job would be safe and it would be better to buy a new rim. But it seems these (expensive) wheels are only sold in lots of four. Can I ask if anyone has had experience of this and how did they handle it? Appreciate the help.

 

 

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There is a guy runs a small shop in Cholburi repairing wheels. Near the CP factory. His Tel 086 112 6882, 080 644 2330, 087 096 3849. He does not speak English so you will need a Thai to talk with him. I have seen him repair worse than yours. Question is, how safe are they once he's finished?

 

I can't read the make of wheel on your photo but you might try tracking down the manufacturer, in which case they would sell you one wheel for +4000 Bats.

 

Even if the tyre looks ok, its core will have been damaged. Needs to be replaced.

 

 

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My wife hit a pothole doign 80 and damaged one of my lenso wheels. Had it repaired and drove on it for the next 10 years or so when I sold the car. Reconditioning then wheels at that time cost about 700 baht a piece. It may not be possible to get a replacement wheel if its an old wheel.

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Are rims that expensive?

  I bought 4 new ones and 4 tyres a few months ago...along with getting some other work done (too lazy to look for the receipt now).

  I am selling the car  (including the 4 wheels... 555) for 60,000 Bt?

PS....Taxed up until Aug 2020.

 

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36 minutes ago, henry15 said:

Use your spare wheel

A spare is not usually an alloy, but a plain steel wheel, so it would look horrible.

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I had that situation a few years back on both my offside wheels. I was heading down Suk towards Baan Amphur and something steel and sharp must have fallen off a truck ahead and I drove straight over it. Both tyres were flat and both alloys badly dented. I took the car to a tyre shop (driving very slowly on the hard shoulder) in Baan Amphur. The cheap Chinese tyres would cost about 3600 Baht for a pair, but the guy shook his head at the cost of replacing the alloys, even if you could find the same ones. Luckily my gardener knew a shop on Suk in Na Jomtien, not far from the pet hospital, that specialised in alloy rim repairs. He had them for a day to weld and grind it all back into shape and we picked the refurbished rims up and took them to the tyre shop, where my car was being kept. They had to test the rims with new tyres in a water bath to make sure there were no leaks, and if there were we'd have had to take them back to Na Jomtien to get some more work done on them, but the guy knows his stuff and everything was fine. Cost was around 1600 Baht for two rims, a bargain compared with buying new ones. This was over two years ago and - touch wood - I've had no problems with the alloys at all.

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1 hour ago, thaiguzzi said:

Ah, the jokey, racist, xenophobic, stupid reply.

So funny.

You ought to be a stand up comedian.

Hilarious.

Thanx ever so much.

Not.

But true.

 

50 minutes ago, giddyup said:

A spare is not usually an alloy, but a plain steel wheel, so it would look horrible.

Horribly safe you mean?

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