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Old 17th December 2007, 11:54   #1
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Default Repair Alloy - Is it possible?

I went to a tyre shop at Wilson Garden to get alignment done for my Car. The guy there claims that they repair bent Alloys. I always thought alloys don't bend or disfigure, they break on high impacts. However he showed me an alloy which was bent at the edge and was being taken for repair.

He claimed that there is some secret place where they do it and no one is allowed in that place.

In this thread let us discuss the following points,

1) Do alloys bend or disfigure?
2) Can they be repaired?
3) Can scratches be removed by polishing or buffing?
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1) Do alloys bend or disfigure?
yes
2) Can they be repaired?
yes
3) Can scratches be removed by polishing or buffing?
Never tried.

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Old 17th December 2007, 17:50   #3
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1) Do alloys bend or disfigure?
2) Can they be repaired?
3) Can scratches be removed by polishing or buffing?
1. YES
2. YES
3. YES, but minute scratches. Not the deeper ones.
When Deeper scratches , get it repainted
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In that case, what is the cost involved in removing the bend?

Also let me know if you know any places in Bangalore who do a decent job.
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1) Do alloys bend or disfigure?
2) Can they be repaired?
3) Can scratches be removed by polishing or buffing?

1. yes ofcourse, i had got bends on three rims of a palio sport.
2. yes again, managed to repair all three of them
3. never tried
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repair in the sense ... ? what kind of repair ? i got new alloys last week and observed a small piece broken,as it is new the dealer said he'll replace it free of cost..
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In that case, what is the cost involved in removing the bend?

Also let me know if you know any places in Bangalore who do a decent job.
i got it done in BTM layout they charged me 200rs per wheel(2 years back)
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1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Possible - Even for deep scratches. But I would not recommend it as the alloys tend to lose tensile strength and tend to bend/crack easily after the process. Same hold good for chroming as well. However painting could be a better alternative.

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In that case, what is the cost involved in removing the bend?

Also let me know if you know any places in Bangalore who do a decent job.

Vijay wheel alignment center near VV puram circle.

They did a wonderful job for my ikon alloy bend and charged 700rs per wheel.
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1) Do alloys bend or disfigure?
Yes
2) Can they be repaired?
Yes
3) Can scratches be removed by polishing or buffing?
Yes.You can paint the alloys.
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i got it done in BTM layout they charged me 200rs per wheel(2 years back)

Please let me know where in BTM Layout
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Does anyone know the process involed in removing the bend?

If heating is involved, won't it affect the alloy?
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But I have heard that if u try removing the bend, the alloy looses its strength.Plz. correct me if i am wrong
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But I have heard that if u try removing the bend, the alloy looses its strength.Plz. correct me if i am wrong

Experts... Please comment
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Yes it looses its strength, but seen alloys getting repaired even after breaking in 2 pieces but i doubt that will that much perfection after reparing them.
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