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Author Topic: FPS alloys - suspect poreous  (Read 941 times)
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DavidLaver
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« on: 18 April, 2013, 09:07:44 AM »


I have a project car with two tyres that keep going flat.  Alas I haven't (yet) been rigorous enough to work out if I've just been unlucky with the scrap tyres that go on it (out of a rubbish pile at a fitters it's no surprise to find many will be split or punctured...) or if there's a problem with those wheels.

The wheels could be cracked - next time the tyres come off rather than a quick wire brush at the fitters I'm going to bring them back "naked" for a really close look.  Cracks wouldn't be surprising - it was a rally car and many of the wheels that came with it were really mangled.  They could be poreous.  Its a mid 80s car.  From memory the tyres go flat over a period of months not days but of course once flat and left the tyres crack...

Would there be a problem with painting the inside of the rim?   Is this "common practice"?

David
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« Reply #1 on: 18 April, 2013, 09:10:12 AM »


...and its not yet at the point where I want to spend a lot of money.

Tubes are the other obvious thought but finding somewhere willing to put them in is a challenge these days.  The place I go is "old school" and knows its just to keep the thing mobile so I'm in with a chance.

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