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Old 10-25-2006, 08:37 PM   #1
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aluminum rim repair

Hello guys and gals. I'm new to the Board. Allow me to introduce myself - I'm calling myself "One Bright Star" after one of my cars, a 1977 Chevy Nova that I deem to be just that.

Anyway, my non-mechanical question (hope you don't mind) for you guys is this: How do you effectivley repair a pinhole on the inside of an aluminum rim? I had repair done to the rim recently, (it was bent) and all is OK there now. After I got the rim back and put it back in service there was a slow leak that's turned out to be a pinhole in the rim. I know it was caused somehow by the repair work as it wasn't there before. Without having to weld such a small hole, can anyone suggest a good, quick fix for this kind of problem?

I though of a rubbery coating on the inside of the rim, something that might harden and fill the hole from the inside. Then when the tire is remounted and re-pressurized the seal would be even better. What do any of you think about that?

Any other suggestions? I need to get my sharp little '97 Firebird with 17' Firehawks back in the road.

Much appreciated..

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Old 10-26-2006, 06:58 PM   #2
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Depending on how large the hole is, you could use solder. I'd tend to trust that as a more permanent fix than any kind of putty or similar substance on it.

I dunno if that would really work, never tried it. Just a thought.
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Old 10-26-2006, 08:17 PM   #3
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If its an aluminum rim, it might be better to just get a new one. When it comes to alloys they are expensive
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Old 10-27-2006, 03:29 AM   #4
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JB Weld would do the job
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:19 PM   #5
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Or maybe since you like penis, you can put yours in there to seal the hole. Im sure its small enough.
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