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Old 02-Jun-2010, 10:23 AM
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Post trackdays it is definitely something worth checking, particularly for those with painted/refurbed wheels.
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Post trackdays it is definitely something worth checking, particularly for those with painted/refurbed wheels.
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Interested why you say this? Does the process of refinishing somehow affect the metal or clearances or thread on the wheels?
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Old 02-Jun-2010, 10:39 AM
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Interested why you say this? Does the process of refinishing somehow affect the metal or clearances or thread on the wheels?
The fresh paint expands and contracts with heat making the wheels a little bit loose, being a bit loose, the vibration can/will eventually cause the wheel to work its way loose.

Best to scrape the paint away where the bolt and the wheel contact.
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Old 02-Jun-2010, 10:41 AM
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OK thanks, didn't know that. I'm looking to get the M3 wheels refinished soon, as they will no longer (hopefully) be seeing gravel traps so I'm interested.
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jeez, thats a nightmare, i didn't hear that. that will be an expensive fix i assume
Actually, I was very lucky.....M&G did me an extrememly good deal...thank god

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Post trackdays it is definitely something worth checking, particularly for those with painted/refurbed wheels.
I think the feedback from M&G was that I damaged my hub whe i spun off.....it sounded so bad after the trackday but someone said that it was making that noise/wobble because i'd picked up rubber off the track or something. Anyway, it will never happen to me EVER again
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Happened to me on my first day on the road in my nissan almera. Doing about 50mph the p/s wheel came off and car skided into the hard shoulder
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I think the feedback from M&G was that I damaged my hub whe i spun off.....it sounded so bad after the trackday but someone said that it was making that noise/wobble because i'd picked up rubber off the track or something. Anyway, it will never happen to me EVER again
Having spun many cars, both intentionally and not so intentionally, that sounds very odd to me.

A normal dealer would not be aware of the painted wheel issue as it just wouldnt be on their radar.
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Lou after talking with the lads it was more than likely that time the road was in bits and you wrecked both rims or when the blots sheared in the hub, alls well now its got fixed

Well thats May out of the way fingers crossed no costs for the rest of the year
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Lou after talking with the lads it was more than likely that time the road was in bits and you wrecked both rims or when the blots sheared in the hub, alls well now its got fixed

Well thats May out of the way fingers crossed no costs for the rest of the year
Thats probably more plausible.
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Always check wheels especially after getting new tyres or swapping rims, must check my own now
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