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Alloywheel paint colour.....

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sooooo.... 'I' didnt kerb my alloys. Someone else did....

But... Id like to get a touch up pen of either the same paint colour/similar. Im aware it wont be perfect but I'm hoping to stop corrosion. Im guessing they'll be kerbed a bit more than they are already...im a driving instructor.

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1 hour ago, mastachaz said:

standard ford silver color

 

Moondust im guessing 🙂

 

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You should consider getting a set of Alloygators fitted. I had them for years on a previous car and they saved me a fortune on constant refurbs... (Oh, and get them properly fitted, they look easy, but they aren't! LOL)

https://alloygator.com/uk/

 

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Alloygators are not suitible for all of the original Ford wheels (especially the larger wheels). When Alloygators are installed on those wheels the Alloygators will damage the paint of the wheel and can even come loose and damage the bodywork of the car when they come off. There are several examples of this happening on original 18 or 19 Inch wheels. Most Alloygators were installed by (different) professional Alloygator suppliers so an installation fault can be ruled out.

 

 

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LOL, wondered how long the first nay sayer of Alloygators would arrive! 25 minutes is a bit of a record. Here's the thing, Alloygators when properly installed, can't 'come off', unless you have discovered a way of defying the laws of physics. If you think they'll damage the paint, the paint wasn't in that great condition to begin with. Look, we could debate this for ages, but I used them on 2 x cars for nearly 10 years and have actual experience. The only reason I no longer need them is that my lowly LX has steel wheel fitted! If you don't like them, I respect that, but to start your own 'project fear', well, 🤣

Alloygator fitted to my 18" Oz SuperTurismos

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I only say that alloygators are not suitible for every type of alloy wheel. There is nothing wrong with the concept of Alloygators but many of the larger original Ford wheels are simply not suitible for Alloygators.

Alloygators can only be used if the shape of the rim edge meets the requirements. Alloygator has a simple tool to check this. If the shape of the rim edge does not meet the requirements the alloygators will not be clamped properly between the rim and the tyre and can easily come loose.

 

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Good point, I just got this from their web site as I wasn't aware of any limitations... (Though, still can't see how they'd come off...)

""AlloyGators are not recommended for machine polished or diamond cut alloy wheels. Although fitting the product will provide superior protection against kerb damage, due to existing imperfections in the lacquered wheel surface our product may increase the risk of moisture retention and accelerate wheel degradation. Providing there is no minute damage to the wheel surface, fitting AlloyGators should not cause damage on its own, however AlloyGator™ Ltd accepts no liability if the causes the aforementioned damage when fitted to machine polished or diamond cut alloy wheels. We do have many customers with machine polished wheels who use AlloyGators for wheel protection. ""

 

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These pictures were posted on the Dutch Focusclub forum:

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The owner of this car had the Alloygators installed by a specialist. The alloygators were installed on stock wheels and tyres. 3 of the 4 Alloygators came loose within 1000 KM resulting in damage to the wheels and bodywork.

 

When considering Alloygators it is very important to make sure that the wheels are suitible. This can easily be checked by inserting a small thin piece of plastic between the tyre and the rim edge. If the piece of plastic can be inserted 10 mm or more the wheels are not suitible. In this case there is simply not enough clamping force to clamp the Alloygators between the rim and the tyre which causes the Alloygators to come loose. Residual tyre grease or the usage of certain tyre dressings can also cause the Alloygators to come loose.

 

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