Leaking steel rims

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Leaking steel rims

Post by Overdrive » 08 May 2017 20:31

I have the original 15" steel rims on my 21 year old patrol. Over they years they leak and I have them "bandaged" on the inside (by a professional rim doctor) and it lasts a few years and then they leak again. Its pretty dangerous - got back from a long trip last week with one tyre on 1 bar!

Ive heard of putting paint on the cracks (from the inside) and then pumping up the pressure to force the paint into the cracks but that seems a bit dodgy to me.

Are there any better solutions out there?
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Re: Leaking steel rims

Post by Tinus lotz » 08 May 2017 20:35

Jip try get hold of a set of patrol steelies or 4.5 mags you are going to have to go for 16 inch tyers

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Re: Leaking steel rims

Post by Michael » 09 May 2017 05:12

Rod, as far as I know there are no permanent fix for those specific rims. The better option would be to replace them.

There are 15" alloy wheels that should fit no problem and I found a place a while back that manufactures 15" offroad steelies. Will see if I still have their details
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Re: Leaking steel rims

Post by Michael » 09 May 2017 05:24

Found it. If I knew about this place before I got my alloy wheels I might have gone for them instead.

http://4x4rims.co.za/rims-in-stock
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Re: Leaking steel rims

Post by Peter Connan » 09 May 2017 06:08

Rod, those cracks grow, until the rim splits.

Please, for your own safety, get rid of them as fast as you can.
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Re: Leaking steel rims

Post by Wilkie » 09 May 2017 07:48

I got a set of 16" steelies available (5) with tyres

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Re: Leaking steel rims

Post by offroadbiker » 09 May 2017 08:28

Wilkie wrote:I got a set of 16" steelies available (5) with tyres
Bande se size?
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Re: Leaking steel rims

Post by Russ Kellermann » 09 May 2017 08:33

Chuck those old rims... time for new ones. Unfortunately thats just part of the game. Please don't drive one more km on those things.
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Re: Leaking steel rims

Post by Jules » 09 May 2017 09:24

Replace Rod a friend of mine rims disintegrated fortunately he was doing 30km/ph then else death to family

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