GRX Alloy Wheel

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GRX Alloy Wheel

Post by Clem » 31 Mar 2018 07:46

Hi guys,

Looking for one in very good condition. Stuffed one of mine up.

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Re: GRX Alloy Wheel

Post by hugejp » 31 Mar 2018 13:52

Can it be repaired??
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You CAN with a NISSAN!

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Re: GRX Alloy Wheel

Post by Tinus lotz » 31 Mar 2018 14:21

G man might have but he as a set lets see how many guys want a extra 17 inch patrol rim then we arrange

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Re: GRX Alloy Wheel

Post by mvcoller » 01 Apr 2018 20:58

Clem,

You are probably can repair it. I have seen some severely damaged mags repaired to look like new again. Probably cheaper too!!

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Re: GRX Alloy Wheel

Post by Clem » 02 Apr 2018 09:10

Thank you guys.

A couple of things on the repair suggestion:

As far as I know, the GRX wheels are unpainted and left "naked alloy". Given that, I wonder whether they can be cosmetically repaired to the same standard as the original wheels.

The current wheel is certainly not damaged in a manner which affects its functional use; rather it is cosmetic in nature. So I will continue using it in the meantime until I find another one.

I also would not want to send off the wheel for a protracted period of time to have it repaired and then find that I am effectively without a spare wheel when I need it most!

I in any event need a sixth wheel for "bush spare" purposes given my intention of keeping this vehicle for many years yet.

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Re: GRX Alloy Wheel

Post by mvcoller » 02 Apr 2018 10:13

The finish is called a "diamond cut" and then spay painted with a clear coat after cutting. Most wheel repair companies can do that. I would suggest Mag Wheel Services, 106 12th Ave, corner Park Drive in Fordsburg. They are open Saturday mornings. It should not take more than a week, at most,to get it back. They modified many, many of my racing car wheels for me, also opened up the centre spigot hole to 110mm from 108mm for many mags for my Patrols and my Safari.

MWS was for years owned by Cedric Saffy, the racing driver of American Sprint cars ex Wembley Stadium near Turffontein racecourse. It is now run by one of his staff members, an Indian fellow, who bought the business from Cedric when he retired.

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Re: GRX Alloy Wheel

Post by graham1 » 02 Apr 2018 14:18

Yip, I would go the refurb route. It should come out good as new.

On the worry of not having a spare - I’m sure someone on the forum can offer their spare to you for just in case. I would offer mine, but she gets used at least twice a week, so I can’t allow myself to be stranded.

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Re: GRX Alloy Wheel

Post by SJC » 02 Apr 2018 18:01

graham1 wrote:
02 Apr 2018 14:18

On the worry of not having a spare - I’m sure someone on the forum can offer their spare to you for just in case. I would offer mine, but she gets used at least twice a week, so I can’t allow myself to be stranded.
You get a puncture twice per week? :surprised:
Maybe consider another tyre brand... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

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Re: GRX Alloy Wheel

Post by graham1 » 02 Apr 2018 18:07

SJC wrote:
02 Apr 2018 18:01
graham1 wrote:
02 Apr 2018 14:18

On the worry of not having a spare - I’m sure someone on the forum can offer their spare to you for just in case. I would offer mine, but she gets used at least twice a week, so I can’t allow myself to be stranded.
You get a puncture twice per week? :surprised:
Maybe consider another tyre brand... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
Hahaha!

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Re: GRX Alloy Wheel

Post by Clem » 03 Apr 2018 05:50

mvcoller wrote:
02 Apr 2018 10:13
The finish is called a "diamond cut" and then spay painted with a clear coat after cutting. Most wheel repair companies can do that. I would suggest Mag Wheel Services, 106 12th Ave, corner Park Drive in Fordsburg. They are open Saturday mornings. It should not take more than a week, at most,to get it back. They modified many, many of my racing car wheels for me, also opened up the centre spigot hole to 110mm from 108mm for many mags for my Patrols and my Safari.

MWS was for years owned by Cedric Saffy, the racing driver of American Sprint cars ex Wembley Stadium near Turffontein racecourse. It is now run by one of his staff members, an Indian fellow, who bought the business from Cedric when he retired.
Many thanks Malcolm. I had no idea.

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