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split rims

 
Author rockinjv

On country roads
#1 | Posted: 3 Aug 2013 14:46 
I need one of my slr rims taking apart and re-sealing, anybody know somewhere accessible that would do the job?
thanks
jv
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Author Mad Hatter
At Le Bounty
#2 | Posted: 5 Aug 2013 08:51 
Are they sealed with an O ring ?

Author uncle albert

On ferry
#3 | Posted: 5 Aug 2013 11:41 
Best to send back to manufacture ,just in case of possible corrosion or o ring replacement also rebuilding wheel needs to be accurate

Author rockinjv

On country roads
#4 | Posted: 5 Aug 2013 12:09 

Author rockinjv

On country roads
#5 | Posted: 5 Aug 2013 12:10 
uncle albert

they're original superlight (KN??) wheels, not sure that the manufacturer exists anymore!
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Author Mad Hatter
At Le Bounty
#6 | Posted: 5 Aug 2013 12:47 
You won't have any joy with KN
They are sealed with silicone
So it should not be a major issue to reseal yourself

Image Wheels perimeter bolts leave the factory torqued to the correct FT/LB - 12/14 FT/LB

Author Bobbins
Planning a blat
#7 | Posted: 6 Aug 2013 21:13 
You might have some difficulty sealing them the way you're thinking .... they're welded up so effectively only 2-piece rims, ie. rim and spoked centre. The sealant in you're photograph is over the weld therefore if you think you have any leaking through the welded joint just run some more silicone sealant or Sikaflex over the weld.

Author chelspeed
Planning a blat
#8 | Posted: 11 Feb 2014 12:45 
Mad Hatter:
torqued to the correct FT/LB

Is that like ftlb? ft/lb would be a spring rate. Sorry pet hate of mine.......

The first SLR split rims were silcon sealed but leaked so they started welding them. The later ones from Barnby with magnesium centres were just sealed with silicon.

Author Crunchie Gears

Planning a blat
#9 | Posted: 12 Feb 2014 08:00 
I've rebuilt some of the Westfields image split rims with silicone. They take ages to do. I have tried a few products and now use silicone remover, then acetone then "Sticks Like Sh1t".

I had one done by Northampton Motorsport and they charged me £180 and used a black silicone gasket sealant that comes out when the brakes get hot on a track day. It is probably not a lot of sealant coming out but it does make a mess and is a pain to clean off.
It is all about what it's not!

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