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Old Jan 5th 2019, 03:11 PM   #1
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Putting on a new tire to day, I noticed my front Mag has a bent/scratched lip. I have no idea how or when this happened. Is this what a pot hole does, or something else? Is it repairable? TIA
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Old Jan 5th 2019, 03:43 PM   #2
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Holy cow! A crash would explain it. I have no idea if a magnesium wheel could be fixed. I have seen aluminum ones bent way worse than that and they could be fixed
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A crash- lol think I’d remember that!!
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Old Jan 6th 2019, 08:38 AM   #4
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Pretty sure a magnesium wheel can’t be fixed. With an aluminum wheel heat can be applied, carefully, and a bend can be fixed. Apply heat to a magnesium wheel and it might catch fire.
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Let us know what the manufacturer and the dealer say about repairability.

Depending on cost, it may make sense to buy a used wheel if available, in good condition.
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Old Jan 6th 2019, 11:19 AM   #6
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Unfortunately magnesium wheels can’t be fixed, I have had several aluminum ones fixed without issues.. Sucks My friend!!
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Pretty sure a magnesium wheel canít be fixed. With an aluminum wheel heat can be applied, carefully, and a bend can be fixed. Apply heat to a magnesium wheel and it might catch fire.
I had to learn that when I tried to burn off the coating off a porsche valve cover which I thought to be aluminum. Was a pretty bright sight to see
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I had to learn that when I tried to burn off the coating off a porsche valve cover which I thought to be aluminum. Was a pretty bright sight to see
Good to know - if I replace it, I'll use the old one as a fire starter for my fireplaces
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Good to know - if I replace it, I'll use the old one as a fire starter for my fireplaces
Is that your OEM wheel ? If it is then it should be aluminium not magnesium. If not repairable I do not think you will be able to use it as a fire starter.
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Good to know - if I replace it, I'll use the old one as a fire starter for my fireplaces
Just tiny chunks please
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