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Porsche & BMW wheels - Split Rims

We seem to be seeing rather a lot of split rim wheels on Porsches 911s that have various levels of corrosion - mainly on the rims but occasionally on the main part of the wheel. These need to be dealt with as as shown on our split rims page. Similar corrosion can sometimes be found on the wheels of BMW 'M' cars.

Badly corroded rim on a Porsche. This is very typical.
A refurbished wheel, finished in silver rather than the original polished edge. Unfortunately we no longer carry out this kind of repair because without taking the wheel apart, there is no method of reliably removing all corrosion from within the gap meaning it is possible it can return. We now recommend you fully refurb this kind of wheel at a company like AlloyArt.
Corrosion on both the alloy centre and polished rim.
When the corrosion is around the studs, it needs to be split and the alloy part of the wheel chemical dipped or bead blasted. For this, contact AlloyArt's

As the finish of the rims is polished bare metal, any damage or corrosion needs to be removed by grinding and then polishing on special machines. This is also true of Magnesium wheels which are fully polished metal.
There are engineering companies which can restore your wheels to an original condition by fitting replacement trims - For this please try or

Polished metal is very vulnerable to damage and corrosion, lacquered metal wheels have no primer to help the lacquer key to the metal, so are prone to having the lacquer peel off or bubble up. And studs also tend to tarnish.


Page 1 Alloy Wheel Refurbishment FAQ 2 Will my wheels look like new? 3 Will refurbishing increase my car's value? 4 Can you refurbish my special edition MOMOs? 5 Can you colour match my wheels? 6 Can I have pink wheels? 7 only have a small scuff.. do I have to pay the full amount? 8 How do I refurbish wheels? - Do you lacquer/varnish the wheel? 9 Can you repair split rims? 10 Alloy Wheel Refurbishment 11 What kind of damage can you repair? 12 Can you repair dented/cracked wheels? 13 Do you take the tyres off? 14 How long does alloy wheel refurbishment take and cost?
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This page was last updated on Wed, 20 July, 2011
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