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COURTICE, ONT

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I noticed this a few weeks ago. The center of the wheel cracked all over the place. lots more cracks than you can see in the picture too.

It had happened at some point over the winter, I can't see anything except the temperature changes causing this??? Any other ideas?

Anyways, I contacted the company I bought it from, they replaced it hassle free. Great service actually. Southern Rods.

 

They let me keep the broken wheel, I was wondering about repairing it.

How do I go about doing that?

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Panel bond will fix the crack if carefully done...as far as the chrome the eastwood company has a kit that allows you to brush on chrome..
There is also a company in pickering ontario that does chrome though paint an you can not tell its paint...a friend had his jag bumpers done an when put beside real chrome there's no noticeable difference.

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COURTICE, ONT

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The picture might be deceiving. The only chrome is the little rings on the arms. It's just high gloss black finish.

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Thanks for the clarity -an even better for you...makes the repair simple to do.

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I have used JB Weld successfully .

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ok thanks. Just wanted to get some opinions from people on what they've used.
PS - Bob - I noticed your ad - I guess I get what I paid for. lol Your wheel would be awesome but still outta my price range. lol hopefully the replacement doesn't crack on me!

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Nickeleye.. My apologies for an attempt at humour but if your wheel was made by Vintique they are famous for cracking. The other ones do as well. I believe Limeworks makes the least cracking one. As far as repairs JB Weld does work. Maybe someone else has a better product. I have repaired both a 50 Crestliner and a 50 merc. Sport accessory wheel and it can be a lot of work. Do Not use Por 15 epoxy even tho they advertise it for steering wheel repair. Bob

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COURTICE, ONT

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No worries. I found it funny. lol

I'm not sure the mfg of this wheel to be honest. But I'm assumed by the quick replacement from Southern Rods that it was a common issue. Seemed pretty routine when I contacted them. Thanks for the headsup about POR15.



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Nick
Now that you have the replacement wheel, I would be more concerned about it cracking next winter. If this is only used on a summer driver, I would consider removing the wheel and storing it inside for the winter. Maybe Southern Rods indicates they haven't been tested for northern rods.
Good luck
Warren

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COURTICE, ONT

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Wuga - I was considering that to be honest. As silly as it sounds....

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Hi, could you please provide more information about the Pickering, Ontario shop? I need some work to be done too. 

Thank You



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