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Welding and aluminum rim

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jeff1976, Aug 22, 2002.

  1. jeff1976

    jeff1976 Registered Member

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    I have 1 of my four aluminum rims with a 1" long crack at the bead. It is a fine crack but large enough to allow air to leak. Can I weld or solder the crack? If so, how well will it work? It is on my wife's Mazda Millinia and Mazda wants $491 for a new one, so I would like to be able to fix it.
     
  2. burbBoy

    burbBoy 1/2 ton status

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    Try going to a local welding shop they might be willing to weld it. Some places wont because of insurance reasons but its worth a try especially for the price of a new one. Or your other option is a product called alumalloy? I remember seeing it out at the parts store a couple years ago but never tried it. You heat the section with the crack and fill it in with this special rod. It seamed to work where i saw it used on an intake. Havent seen it around lately so i dont know if it still exsists. Hope this helps

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