Are rim protectors any good?

Are rim protectors any good?

Reviews suggest they offer protection from light scratches and scrapes along the kerb. But, some drivers have reported problems with alloy rim protectors. Some have experienced the strips coming off while driving. It seems the glue’s effectiveness depends on things like the finish on the wheel.

How do you remove AlloyGators?

To remove the profile simply jack up the car, fully deflate the tire, remove the plastic joining clip and carefully prise the profile up around the joint area. Firmly tap the face of the AlloyGator using a rubber mallet on the side which has the hole in it. This will then release the glue and open up the joint.

Can you fix a scratched rim?

Scratches or dents can make your alloy rims look dull. But as long as your alloy rim damage is mild, you can usually repair it yourself. Then, sand, fill, and paint your alloy rims to restore their condition and keep them looking good.

Can you fit AlloyGators yourself?

There are now five protectors per pack, which is useful if you plan to put one on your spare, or have an accident with one while fitting it. If you don’t feel comfortable putting the AlloyGators on yourself, you can also now have them fitted professionally.

Do RimBlades stay on?

We’re happy to report that, yes, RimSavers and RimBlades are designed to stay on the wheel if installed correctly. Even if you accidentally scrape your wheel against the curb, your wheel protector will stay put (while protecting your wheel from the curb – more about that here).

How much does it cost to fit AlloyGators?

If you’d prefer to fit the products yourself, it’ll cost you £59.95 for a pack of five, and you should be able to get them on all four wheels in under an hour. The super-tough nylon has been hardened so your wheels are better shielded from the scuffs and scratches caused by kerbing and poor road conditions.

Can AlloyGator be reused?

Can AlloyGators be re-used if I have new tires? AlloyGators can generally be re-fitted to the same wheels if you have new tires, providing they have not sustained heavy impact and all old glue residue is removed in order that the join can be effectively re-joined. We do not recommend re-fitting damaged profiles.

Can I clean my rims with WD40?

To get rid of the baked-on dirt, you need a specialist alloy wheel cleaner. Some people may be tempted to use vinegar-based household products, while a can of WD40 is good for removing hard tar deposits. But an alloy wheel cleaner will deep-clean the wheel, getting into all the narrow gaps and penetrating the dirt.

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