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Old 24 May 2019, 05:37   #1
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Steel wheel protection

I've just ordered some new rims for the trailer.

The old ones (2004) had been rusted to Hell. I had them shot blasted and resprayed about 5 years ago but they are, again, looking very sorry for themselves and I've decided to replace them as I'd be worried about their integrity.

Would anyone suggest I put anything on the new rims to protect them?

More coats of paint?
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Old 24 May 2019, 06:19   #2
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the problem with wheels is the radius on the edges of the rim,rim joint & holes no paint does well on a sharp edges the film coat is to thin or doesn't reach into rim joints when sprayed after being made. the best wheels i had was on an indespension trailer which were galvanized no corrosion issues with them
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Oooh. I hadn't thought about galvanising.. I guess I could strip off the paint that the wheels come with and cold galvanise them.
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Oooh. I hadn't thought about galvanising.. I guess I could strip off the paint that the wheels come with and cold galvanise them.
if your thinking galvafroid spray i wouldn't bother best to take them and get them done properly cost might be an issue but worth finding out
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I am considering this myself as my wheels are starting to corrode.... i think I read somewhere that hot dip galvanising can distort the wheel and cause issues when refitting the tyre... anyone shed any light on this?
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i dought its hot enough to distort since your appling the heat to all of the wheel. but you can have them electrogalved some trailers are done that way it has an appearance of flakes of galv on the steel. interesting below

https://www.wikihow.com/Galvanize-Steel
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I am considering this myself as my wheels are starting to corrode.... i think I read somewhere that hot dip galvanising can distort the wheel and cause issues when refitting the tyre... anyone shed any light on this?
I got all 6 wheels on my trailer, plus a spare, galvanized in 2003 and they're still going strong. You may get local thickening at the rim depending on how the wheels are hung for dipping. I just filed it down a little on the high spots and I've had no problems. Though there has to be a slight increase in wheel diameter, fitting the tyres was much the same as usual.
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Old post that I have just seen.......I always spray my wheels & axle parts with Fluid Film......keeps everything looking like new...just needs re applying every 3 or 4 months
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Glashelder Klar - its a waxy anti corrosion spray. Good stuff
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