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Old 06 January 2014, 09:13   #11
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I have used wire wheel in a drill gun to get the rust off and painted with Hammerite on 3 different trailers now works well if you can be bothered, as a new rim will be rusty after a year or two of dunking in the sea!
I have not taken the tyre off to do it either just clean off all loose rust.
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Old 14 January 2014, 14:27   #12
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Cheers Jeff, but I'm after a 4.5J 13"

One wheel is much worse than the other two and they all have additional holes drilled for flushing brakes, so maybe not 100% standard. I've swapped it out to be a spare and will hammer the worst of the corrosion layers off and paint it for now.

Thanks for the advice
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Hi. Have you thought about getting them galvanised? I had mine sand blasted then galved,then painted. Better than new wheels now!! you should get them galved for about 20, I would have thought . I did the tractor wheels 4 years ago, 4 seasons of salt treatment they are still mint.
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How old is the tyre your thinking of reusing?
Often trailer tyres that don't do many miles need replacing long before the tread wears out!
Just something else to think about.... For my money I'd replace tyre and rim..
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good idea about galvanising, but does the heat not distort the wheel?
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[QUOTE=Festinghouse;593747]good idea about galvanising, but does the heat not distort the wheel?

I was also told this ,but I haven't noticed any.
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if you have rust bubbles like this on the rim (the bit that holds in the air) then you need to replace it.

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Hi. Have you thought about getting them galvanised? I had mine sand blasted then galved,then painted. Better than new wheels now!! you should get them galved for about 20, I would have thought . I did the tractor wheels 4 years ago, 4 seasons of salt treatment they are still mint.
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I thought you are not supposed to paint over the top of anything Galvanized??
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[QUOTE=Nick Hearne;593824]I thought you are not supposed to paint over the top of anything Galvanized??

Hi Nick. I used an etch primer before painting. no paint has come off yet! Ian
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good idea about galvanising, but does the heat not distort the wheel?
We can buy them pre-galvanized over here and they seem fine. I'm guessing whatever limited distortions occur are ironed out when the tire's balanced.

Painted rims are typically only used on freshwater trailers since they look like hell pretty fast.
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