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    A decent garage (or a decent INDEPENDENT tyre & exhaust centre) will give your alloy(s) a quick going over the contact edge of the alloy & pop some sealant on it, its a cheap belt & braces option that has lots of potential keeping the alloys going a few more years, & slowing / stopping the deflation.

    We actually had this skimming & sealing done on our old merc alloys x3 just today, at a cost of 46 inc vat (so you have a guide price) ..it's not a guarantee, but likely will make a difference at low cost, probably take between 10 & 20 mins to do on a nice day, as long as you aren't overly critical of the imperfections left behind its an option, afterwards you "could" do some rubbing down & re-lacquering if the fancy took you.
    (went in yesterday to have a flint pulled from the B class's tyre, took the A class in today, even though they were chock-a-block for work it was done within the hour, they banged out the crud on the brakes whilst at it & re-inflated properly, suffice to say the ride home was good, (previously the tyres needed air every 3 days! ..now we'll see if it holds them to a reasonable PSI

    My wifes car is a much loved A class with over 100k on the clock (had it since 4k) & its the worst thing about it, so hopefully solved / allayed without having to buy new, v. expensive alloys.

    Find a good independent & they'll give your wheel the best chance at a second life.
    Last edited by Mr Gus; 14th May 2019 at 18:27.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAlmostInvisibleMan View Post
    Wotever fanboy

    Not a fanboy - I link FQ101, Evilution, TRN and whatever smart resource there is out there that has the answer.
    As someone who has been around the scene as long as you have you should be very aware that Evilution is an invaluable resource to smart owners.

  3. #23

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    Just to state, Air still in tyres! ...it worked really well.
    Smart (450 city coupe 0.7 pulse) 2003 "vintage" 45KW / 61 HP (M160/1)
    E.V. Owner (Nissan leaf)
    E-Bike rider (lots of fun with knackered knees)
    17 snowboards (ish)
    Bitter drinker (not bitter)
    Cheapskate, Skateboarder,
    Old enough to know better.

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