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Well done , excellent article. I have a couple of small gouges on one of my alloys, would you use body filler or something else for these ?
Hi Leroy, glad you liked it.
It rather depends on the severity and where they are located. If it is the case that most of the rim remains behind the gouge (if you know what I mean), then I'm always inclined to just smooth the ragged edge, and to sand away unitl I get the original shape back - if its done with a bit of time & care, it should be near impossible to notice.
If its gone completely, and if its on the rim edge, I'd be inclined to apply and build-up some chemical metal rather than filler - its near to a structural point, so it needs something a bit more substantial. Especially for tyre changes in the future.
If its in the spokes/face of the wheel - just sand out & smooth it in to the rest of the spoke/face.
Hope that helps,
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