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Re: wire wheel prep

To: "Greg Kindall" <>,
Subject: Re: wire wheel prep
From: "Mike Janacek" <>
Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2006 19:29:54 -0400
I used 2" wide duct tape when I replaced one of my wire wheels 4 years ago 
with no problems so far. I wrapped it so as to cover the spoke nipples with 
two layers of tape. I also use silver antiseize on the splines, but use it 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Greg Kindall" <>
To: "MG List" <>
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2006 4:03 PM
Subject: wire wheel prep

> I've just reconditioned my wire wheels (knockoffs, 4.5x14, newly painted 
> silver) and am about to have new tires put on. A couple of questions that 
> I think have been mentioned on the list before, but I'd be glad to hear 
> any opinions --
> In lieu of proper rim bands, what about using sections of inner tube? (and 
> how wide should these be?). I've also heard of duct tape being used. Are 
> there problems with these ad hoc adaptations that I should be aware of? 
> (Yes, I like to be cheap if I can.)
> Then there's the problem of grease migrating up the outer spokes. Will an 
> application of silicone caulk prevent that? I've also heard of silver 
> anti-seize being used instead of grease, so that what does leak out 
> doesn't mar the appearance. Any issues here?
> Greg Kindall
> Seattle  Washington
> 69 mgb gt

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