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Re: wire wheel prep

To: "Greg Kindall" <>,
Subject: Re: wire wheel prep
From: "Mike L" <>
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 10:49:14 -0400
I used a caulking tube of black quick cure (polyurethane?) which is used by
pros on windshield sealing. I was told that this was the same stuff you see
on the inside new Daytona wire wheels.

Cleaned up some light rust and and it spread on easy with a spatula, dried
flexible but quite hard. Looks good, time will tell. Also Moss sells  tube
protectors, (close to the price of an inner tube).

60 MGA, 67 etype, 59 Bugeye

----- 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.)

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