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My wheels will NOT come apart.

How to split and rebuild them. Where to find spares. Want gold bolts, wider rims, flat caps etc.

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Re: My wheels will NOT come apart.

Postby Jokerman170 » 24 Feb 2011 13:23

small update since my last post :D

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Re: My wheels will NOT come apart.

Postby Miche » 24 Feb 2011 15:03

That's a sweet finish on them wheels!
Put alot of time into doing that i guess?:)
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Re: My wheels will NOT come apart.

Postby Jokerman170 » 24 Feb 2011 15:41

not much, just since last february :lol:
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Re: My wheels will NOT come apart.

Postby Miche » 25 Feb 2011 11:36

lol :D
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Re: My wheels will NOT come apart.

Postby shortie » 13 Jun 2011 13:09

Sorry to drag this back up but I was just about to open a new thread with exactly the same theme and didn't think there was much point when there was already one here!

I can't get my Impul R5 2-piece wheels apart, undone all the bolts, didn't expect them to be sealed with being barrels+centres, and cant see any seal, but they are well and truly STUCK!

Any ideas?
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Re: My wheels will NOT come apart.

Postby PachezZ » 06 Nov 2011 17:39

Hi guys,
Help needed here :)
Do you have any tips how to split my ACT SX rims? Their faces are front mounted and taken out now, but i can't get lips splited. Scraped most of silicone out but it still hold together, cant put them in the oven cause they are to big (8,5 & 9,5x18)...

Maybe Heatgun and some string?
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Re: My wheels will NOT come apart.

Postby Leicy » 09 Jan 2012 17:06

silicone should not be underestimated, it can hold on really well even if its just a little between two flat sufaces, try getting as much as possible off before even to bother with a rubber mallet, wont work if you have to much silicone in the seals
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Re: My wheels will NOT come apart.

Postby dr knockers » 09 Jan 2012 17:40

Lifted from an old thread of mine.........


After 11 days sitting in the waste diesel, it turned the silicone into a rubbery expanded mass, still had some adhesion left in it thou, so another dishwasher cycle and a quick dead weight hammer blow on the center it has came part!! :cheers:

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this one was so much easier, it looks like they have used a different sealant like 'plumbers mate' a thick non setting mastic ...... carb cleaner just washes it away(destroys it!!) and 1 rinse in the dishwasher and they were in pieces when i opened the door



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Re: My wheels will NOT come apart.

Postby ignacio » 15 Jan 2012 18:12

I have a set of OZ fittipaldis 17" cut out all the sealant i could and tried putting them in the oven - no luck oven is too small.
So I decided to keep on going at it with a piece of wood and a hammer. I managed to split all 4,
but 2 of the lips come of fine, and 2 lips came of with the centres stuck to them.
Tried beating the centre out with a hammer with a piece of wood over it, no movement at all and it looks scary I dont want to break the centres.
Any ideas if a blow torch like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silverline-39 ... 1e6a32bdeb would loosen up the sealant, so I could gently tap the centres away from the lips?
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Re: My wheels will NOT come apart.

Postby kabel88 » 15 Jan 2012 21:10

ignacio wrote:I have a set of OZ fittipaldis 17" cut out all the sealant i could and tried putting them in the oven - no luck oven is too small.
So I decided to keep on going at it with a piece of wood and a hammer. I managed to split all 4,
but 2 of the lips come of fine, and 2 lips came of with the centres stuck to them.
Tried beating the centre out with a hammer with a piece of wood over it, no movement at all and it looks scary I dont want to break the centres.
Any ideas if a blow torch like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silverline-39 ... 1e6a32bdeb would loosen up the sealant, so I could gently tap the centres away from the lips?


Just heat a little on the sealing, and use more power on that hammer, dont worrie about breaking them. It won't happen!
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Re: My wheels will NOT come apart.

Postby ignacio » 26 Jan 2012 19:29

I managed to split them, cut the seal again, heated it with a blow torch, couple bangs with a rubber mallet, came off nicely. 1 was a real pain to get off, had to heat it for ages and even then i had to beat the centre like crazy, managed to break the mallet in the proccess LOL
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Re: My wheels will NOT come apart.

Postby kabel88 » 26 Jan 2012 20:45

ignacio wrote:I managed to split them, cut the seal again, heated it with a blow torch, couple bangs with a rubber mallet, came off nicely. 1 was a real pain to get off, had to heat it for ages and even then i had to beat the centre like crazy, managed to break the mallet in the proccess LOL



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Re: My wheels will NOT come apart.

Postby kappa » 15 Oct 2013 09:32

Hi all,

Sorry to reopen post, but I have seen a set of 3 piece wheels and the owner say they have been welded?

Is there a way to split these?

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Re: My wheels will NOT come apart.

Postby kappa » 15 Oct 2013 11:26

Hi all,

I have seen a set of 3 piece split rims, but have been welded is there a way they can be taken apart?

This is the wheels in question and here is some pics of them:

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Re: My wheels will NOT come apart.

Postby Dr.AK » 26 Nov 2014 11:57

You will need a machine shop to split them on a lathe.
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