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      08-04-2016, 10:54 AM   #1
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3 piece wheels reseal

I have a set of three piece wheels, that are needing to be resealed one at a time. I have the wheels about three years and now three out of the four have started to leak from the silicon seal is this normal? They don't have any bends or cracks.

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Yes, it is normal. The silicone wears over time, especially if you live in an area that experiences seasonal temp changes. Find a local wheel shop in your area that can reseal them. It shouldn't be too hard if you search in your local forums sub section.
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Yeah a reseal is about two hundred bucks and two three days to have done, and if I have to do it every three years seems excessive. I live in TX hot summer mild winter anyone else have it done that often?
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Yeah a reseal is about two hundred bucks and two three days to have done, and if I have to do it every three years seems excessive. I live in TX hot summer mild winter anyone else have it done that often?
I have never had to reseal my multiple sets of 3-piece wheels I have owned and rebuilt. I live in Arizona though.
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I live in MD. We see all 4 seasons in their worst forms throughout the year so the fluctuations in temperature definitely lead to 3 piece wheels needing to be taken apart and revealed every few years. OP, take the time and opportunity to change it up. Powdercoat the faces and/or lips for a new look. That's what I do.
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