Rims can be very expensive and also very sensitive. They affect the appearance and driving characteristics of a vehicle immensely. Damage to the rims by, for example, curb contact can therefore be very annoying and often quite expensive in repair. Depending on the type of rim and the size or depth of the damage, a professional wheel conditioner can demand several hundred euros for a repair. Anyone who lives in the city and does not always have the free choice of parking space, must pay particular attention to his rims. Often it is necessary to park with half of the vehicle on the curb and when driving the curb are often damaged the rims.
Curb damage is avoided
Remedy so-called rim protection rings (also Rimblades, Rim Protector, Guard Ringz or Rimsavers). They are attached to the outer edge of the rim and should protect the rim from possible scratches and other damage. The assembly is very easy, the rings are just on the rim, or between tires and rims, plugged (Variant: Rim Ringz). They are available in many different colors and can optically make the rim appear even up to an inch larger. They are available in all common sizes and can be attached to any car and can be removed at any time without residue. As an alternative to rings that are attached to the wheel, there is also the self-adhesive rim protection. The so-called Rimblades usually have an 3M adhesive layer and are glued directly to the rim.
But there are some hooks
Thanks to the 3M adhesive tape, which is also used to attach spoilers and the like, the rimblades are rock-solid. This protection is also available in numerous colors. Tuners, who stand on striking color accents on the vehicle, will love the rings. The rings not only protect the rims from future damage, they can also cover existing damage. Legally, the rim protection in the category of hubcaps is classified, in the event of a police check or the TÜV should There are no problems. The idea behind the rim protection is good, but the products also have various weak points. Many customers complain about the poor attachment of the rings to the rims, the attachment is very simple, but the distance is not always. Often, in the end, there is a lot of glue left behind, which has to be painstakingly removed. And even when curbside contact, sometimes potholes or even demanding cornering a release of the plastic rings is heard again and again.
we have the rim rings from RIM Ringz tested
Although this is rarely the case with self-adhesive models, the mentioned painstaking removal of the adhesive strips does not justify the use of this variant in our opinion. Especially if small damages were present before the installation, by removing a part of the paint can be deducted. This version of the rim protector is therefore rather recommended for already heavily damaged rims. In addition, the rim protection rings have the possibility that the balance of the rim can interfere and the tire is no longer running as round as it should. From these manufacturers there are rim protection rings or Rimblades to buy: Alloy Gator, -Scuffs, -Carstyling XXL, -Aroba. Rimringz24.de is the contact point for the so-called RIM Ringz.
Rim protection rings as a visual eye-catcher
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