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Are there Weld inserts that have different offsets? The wheels I have have a pretty good dish to them, which decreases the backspacing. I would like to gain backspacing, and wondered if they offer other inserts. Even a flat one would gain me backspacing. Not even sure where to look for this info.


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I would say NO.....

I replaced my Weld centers on 2.0 wheels

They are flat centers...
 
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I would say NO.....

I replaced my Weld centers on 2.0 wheels

They are flat centers...


Most of the centers I see are flat. Mine are like a bowl. Made that way. Maybe all the Alumistars are. Is a weld insert a weld insert? Or does every wheel style have its own?

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My guess would be brand specific and wheel model specific

Bolt circle, dimensions of O. D. and register

Center/ outer section has to locate on that register so wheel is concentric

My centers were powder coated chassis color and were chipping around the bolt holes.

I tried painting them but that didn’t last.

I then tried stripping and beadblasting them to remove powder

Very difficult to do and I blasted them at least 3 times and hand scrapped them.

Local powder coated charges to much so I bought new polished centers and sold my old ones for a decent price.

Powder coat is extremely tough to remove in a regular blaster using glass beads
Paint stripper was useless.

I won’t be going into that business anytime soon !
 
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Originally posted by SCDIV1:
My guess would be brand specific and wheel model specific

Bolt circle, dimensions of O. D. and register

Center/ outer section has to locate on that register so wheel is concentric

My centers were powder coated chassis color and were chipping around the bolt holes.

I tried painting them but that didn’t last.

I then tried stripping and beadblasting them to remove powder

Very difficult to do and I blasted them at least 3 times and hand scrapped them.

Local powder coated charges to much so I bought new polished centers and sold my old ones for a decent price.

Powder coat is extremely tough to remove in a regular blaster using glass beads
Paint stripper was useless.

I won’t be going into that business anytime soon !


I had heard before that aircraft stripper was effective, but have never used it. We had a powder coating section at a former work place. If they would mess up a second paint coat, they would send out to get burned off. Not sure what was involved in that, but high heat to be sure.


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Powder coating done correctly is almost impossible to remove using grit blasting or readily available stripping methods. As a professional powder coating company owner, I have found a chemical that will remove the coating down to bare metal in less than one hour. Unfortunately it’s not available for public purchase. LMK if I could be of service. I also provide ceramic coating along with several piston skirt options.
 
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