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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 16th May 2020, 14:17 Thread Starter
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Anyone know what the alloys on a B-max are made from ?
Are they steel or aluminium ?

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I always thought the were aluminium. Might be wrong. Try a magnet test.

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I believe they are aluminium based,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alloy_wheel
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Although steel, the most common material used in wheel production, is an alloy of iron and carbon, the term "alloy wheel" is usually reserved for wheels made from nonferrous alloys.
though you can get steel wheels (studio)
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I always thought the were aluminium. Might be wrong. Try a magnet test.

Now why didn't i think of that ?
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Anyone know what the alloys on a B-max are made from ?
Are they steel or aluminium ?

Aluminium .


Why do you ask ?.
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Isn't that a bit like asking if an apple pie is made from apples or cherries?

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Isn't that a bit like asking if an apple pie is made from apples or cherries?

Nope !
I have an alloy wheel cleaning set to get rid of brake dust marks BUT it says not to use the product on aluminium wheels, only steel.
If wheels are aluminium the cleaner will blacken the alloy.

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I have to say that I've never had alloys that get so black so quickly as my B Max titanium wheels. It doesn't help that the spokes are so close together either. I've used the alloy wheel sprays, which do a good job, though found pressure washing as effective. Just concerned as to whether pressure washing may cause damage to the valves and tyres over time.

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