About Rimblades Products
Will Rimblades protect my wheel rims?
Rimblades products are designed to be a sacrificial product and will protect from light kerb strikes.
Rimblades have 5 DIY products available. Which one should I buy?
It depends on the wheel rim shape. Rimblades Light are flexible, so good value and universal fitting. Rimblades Ultra are a good compromise between fitting flexibility and protection. Rimblades Flex are for rounded edge wheels. Rimsavers offer great protection of flat edged wheels and are best for performance cars and those that drive fast. Rimblades Pro offer the highest level of protection, but only fit wheels with a totally flat surface. If in doubt, contact us and we can advise.
I’ve just had my wheels painted. Can I use Rimblades?
We only recommend using Rimblades if repaired or repainted wheels have been done to a high standard and had sufficient time to cure and harden.
Do Rimblades products effect wheel balance?
No, as the weight is equal around the wheel’s circumference.
Have any of the Rimblades products been tested?
Rimblades have been fully tested by Millbrook for high speed endurance, various road surfaces and kerb strikes at various angles. Additionally the tape bond has been laboratory tested by 3M and digital simulation conducted. We have also passed car manufacturers OE testing through a 10,000 KM continual endurance test.
I have a brand new car, will it be OK to fit Rimblades?
Some manufacturers and dealerships will coat new wheels with an anti-brake dust coating. This will inhibit Rimblades products performance and needs to be scrubbed off prior to fitting. Check with your dealership as to whether your wheels have been treated.
Will Rimblades stick to my wheels?
Because alloy wheel rims have have different finishes and could be painted, powder coated, polished, chromed, diamond cut or even have stainless steel lips you have to make the surface universally suitable for bonding the tape to. This is why we include a specially formulated primer to increase the surface energy on the wheel surface to enable the tape to bond sufficiently.
Will Rimblades come off and damage my car?
Rimblades products have been designed purposely out of a lightweight and flexible polymer, so if they were to come off no damage should be caused if you stop immediately. Once they have fully bonded, Rimblades will give a lasting bond if properly applied. Rimbades products have been endurance tested by Millbrook at a consistent 125mph and sucessfully completed a 10,000 KM continual endurance test.
Will any Rimblades products affect my insurance premium or any claim?
No as Rimblades products are seen as a cosmetic product and do not interfere with vehicle safety.
Are Rimblades products easy to fit?
Yes. Anyone can fit Rimblades products with no mechanical experience required.
What tools do I need to fit Rimblades products?
A pencil or craft knife and a pair of scissors. In cold weather a hot air gun or hairdryer too.
How long do Rimblades products take to fit?
Around 5 to 10 minutes per wheel.
What tips do you have for fitting Rimblades products?
The VHB tape and primer we supply should provide a superb bond, but there are things that should be considered. In cold or damp conditions you will be bonding to a damp surface due to moisture in the air. Warm the surfaces and ensure they are totally dry. A simple hairdryer could be used or a hot air gun if you have access to one. Rimblades also require very firm pressure as the tape is pressure activated.
What will inhibit Rimblades products from bonding to my wheels?
Any silicone left over from tyre and wheel cleaners or tyre lubrication spray will totally stop adhesion. Wheels need to be totally free of all contaminants.
Can I fit Rimblades products before my tyres?
No, as all Rimblades products need to be fitted so they don’t touch the tyre. Flex in the tyre if touching the Rimblades product can push them over time weakening the bond.
Can I have a new tyre fitted with Rimblades products fitted?
It is possible yes, but depends on your tyre dealer. We recommend replacing Rimblades products at the time of a tyre change.
How do I remove Rimblades?
Remove by pulling at a 45 degree angle. Soak the tape residue in our VHB cleaner and it will turn it into an easy to remove jelly wiped off in minutes.