Just brought a new car or recently added a new set of shiny wheels to your motor? Well how do you maintain the unscratched look to those shiny alloys? AlloyGators of course…
Independently owned, AlloyGator® Ltd, which was incorporated in 2007, is headed up by a team of automotive professionals with a combined industry background of almost five decades. Working closely with strategic partners, AlloyGator® has developed a tried and tested, cost effective and durable alloy wheel protection system which vastly reduces the risk of wheel damage. AlloyGator® is manufactured to an internationally recognised Quality Management System specification for the automotive industry.
What material are the rim protectors made of?
The AlloyGator product is made of a “Super Tough Nylon” which is flexible and wont damage your alloy wheels during fitting, but tough enough to give superior protection.
How Permanent is the Colour?
Consistant colour is maintained thoughout the product, which means that the colour is fully maintained after damage has been rectified. We recommend you regularly clean your wheels and AlloyGators with normal car shampoo or universal wheel cleaners suitable for delicate finishes like chrome. Avoid the harsh cleaners and thick, brush-on tyre shines used by some hand car-washes.
How do I remove my alloygators?
To remove the profile simply jack up the car, fully deflate the tyre, remove the plastic joining clip and carefully prise the profile up around the joint area. Firmly tap the face of the AlloyGator using a rubber mallet on the side which has the hole in it. This will then release the glue and open up the joint. Once the joint is open carefully prise the profile out of its seated position from the tyre side of the wheel, starting with the end without the hole and using a tyre lever or flat bladed screwdriver along the side and under the profile, prising in an upward motion. Once the end of the profile is free from the wheel and tyre then carefully pull it out from its position across the tyre wall in an outward motion in order to prevent any damage to the wheel from the stainless steel clips
What is the fitting method?
The AlloyGator is locked to the wheel over 360° using highly robust patented technology. Please view our fitting video on our home page for further advice.
Have they been tested at speed?
They have been tested under normal driving conditions and within the legal speed limit.
Can they be used on run-flat tyres?
Yes they can be used on run-flat tyres, view our gallery to see cars already fitted with AlloyGators on run-flats.
Are some wheel/tyre combinations better suited than others?
Yes some Wheel tyre combinations do work better than others. View the gallery close up photos to see what wheel/tyre combination work best.
Can they be re-used if you have new tyres?
Yes they can be re-fitted to the same wheels if you have new tyres.
Do they affect the inflation of the tyre?
If fitted correctly they will not affect the inflation of the tyre. We recommend checking your tyre pressures 1 hour after fitting to ensure correct fitting and at regular intervals as recommended in your operating manual.
Can AlloyGator be used on Machine Polished/Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels?
The “AlloyGator” alloy wheel rim protectors are not recommended for machine polished or diamond cut alloy wheels. Although fitting the product will provide superior protection against kerb damage, due to existing imperfections in the lacquered wheel surface our product may increase the risk of moisture retention and accelerate wheel degradation. Providing there is no minute damage to the wheel surface, fitting the “AlloyGator” wheel rim protectors will not cause damage on its own, however AlloyGator Limited accepts no liability if the product when fitted causes such damage. Taking the above into account, there are still many customers with machine polished wheels, that choose to use alloygators to protect their wheels.
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