If you have been noticing marking on your tyres sides, MFS, FR, FSL and RPB. You maybe wondering what you can do to prevent those, you can turn towards rim protection
which provides a solution against the risk of scratching your wheels on curbs.
Is Rim Protection present with all tyres?
Rim protection is not a default feature in every tyre brand. Most standard tyres are mounted on steel wheels covered with hubcaps. Rim protection however has limitations on the kind of hub caps that can be used on the wheels. This explains why many standard tyres do not have rim protection.
As the driver parks the car, the tyres and rims are normally in risk of damage by the curb or even debris. The side wall of the tyre can be scratched, and this will cause ballooning and subsequent bursting of the tyres.
When the rim is scratched, the paint chips off and the rim’s fringe gets damaged. This makes the rim even more susceptible to corrosion and further damage. This can be to such extent that the balancing of the wheel is affected.
This necessitates some kind of protection for tyres so as to avoid such damage. Some manufacturers mould a thicker rubber at important locations on the perimeter of the side wall. This reduces the damage to the wheels in the event that a driver rubs the wheels against the curb.
Rim Protective Strips
The absence of such protection poses damage risks on the tyres. This has led to the invention of Rim skins to provide additional protection of wheels. These are manufactured using conventional plastic hence are usable under any climate.
They are attached to the outside edge of the rim. They basically create a layer between the curb and the wheel. The skin is sacrificially damaged as the wheel and rim are protected.
The rim strips also play a role in disguising already existing damage, by adequately covering the scratches and scrapes.
Rim strips add some valuable impression to the vehicle. They are available in many colours and one can choose any that suits his style. The finish is quite subtle you won’t have to worry of uneven protrusions from the tyre.
Application of the Rim Protection Strips
The application of rim protective strips is quite simple and can favour majority of DIYers. You do not have to remove the wheels.
You simply fit them to the rim of the wheel and that’s it. If you have existing damage or have recently scraped your rims, this doesn’t need to be an expensive problem.
This painless process will in return improve the visual appeal of your car.
The skins can also be changed time after, time. This gives your car a constant showroom quality, year after year.
Different manufacturers have named these products differently, but the basic function remains the same, and that is to protect the internal structure of the dry wall and the rim fringe against mechanical damage.
Our Rimgard Protective Kits
Our rim kits provide a full solution to providing protection for your rims by protecting the your wheels from damage. Our kits also come in many different colors.
Below you can purchase our protection kit for any car type.