What are AlloyGators?
AlloyGator is a wheel protection system designed to help reduce curb damage on impact. 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.
Is the color permanent?
Consistent color is maintained throughout the product, which means that the color is fully maintained after damage has been rectified. It is recommended that 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 tire 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 tire, 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 tire side of the wheel, starting with the end without the hole and using a tire 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 tire then carefully pull it out from its position across the tire 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.
Have they been tested at speed?
They have been tested within the normal driving conditions and within the legal speed limit.
Are some wheel/tire combinations better suited than others?
Yes, some wheel/tire combinations do work better than others. Every set of AlloyGators includes a suitability gauge which should be used to determine suitability prior to attempting to fit the product. If you are unsure, please visit our network of trained fitters for advice.
Can they be re-used if you have new tires?
The profiles can generally be re-fitted to the same wheels if you have new tires, provided that they have not sustained heavy impact and all old glue residue is removed in order that the join can be effectively re-joined. We do not recommend re-fitting damaged profiles.
Do they affect the inflation of the tire?
If fitted correctly they will not affect the inflation of the tire. Make sure to check your tire 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 curb 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.
*Information provided by AlloyGator Wheel Protection.