- 50% tape bond is reached after 20 minutes
- 90% tape bond is reached after 24 hours
- 100% tape bond is reached after 1 week.
- Do not exceed 40 mph in first 24 hours after fitting
- During cold weather these times are extended, but the tape is designed to be fitted in cold conditions.
Rimblades easy to fit?
very easy. Virtually anyone can fit Rimblades with no automotive or mechanical
tools do I need to fit them?
Answer. A pair
of sharp scissors.
long do they take to fit?
your wheels are clean and dry, they take around 5 minutes for each wheel.
soon can I drive my vehicle after fitting Rimblades?
Answer. You can
drive straight away, but as stated in the instructions, take it easy while the
tape is bonding. (see "important" for tape bond timing above)
they protect my wheel rims?
are designed to be a sacrificial product and to do their job by protecting your
valuable rims when parking. They should be checked on a regular basis and
replaced if damaged.
they stick to my wheels?
Answer. In most
cases Rimblades will stick extremely well creating a semi permanent bond. They
will not stick to wheels coated with nano technology cleaners designed to repel
water and brake dust. Some wheels are factory painted with nano technology
paint and these create a problem for the double sided tape. These surface coatings
are designed to create a low surface energy to the wheel and nothing will stick
to them. Additionally any tire spray and silicon wheel cleaner residue needs to
be removed thoroughly and freshly painted wheels need to be given time to fully
there any wheels that they have a problem sticking to?
Answer. We have
found that Rimblades won't stick to wheels on some new Jaguars and Range Rover
models coated with nano technology coatings at the factory. This coating needs
to be removed prior to installing Rimblades.
Rimblades come off?
during normal driving conditions or at legal motorway/highway speeds if
correctly applied and primed correctly unless already damaged. If they come off
after a period of time it will be because they have been damaged and the tape
bond has been broken or because they were incorrectly fitted with insufficient
pressure applied to create a watertight seal between the tape and the wheel
Question. Can Rimblades go through a car wash?
Answer. High power pressure car washers are not recommended.
I use wheel cleaners on them?
fixing tape is designed to withstand chemicals, but we don't recommend wheel
cleaners as the chemicals will eventually damage the tape. We recommend
cleaning wheels with warm soapy water by hand.
much pressure does the tape need?
tape is pressure activated. Firm hand pressure evenly around the circumference
they fit my wheels?
our test period they fitted 93% of the wheels tested. Contact us or your dealer
if you have concerns around fitment.
the color fade?
Answer. No as a
UV stabilising agent is added to the material during the manufacturing process.
do I remove Rimblades and clean any tape residue left after removing them?
Rimblades by pulling them at a 45 degree angle and the tape should come off
with the Rimblades. If you have any tape left on the wheel surface, use a hair
dryer to warm the tape and soften the adhesive and then roll the tape off with
your thumb. Any glue residue from the tape can be easily wiped off with an
alcohol cleaner or white spirits.
the tape damage my wheels?
Answer. No it
won't. The tape we use has incredible bonding strength, but can also be removed
easily without damaging the wheel as long as you had no loose or damaged
paint/lacquer prior to application and follow the instructions above.
Rimblades be reused after I have a new tire?
recommend they are changed and can supply single units if you only need to
replace the one, however if your dealer is careful a tyre can be removed and
replaced without the Rimblade being touched. Tyres that mount onto a rim from
the rear do not effect Rimblades.
Question. Can I fit Rimblades before my tire?
Answer. No. Rimblades need to be fitted to wheels already
fitted with fully inflated tires in the first place to ensure they don’t touch
or interfere with the tyre in any way.
Question. Will my wheels need to be balanced after fitting?
Answer. No as the weight is equal around the circumference of
Question. Can we have them a special color?
Answer. Yes, but we have a minimum order quantity of 100 sets.
Question. Will they affect my insurance premium?
Answer. No, not at all as they don't interfere with anything.
Question. Have they been tested?
Answer. Full digital stress and performance analysis has been
undertaken. They have additionally been real world tested for an extended
period of time on a number of different wheel types in all weather conditions.
Question. What warranty do they come with?
Answer. Rimblades will replace products that have a
manufacturing defect. We cannot cover the costs of products that fail or any
costs arising from this as it is a DIY fitted product. The responsibility for
ensuring Rimblades are fitted correctly lies with the customer and if you feel
unable to fit this product correctly seek professional assistance.
Question. What are they made of?
Answer. Thermoplastic Vulcanizate. A high performance
elastomer that is a cross between rubber and plastic. It is formed like a
plastic, but has a rubber like appearance. To this surface we apply a special
primer, which allows the VHB tape to form a semi permanent bond with the