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 Post subject: Re: Dabs of Paint on Alloys. (Blue dots)
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:37 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Dabs of Paint on Alloys. (Blue dots)
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:18 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Dabs of Paint on Alloys. (Blue dots)
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 4:14 pm 
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Just had two new tyres fitted to my X Trail by Chorley Nissan. The fitter obviously had no idea about the need to line up the red dots on the tyres with the blue spots of paint on the wheels. Which explains why it needed long strips of adhesive weights to balance the wheels :headbang: :blowup@

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 Post subject: Re: Dabs of Paint on Alloys. (Blue dots)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:01 pm 
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Got about a 3 mm round dab of paint?--pale blue, on each of my alloy wheels.Been on since new but had forgotten about them till I was checking pads today.Anyone else got this or similar and know why?

Somewhere in the back of my old brain I seem to remember it might have something to do with marking the position of the locking wheelnut,or have I just dreamed that? :lol:


I have just painted my wheels and sanded the dots off. Now I’m worried the wheels are no longer balanced. :grin: :gathering:


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 Post subject: Re: Dabs of Paint on Alloys. (Blue dots)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:09 pm 
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now that explains a lot and worth a mention at the fitting bay :-)....if spot has gone get the rim balance done before tyre fitted perhaps he could mark that point the once its on final balance.

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 Post subject: Re: Dabs of Paint on Alloys. (Blue dots)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:29 pm 
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I worked for Goodyear for 14 years so got some incite to why the dots. No wheel is perfectly round nor are tyres. So lets say the wheel is egg shape and so is the tyre. The dots are aligned so that the high is at the low of the other, which makes the outer edge rounder. Put the dots opposite each other and you could get a wheel that will bob the axles up and down. Aligning them also make is simpler to balance the wheels. If you are going to have the wheels blasted and painted, then it is best to put a punch mark or drill indent were the blue dot is ( which is what some wheels have instead of a dot if chromed ect).

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