"In this video we’re going to take a look at how to fit AlloyGators to alloy wheels,
l’ll be enlisting the help of my colleague here, Mr Lee Jones, who’s the Car Care Centre Manager, or the big cheese as he likes to be know as."
How Do You Fit AlloyGators To Alloy Wheels?
Okay, so fitting an AlloyGator. First thing we do is obviously get a trolley jack and find a suitable place underneath the vehicle to jack the car up.
We then deflate the tyre fully. I always put the valve core in back after it's fully deflated just so I don't lose it. Then, if you think it's gonna be a hard one to fit, you can spray some soapy water around the outside just to give it a little lubrication to help the Gator slip in between the bead and the wheel.
On the AlloyGator, we've got what we call the piggy tail. We always put that opposite the valve so it's always in the same place, and then it looks the same on each wheel. We then start hitting the Gator in with a dead blow hammer. This makes it so much easier to fit using this sort of hammer.
We knock it in all the way around as far as possible up until we get to the joint. Now at the joint, the Gator will join up like that. You then, using this very sharp piece of equipment, cut the AlloyGator, leaving about a 10 mm gap at the top there of the join.
Obviously if they touch, the Gator's not gonna seal as it should. Cut the Gator, little bit of glue on top of there, so that that then sits on top of the join, and then you knock the Gator in all the way around.
Inflate the tyre to between 10 and 15 PSI. What that does, it then helps when you knock it in again, the bounce back from the tyre.
So it helps the Gator to go in better, to get a better fit. You knock it in all the way around, and then you get to the join part again, inflate the tyre to the proper PSI. Normally on most cars they're about 34 to 36, but on obviously some vehicles it's slightly higher, so you always find out what pressure the tyres should be.
Get it to the maximum. You then do another set of knocking it in just to make sure the fit is 100%. Clean down the Gator after that, because you do get a few marks if you are using water off the hammer. They wipe straight off onto the Gator, and then the most important part is the joining cap or bridge.
A little bit of glue on the inside there and inside there, and just put it in. There is a hole on the Gator to put it in which is here, so you can see there, that sits in there like that, and then it joins and you can't see the join.
Then lower the vehicle down, put the valve cap on, and hey presto, you've got a fitted AlloyGator.
So those are all the steps to fit AlloyGators to your alloy wheels to protect your wheel rims and if you want, add abit of colour and style. In the next video we’re going to look at how long it takes to fit AlloyGators, so l’ll see you on the next one.
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