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Volkswagen Polo Service & Repair Manual: Light Alloy Wheels, Preparing

  WARNING
Do not repair damaged rims by heating, welding or adding or removing material.
Do not repair damaged or deformed rims or rims with cracked or deformed bolt holes.
Only prepare wheels with tested and specified original paint materials.
No warranty claims can be made against the manufacturer after preparing rims.
Do not repair rims that have cracks forming on the edges. Replace them immediately.
Cutting work, application of heat and welding applications of any kind are not permitted.
Reshaping material is not permitted.
The true running and axial run-out deviations before preparation must not exceed the manufacturing tolerance of 0.8 mm.
Only cast light alloy wheels may be primed. These wheels have the material identification AlSi xx on the inside.
Forged wheels may only be painted.
Preparation is limited to the painted surfaces.
Wheels that have been worn smooth that only have a clear coat may not be repaired.
Only surface damage on the visible side of the wheel may be prepared.
Damage must not be more than 1 mm deep.
Up to 50 mm of the rim flange may be removed and filled.
   
Light Alloy Wheels, Care and Maintenance
To maintain the decorative appearance of light alloy wheels for a long time, regular care is necessary. In particular, road salt and dust from brake ...

Hub Cap for Alloy Wheels with Open Threaded Connection, Removing and Installing
Removing The wheel is removed.   Note     Hold the cap secure -1- with ...

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Wear Spots
Wear spots are caused by a hard stop with locked wheels whereby the rubber compound is abraded from the contact patch. When the tires slide across the road surface, frictional heat is generated which reduces the abrasion resistance on the ...

Special Connector Systems
  Note If necessary, housing securing mechanisms (secondary locks) must be released or removed using specified tool before releasing the contacts. Refer to → Chapter „Secondary Lock“.     ...

Luggage compartment cover
Fig. 84 Open tailgate: raised luggage compartment cover Fig. 85 Behind the rear backrest: stowed luggage compartment cover First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings When the tailgate is opened and closed, the luggage compartment cover is also raised and low ...

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