What does a typical Dunlop composite wheel look like?
In an email exchange between Peter Ellis (a longstanding V8 Register member and former editor of Safety Fast!) and Keith Belcher (one of our two Pricewatch volunteers), Peter provided a good quality photo of his wheels which were refurbished a while ago. Photos

Note, original Dunlop composite wheels had very fine lateral machinings across the face of the features in the alloy centres.

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Options with corroded Dunlop composites
A copy of the article on your options will be released on the V8 Website soon. Article

Posted: 180710 & Updated: 180723
What are your options faced with corroded Dunlop composites? An increasing number of MGBGTV8 enthusiasts have seen their Dunlop composite wheels developing moderate or serious levels of corrosion on the chromed steel rims and have sought advice on where they can get them refurbished. Well since Motor Wheel Services (MWS) at Langley near Slough ceased providing their high quality and skilled refurbishment service a few years ago the reality is the refurbishment of Dunlop composites is no longer available.
So what are your options?


A comprehensive article, due out in the four page V8 Newsletter in the August 2018 issue of Safety Fast!, will set out the available options with corroded Dunlop composites. Of course top of the list is to take care of your wheels to avoid corrosion - keep them clean of road film, polish them and when the car is garaged spray the wheels with WD40 to try and discourage moisture and the development of any corrosion on the rims.
Referring to the photo of one of his Dunlop composites, Peter Ellis notes "the chrome rims (which were not too bad) were polished and the alloy centres were shot blasted, painted and then mirror polished (the 'shiny bits' only) so the wheels do not look identical to the original which had the 'shiny bits' machined".