All the questions you may have about the Alloy Gator product.
What material are the rim protectors made of?
The AlloyGator product is made of a “Super Tough Nylon” which is flexible and wont damage your alloy wheels during fitting, but tough enough to give superior protection.
How Permanent is the Colour?
Consistant colour is maintained thoughout the product, which means that the colour is fully maintained after damage has been rectified. We recommend you regularly clean your wheels and AlloyGators with normal car shampoo or universal wheel cleaners suitable for delicate finishes like chrome. Avoid the harsh cleaners and thick, brush-on tyre shines used by some hand car-washes.
How do I remove my alloygators?
To remove the profile simply jack up the car, fully deflate the tyre, remove the plastic joining clip and carefully prise the profile up around the joint area. Firmly tap the face of the AlloyGator using a rubber mallet on the side which has the hole in it. This will then release the glue and open up the joint. Once the joint is open carefully prise the profile out of its seated position from the tyre side of the wheel, starting with the end without the hole and using a tyre lever or flat bladed screwdriver along the side and under the profile, prising in an upward motion. Once the end of the profile is free from the wheel and tyre then carefully pull it out from its position across the tyre wall in an outward motion in order to prevent any damage to the wheel from the stainless steel clips
What is the fitting method?
The AlloyGator is locked to the wheel over 360° using highly robust patented technology.
Have they been tested at speed?
They have been tested under normal driving conditions and within the legal speed limit.
Can they be used on run-flat tyres?
Yes they can be used on run-flat tyres, view our gallery to see cars already fitted with AlloyGators on run-flats. Fitting to run-flats will require heavier force and we always recommend visiting one of our trained fitters for a supply and fit service.
Are some wheel/tyre combinations better suited than others?
Yes some wheel/tyre combinations do work better than others. View the gallery close up photos to see what wheel/tyre combination work best. Every set of AlloyGators includes a suitability gauge which should be used to determine suitability prior to attempting to fit the product. If you are unsure, please visit our network of trained fitters for advice.
Can they be re-used if you have new tyres?
The profiles can generally be re-fitted to the same wheels if you have new tyres, provided that they have not sustained heavy impact and all old glue residue is removed in order that the join can be effectively re-joined. We do not recommend re-fitting damaged profiles.
Do they affect the inflation of the tyre?
If fitted correctly they will not affect the inflation of the tyre. We recommend checking your tyre pressures 1 hour after fitting to ensure correct fitting and at regular intervals as recommended in your operating manual.
Can AlloyGator be used on Machine Polished/Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels?
The “AlloyGator” alloy wheel rim protectors are not recommended for machine polished or diamond cut alloy wheels. Although fitting the product will provide superior protection against kerb damage, due to existing imperfections in the lacquered wheel surface our product may increase the risk of moisture retention and accelerate wheel degradation. Providing there is no minute damage to the wheel surface, fitting the “AlloyGator” wheel rim protectors will not cause damage on its own, however AlloyGator Limited accepts no liability if the product when fitted causes such damage. Taking the above into account, we do still have many customers with machine polished wheels, that choose to use alloygators to protect their wheels.