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    What are "Alloy" wheels made of?

    I have a spare set of rims from the Seville that look like the one below. I never use them. No shiny chrome finish on them but I am thinking of selling them or recycling them. Are the aluminum?


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    Re: What are "Alloy" wheels made of?

    Aluminum. Machine polished and clearcoated. The wheel size and GM I.D. will be cast on the inside of the spokes

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    Re: What are "Alloy" wheels made of?

    High class alloy wheels are made from magnesium. That's why you occasionally hear them referred to as "mag" wheels. They are very expensive.
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    Re: What are "Alloy" wheels made of?

    Thanks for all the info!

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    Re: What are "Alloy" wheels made of?

    I think alloy is a very general term used identify the make up of the metal.

    To say "alloy wheels" really means nothing other than its a mix of metals.

    Obama has aluminum prices down to about 20 cents a pound
    meaning you will get about $4 per wheel scrap value.

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