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Surface Treatments

Surface Treatments
 

Dura-Bright®  EVO

Breakthrough Technology

On most aluminium wheels, a coating is typically a layer of baked powder that sits on top of the wheel surface. When scratched, water and salt will penetrate the coating, resulting in corrosion and further deterioration. Dura-Bright® Alcoa Wheels have a patented surface treatment that penetrates the aluminium and becomes an integral part of the wheel. It will not chip, crack, peel or corrode, like conventional coatings do.

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What happens on the road, stays on the road

There is no easier wheel to maintain than a Dura-Bright® wheel. Thanks to the patented surface treatment the wheels will look bright and shiny for years without polishing.

Dura-Bright® wheels can simply be cleaned with a mild detergent or undiluted Dura-Bright® Wheel Wash.

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Black and Green

Dura-Bright® EVO wheels are easily recognizable by their black and green Alcoa Dura-Bright® EVO sticker. Part numbers ending in DB are Dura-Bright® treated.

Dura-Flange®

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Additional protection for an even longer service life

Dura-Flange® Alcoa Wheels have a proprietary treatment that provides a protective shield to reduce rim flange wear, giving them up to double the lifetime compared to other aluminium wheels under the same conditions.

 
Road tested

Dura-Flange® Alcoa Wheels show no signs of rim flange wear after 386.000 km .

Dura-Flange® wheels are the most appropriate for transport where loads are heavy and prone to shifting, causing the tyre bead to rub against the wheel flange, such as:

  • transport under extreme conditions, e.g. mining
  • heavy hauling, e.g. logging
  • tankers operating off road (e.g. local milk collection, fuel distribution)
  • city bus
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 Rim Wear Protected

Dura-Flange® wheels are easily recognizable by the “Rim Wear Protected” sticker. Part numbers ending in DF are Dura-Flange® treated.

Dura-Bright®/Dura-Flange®

 

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2 revolutionary treatments combined into one

Dura-Bright®/Dura-Flange® Alcoa Wheels are the result of 2 treatments combined, resulting in a shiny looking easy to maintain wheel with a protective shield to further increase the wheels’ service life.

Dura-Bright®

Dura-Bright® is not a coating, but a surface treatment that penetrates the aluminium and becomes an integral part of the wheel. It will not chip, crack, peel or corrode, like conventional coatings do. Regular cleaning with a mild detergent or undiluted Dura-Bright® Wheel Wash will keep the wheels shiny, even after hundreds of washes and thousands of kilometres, reducing maintenance costs.

Dura-Flange®

The Dura-Flange® treatment provides a protective shield to reduce rim flange wear, giving them up to double the lifetime compared to other aluminium wheels under the same conditions. Dura-Flange® is commonly used in transport where loads are heavy and prone to shifting, causing the tyre bead to rub against the wheel flange.

Black and Green / Rim Wear Protected

Dura-Bright®/Dura-Flange® wheels are easily recognizable by their black and green Alcoa Dura-Bright® EVO and “Rim Wear Protected” stickers. Part numbers ending in DD are Dura-Bright®/Dura-Flange® treated.

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