X-ray wheels for damage

Read at your own risk.

Moderator: Mike Simanyi

Eric Wong
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:57 pm
Car#: 900

X-ray wheels for damage

Postby Eric Wong » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:14 pm

Any recommendations on places in the LA area that can X-ray used wheels and control arms for cracks? And how much would that cost? Thanks.

User avatar
Anthony Porta
Solo Safety Steward
Posts: 637
Joined: Thu May 15, 2008 11:30 am
Club: SCNAX
Car#: 30

Re: X-ray wheels for damage

Postby Anthony Porta » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:45 pm

Interesting. Usually it's not worth it vs buying new wheels.
http://www.anthonyporta.net SOPAC solo Divisional Coordinator. Register Early for a better chance for your preferred work assignment!

User avatar
Christine Grice
King of Fastrack!
Posts: 1882
Joined: Thu May 15, 2008 11:26 am
Club: CASOC
Car#: 17

Re: X-ray wheels for damage

Postby Christine Grice » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:54 am

X-ray is probably not the right tool for that job. Unless the part is thin or the crack is large enough to extend all the way through the part, the x-ray is just going to pick up all the metal behind any cracks that may exist and show you a solid part. Even a Doctor can't see a fine crack in a bone on x-ray. You'll probably need a dye penetrant test or some form of a electromagnetic inspection.
~Christine Grice
2006 Mitsubishi Evolution, Berry Family Racing/Hoosier/ChaseCam

User avatar
Reed Gibson
Posts: 145
Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:33 pm
Club: SCNAX

Re: X-ray wheels for damage

Postby Reed Gibson » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:01 pm

Christine Grice wrote:X-ray is probably not the right tool for that job. Unless the part is thin or the crack is large enough to extend all the way through the part, the x-ray is just going to pick up all the metal behind any cracks that may exist and show you a solid part. Even a Doctor can't see a fine crack in a bone on x-ray. You'll probably need a dye penetrant test or some form of a electromagnetic inspection.


Bust out the pink stuff!


Return to “Off Topic”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests