Balancing Weight adhesion Alcoa Dura-Bright

Increase adhesion of wheel balancing lead to Alcoa Dura-Bright™ wheels

Tire and alu­minum wheel com­bi­na­tions can fea­ture two types of imbal­ances: sta­t­ic imbal­ance and dynam­ic imbal­ance. The first one is caused by a dif­fer­ence of weight over the whole plane of the wheel, the sec­ond means a dif­fer­ence of weight out­side the plane of the wheel. And, in order to reach a per­fect balance,consequently, both prob­lems must be cor­rect­ed with wheel balancing.


Wheel bal­anc­ing is the method used to ensure that the wheels of the car receive equal­ly dis­trib­uted weights.

The main benefits of balanced wheels are:

  • Low­er cost per km;
  • Saves mon­ey by pro­long­ing tire life;
  • Saves fuel;
  • Improves a vehicle’s ride quality;
  • Improves han­dling and braking;
  • reduced cor­ro­sion and dam­age to wheels.

The process of wheel bal­anc­ing is tra­di­tion­al­ly made with lead tape. The goal is to make sure the weight is even­ly dis­trib­uted. To do so, this process requires putting wheel and tire on a bal­ancer. This bal­ancer cen­ters the wheel and spins it to check where the lead tape should go. As a result, the lead tape evens out heavy and light spots in a wheel

Usu­al­ly, wheels with shiny alu­minum coat­ing such as Alcoa Dura-Bright®, don’t have the desir­able adhe­sion to lead.

CAPLINQ presents the solution for lead adhesion

There­fore, CAPLINQ presents the per­fect solu­tion for opti­miz­ing the wheel bal­ance process and to ensure increased adhe­sion of lead to Alcoa Dura-Bright® wheels.

Aculon’s Sur­face Ener­gy Enhancer Wipes are the only solu­tion for sur­face treat­ment avail­able. Designed to increase the adhe­sion of lead, thus improve the wheel bal­anc­ing process.

This prod­uct can change the alu­minum sur­face, with­out any visu­al notice, and increase adhe­sion to the wheel sur­face with 50%, to obtain a bet­ter bond between the wheel and the lead tape.

In all the shear adhe­sion tests, Aculon’s Sur­face Ener­gy Enhancer Wipes showed pos­i­tive results. Because the lead tape remained fixed to the wheel sur­face, the wipes can pro­vide increased safe­ty and reli­a­bil­i­ty on the road.

Please click for more details on the Sur­face Ener­gy Enhancer Wipes or vis­it our web­site to learn more about the Adhe­sion primers and pro­mot­ers prod­ucts.

If you have fur­ther ques­tions about how Aculon’s Sur­face Ener­gy Enhancer Wipes can improve lead adhe­sion, please feel free to con­tact us.

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