R53 Cooper / R350 MBZ
The "bead assembly" in this picture stretches slightly to fit into an area around the inner circumference of the rim. Done properly, a tire can be dismounted and remounted without damage done to the wheel or tire.
For that Veyron wheel, it's a darn shame they didn't dismount properly, especially since it likely would have cost peanuts compared to other things they were doing. And then to top it off, they didn't even try to hide that they did that.
They weren't painting the whole wheel, just the face of it. Not much point in dismounting the tire when they did a good job of masking....tires like that are a bear to mount, and not cheap if you mess up a bead for sure. So yeah, really no reason to dismount.
Good lord, that video above is one of the nicest tire machines/mounting methods I've ever seen.....though thats a Michelin PAX run-flat (which I don't think the Bugatti is equipped with) so its a little different than the usual. That thing makes a Coats machine look like a very big POS.
Last edited by Dizy; 04-30-2012 at 03:41 PM.
Should probably post pics while I'm in here. Been wanting one of these lately.
Last edited by Rapid Decompression; 05-01-2012 at 06:53 AM.
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