We often get requests to do special rim and tire sets for super cars, vintage cars and big trucks. We can service almost all of these vehicles and their unique tire and rim set ups with our Corghi Artiglio Master 26 touchless tire machine.
This machine allows us to do very low profile tires without scratching the rims. The machine works differently than a traditional rim clamp machine. Instead of using metal clamps that grab onto the bead of the rim (or the barrel), the touchless tire machine uses a center post to secure the rim to the machine, just like on a balancer.
Then once the rim is secured to the machine, the touchless tire machine uses a unique duckhead design that does not touch the rim or require a bar to mount and dismount the tire. Most scratches come from either the bar or from the metal duckhead riding too close to the rim and scraping the edge. That doesn't happen on a touchless machine because the duckhead is 1/8" off the edge of the rim and can be adjusted in 1/10" increments in real time to avoid scratches.
I you've had a set of rims scratched and are looking for a shop with a touchless tire machine give us a call. We'd love to hear about your project. 952-929-0230