18/19 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)
An 18/19" perfect quality Rim Band suitable for 18" and 19" wheels. The width of this band is 45mm which fits the width of the well of the wheel. Note this band is for 18" and 19" rims sizes. With other brands of rim bands available elsewhere note that the 18" , 19", 20" and 21" rim bands are all the same! Which goes some way to show you why we produce our own Blockley rim bands! In addition our highest quality 18/19" Blockley rim bands are sold for less also.
Rim bands are needed to protect the inner tube from the nipples that hold the spokes that are in the well of the wheel rim. This 18/19 rim band is suitable for wheel rim diameters of 18 and 19 inches. At 45mm overall width these bands will fit across almost every wheel well. The Blockley rim bands are not feathered thin to their edges, as this causes problems with time. These are a Blockley designed and produced item, covering 2 rim diameters - whereas some other rim bands we note cover as many as 4 rim diameters! Rim bands are probably one of the most important (yet inexpensive) parts on a motor car!
Blockley manufacture rim bands because we produce great quality tyres and need similar quality inner tubes, and rim bands.
We have seen rim bands that are feathered at the edges. When they go hard with time they actually slice the tubes. So the Blockley rim bands are made from a softer compound with the edges square cut at the full thickness, which stops this problem occurring. This level of attention to detail (as with all our products) really is important, yet Blockley bands cost no more and often less than other bands. Rim bands are only necessary in the wheel well of wire wheels, where exposed spoke heads are present. Insulation tape is really not adequate, which also goes hard over time around the spoke heads as the heat embrittles the tape where there is no heat sink, which then also goes on to cut the tube, so always use a Blockley rim band if you can. I have little doubt that a Blockley rim band costs less than whatever amount of tape has been wasted!
The only time when a rim band is not necessary on a 18 or 19 inch wire wheel rim is when the spokes go only to the outside periphery of the rim, as on quite a few prewar MG's, so there are no spoke heads in the wheel well. If in doubt you can contact us.