Silicone Wheel Beads
Silicone Wheel Beads
Your wheels are one of the first things people notice on your vehicle. Shiny rims with attention-grabbing accents can really make your car, truck or motorcycle stand out. One way to customize your wheels and protect them at the same time is with our silicone wheel beads. These innovative accessories offer a unique look while guarding against wheel damage.
What Are Silicone Wheel Beads?
Silicone wheel beads, also called tire beads or focal beads, are small silicone rubber pieces that slip onto the rim of your wheel. They come in a huge variety of colors and shapes to deliver eye-catching style. When installed correctly, the flexible beads conform to the curve of the wheel rim and stay securely in place.
Silicone is durable yet soft enough not to damage expensive custom rims. The beads add flair to any standard factory wheel as well. Larger beads deliver more of a 3D look, while smaller ones provide subtle accents. You can mix and match colors to create exactly the look you want.
Wheel Protection with Style
Unlike many wheel accessories, our silicone beads do more than just look good. Their snug fit along the rim creates a barrier against curb damage. Solid inadvertent contact with curbs, parking blocks and other hazards can scrape, gouge and dent rim edges. The flexible silicone beads absorb the impact rather than allowing that damage to reach the wheel itself.
The beads keep road debris from getting lodged along the rim where it could lead to rust and corrosion. Their tight fit also prevents moisture from being trapped against the metal. This helps keep wheels cleaner between regular washings.
Long Lasting Wheel Accents
Silicone wheel beads are designed to withstand the elements and the demands of everyday driving. Quality beads maintain their shape and do not become brittle or crack in temperature extremes. Their durable construction ensures the beads will look great on your wheels for many miles down the road.
One of the best things about silicone wheel beads is how simple they are to install. There is no need for special tools or mechanical skills. The beads come with adhesive pads attached to keep them securely in place. The pads stick tightly but will not damage expensive custom finishes.
Follow these easy steps for a smooth installation:
- Clean the wheel rim thoroughly and let it dry completely. This allows the adhesive pads to stick properly.
- Test fit the beads along the rim to determine appropriate spacing. Adjust as needed.
- Remove the adhesive backing from each bead pad.
- Working your way around the rim, gently press each bead in place. Apply firm pressure for 30 seconds to ensure a good bond.
- Once all the beads are installed, visually inspect their fit and spacing. Realign any beads as needed.
- Let the beads sit for at least four hours before hitting the road. This allows the adhesive to fully cure.
With minimal time and effort, your wheels go from boring to bold. Should you ever want to change their look, the beads can be safely removed without damage to the rim.
Choose the Perfect Beads for Your Ride
Silicone beads provide almost endless options for customizing your wheels. Here are some top choices for colors, sizes and styles:
- Neon shades like lime green, bright pink or electric blue are perfect for eye-catching effects.
- Metallic beads in chrome, bronze, gold or pewter add classy elegance.
- Carbon fiber patterned beads complement performance vehicles.
- Larger half-sphere beads make rims pop in 3D.
- Smaller solid beads offer more subtle enhancements.
- Multi-colored sets allow for creativity in patterns.
- Glow in the dark beads turn heads at night.
You can find quality silicone wheel beads available wholesale to save on costs. Buy matching sets for all your wheels or mix things up with different styles per rim.
Accent and Protect Your Wheels
Installing silicone beads is a simple way to get more enjoyment from your vehicle. With minimal investment and effort, your wheels become an eye-catching part of your ride’s style. Far from being just a gimmick, the beads also protect expensive rims from curb damage. Their durable silicone construction ensures the beads will last for many miles of performance. Give your wheels the customizable style and protection they deserve with silicone wheel beads.