- One product replaces dozens of clip-on weights to simplify inventory needs
- Replaces clip-on/bang-on mechanical weights
- Corrosion-free product enables maintenance of expensive wheels and enhances overall vehicle appearance
- Elimination of clip-on weights improves wheel appearance by hiding wheel weights
- Uses industry-proven 3M™ Attachment Tape technology ensuring dependable attachment
- Can be cut to size for customized lengths and weights
- Precision cut-to-length weights improve wheel balance and vehicle ride quality
3M™ Mechanical Replacement Weight PN99427 is an adhesive backed mechanical replacement for clip-on weights used on the wheel flange to balance tires. The self-dispensing package, provided on a roll of wheel weight material, is placed directly on a cutter stand alongside a cutting device to make the product easy to use for precision tire balancing and a smoother ride.
3M™ Mechanical Replacement Weight attached to an alloy wheel
A more environmentally friendly alternative to lead wheel weights
3M™ Mechanical Replacement Weight PN99427
(PDF, 2.67 Mb) is a new wheel weight profile designed to replace clip, flange or mechanical weights used on the exterior plane of wheels for balancing. It combines a flexible and conformable material for balancing wheels with industry-leading 3M™ Attachment Tape technology for dependable attachment. The results are an all-in-one, cut-to-fit wheel balancing system that has less impact on the environment than lead wheel weights. This product fills out the 3M™ Wheel Weight System product portfolio and allows our customer a complete wheel balancing system whether it be on the interior or exterior planes of the wheel.
Here's the Wheel Weight Deal
The 3M™ Wheel Weight System combines conformable wheel balancing material and industry-leading 3M™ Automotive Attachment Tape to provide an all-in-one, securely attached wheel weight balancing system. Designed to have less impact on the environment than the industry-standard lead wheel weights, the 3M Wheel Weight System is a proprietary product with unique properties built to meet our customers' ever-increasing needs for lead-free, quality products. The 3M Wheel Weight System consists of a unique, flexible and conformable material available in an easy-to-use, self-dispensing package used with a stand and cutting device.
The 3M Wheel Weight material is provided as a roll good designed to be cut to weight. This provides precision balancing, which enables customers to reduce their cost of ownership by eliminating traditional wheel weight inventories of individual part sizes. Designed to replace environmentally harmful lead wheel weights, corrosion-free 3M Wheel Weights enable maintenance of expensive wheels and enhance overall vehicle appearance
Our system is used both in the automobile OEM manufacturing process and the automobile aftermarket.
3M Science Does Its Part to Eliminate a Source of Lead Contamination
Our wheel weights are made from a non-lead composite material. According to the EPA, approximately 1.6 million pounds of lead wheel weights are lost in the United States when they fall off during normal driving conditions. These weights can enter the environment in a variety of ways, including being washed into storm sewers or gathered during street cleaning or disposed of in landfills. A growing number of jurisdictions are introducing and passing legislation that bans the use of lead wheel weights. Our lead-free, composite material provides a more environmentally friendly alternative without sacrificing performance. In addition to environmental benefits, these wheel weights also resist the corrosion that is common with lead weights, which enhances overall tire appearance.