I have an 8 inch rear wheel off an adult scooter. It appears to have suffered crush damage - at a guess someone's driven a car over the wheel while on its side.
The bend is smooth and covers perhaps a quarter of the rim on one side only. However there is some crinkling on the outside.
And from the side
My gut feeling is that this will go badly if I try to straighten it. If it were steel the chance of success would be much higher.
Owner tells me it has never ever been driven over, but they didn't get it new. So its likely been used like this for several years.
Question Is it saveable? either by straightening it, or by leaving it as-is ? Or by bending the rest of the flange inward to match the squashed section?