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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2012, 08:33:34 PM »
I asked them today....I will wait to see what they say and ask again.
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2012, 04:18:45 PM »
Received a call today. They going to replace 3 wheels out of 4. Which isn't the best,but better than nothing.
I asked for 4 several times but they said no.
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2012, 08:54:57 PM »
that's annoying. oh well your other wheel wont be fair behind.
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2012, 10:06:08 PM »
that's annoying. oh well your other wheel wont be fair behind.


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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2012, 06:54:41 AM »
On the plus side tho...the buckled one will be replaced. 8)
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2012, 06:13:46 PM »
Got the car sorted today. Wheels are shiny, have been rotated. No rust. No wobble. No vibration.

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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2012, 07:48:50 PM »
Make a note of the mileage, so that you can present them with the evidence for your next set.
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2012, 08:26:18 PM »
cool beens. glad its sorted.
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2012, 06:24:36 AM »
Make a note of the mileage, so that you can present them with the evidence for your next set.

Sorry Will,but what do you mean? In case they fail after the warranty period?
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2012, 03:06:59 PM »
Perhaps you could call me cynical, but if you do some research you will find that those of us who have suffered this problem (and that's a good number) have had more than one set of wheels replaced before the warranty period is over. I had two sets during warranty and one set soon after. To get the set after was a bit of a battle as they considered that the corrosion was caused after the warranty ran out and that they were not responsible. Until I pointed out the mileage that the wheels had covered since new and when they were fitted in relation to the termination date of the warranty.  
Oh and one other thing. If you opt for a Mazda extended warranty when your manufacturers deal runs out, they will NOT consider any wheel replacements under the extension.
All I'm saying is your experiences at obtaining new wheels will most likely not be your last.

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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2012, 06:24:42 PM »
I see what you mean. Thanks for the advice. I can see ur car is around 8 years old now, how are your wheels? Are they rusting again? I was just thinking if rust appears again when they won't be under warranty surely I could just pay someone to a refurb on them and an awesome and solid paintjob.
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2012, 07:15:13 PM »
Yep,  my wheels are shot again. The third set started to deteriorate about year 5. So now they are in a pretty poor condition. I have toyed with replacing them with totally different aftermarket wheels and have also considered refurb.
I just haven't got round to it.
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2012, 07:48:14 PM »
Great...It is such a shame though.
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2012, 08:34:40 PM »
To those folks with the corrosion, are you using any "products" on your wheels?

By that I mean any "cleaners" other than standard car washes as used on the bodywork, and are you applying any form of polish or finish to the wheels?
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2012, 09:18:37 PM »
Never used any of the Wonderwheels or other cleaning products that could affect them and always put a coating of  Maguires on the wheels at the same time as I did the body work. My car was regularly cleaned every week (and still is).  The wheels were never curbed or damaged in any way.  Mazda along with many other car makers unfortunately chose a wheel manufacturer whose product could not withstand the UK weather / road treatments. This is why the dealers will usually change the wheels with out too much argument. However there are limits as to just how far/old Mazda are prepared to go. They will accept replacement claims up until the end of the warranty. After that they will not entertain it.
There was someone on the site a few years ago, who had new wheels within the warranty period which subsequently corroded and tried to take Mazda to court because they would not replace them again. The reasoning being that the wheels did not last what was considered to be long enough to fulfil the "fit for use" requirement. When it was pointed out to the court that this particular person had already had two previous sets of wheels, the court deemed that Mazda had done all that it could for the customer and that there was no case to answer. 
It's not the way the wheels have been looked after it is the materials that the wheels are made of and the chemical reactions caused between the various materials during manufacture. Put that together with the British road agencies putting chemicals (urea) on the roads during icy periods and you have a recipe for corrosion.

My advice to you all is to get new wheels as late as you can before your warranty runs out. Because after that you're on your own.
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2012, 09:18:37 PM »