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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2007, 03:26:11 PM »
55 Reg  ?? ??    :o  Is there no hope  ??
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2007, 03:31:18 PM »
Ive had a new set already mines is a 55 plate got it new on jan 06

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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2007, 03:33:51 PM »
I park next to a 55-reg RX8 and that's got dodgy wheels.

My car is 06 but the wheels are the new design and so far after 16 months they're ok  :( Which is a shame because they've now got numerous other nicks and stone chips, not kerbed yet though  ;D

When you guys have you old wheels changed, do you get the same design or the current equivalent?

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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2007, 03:38:30 PM »
I got the same design both times.  As I understand it when you do a warranty claim Mazda replace like with like, unless of course there is a safety issue resulting in a modified design.
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2007, 04:10:12 PM »
It'll be interesting to see if the new designs start bubbling

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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2007, 03:04:34 PM »
It'll be interesting to see if the new designs start bubbling

Indeed, it seems to be a problem with alloys across the whole range - the alloys on our 6 had started to corrode but then it was 5 years old when we traded her.

(We're stuffed because our 3 is out of manufacturer's warranty and the 6 month warranty we got doesn't cover the alloys.  Neel has suggested we write to Mazda UK to see if they can do anything about the alloys after all the probs we've had trying to get the scratches on the 3 sorted.  I'm hanging on until we're satisfied the work has been done to the correct standard before writing.  Goes in 2 weeks today to be sorted.)
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2007, 03:10:45 PM »
Had my RX-8 for over 2 years and was on my 3rd set of alloys by the time I got rid of it. Mazda seem to think it's something to do with the salt used on UK roads in bad weather....

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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2007, 09:03:50 AM »
But after warranty its only 90 quid a wheel for a refurb right? An you'd only need to do it before you sell it.

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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2007, 05:45:21 PM »
Found some more info on another forum by doing a Google search.  Seems like it can depend on the dealer as to whether they're replace the wheels :

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/vehicle-retailers-manufacturers/56890-corroded-mazda-wheels.html
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2007, 04:57:15 PM »
Having seen all this talk on the Forum about alloy wheel corrosion I just had to inspect my wheels on my 54 plate 1.6 TS.( bought it last week 12000 on clock) The wheels look fine. Now I'm no mechanic but I have tried this. I got an oil can and put some Waxoyl in and thinned this with white spirit until it squirted freely from the oil can. Then I carefully squirted the stuff all around the centre wheel cap and worked it into the joint with my finger. Wiped off all the excess and....well am I wasting my time or is this worth trying? I don't know how you get these centre  caps off (Said I'm no mechanic!) but do they push out once the wheels off? if so wouldn't it be worth taking them off, 'blethering' Waxoyl all around them and replacing the same suitably protected??.  Must say..make sure no Waxoyl on the Discs please!! :-*
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2008, 08:42:49 PM »
noticed my wheels are corroding the other day. car going in for its sevice in early feb, will keep u posted....?
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2008, 09:14:05 PM »
don't bother wasting your time writing to mazda, in previous threads several of us penned a letter to mazda, sent it off to them on 'mazda3 forum headded paper' and guess what no reply.......

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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2008, 02:12:54 PM »
Washed my car at the weekend - noticed the arms on my alloys are starting to blister - only slightly, but its started. Will Mazda never learn????  ???
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #43 on: February 11, 2008, 03:23:45 PM »
well car went in for its service this morning and mentioned the alloy wheels, hadn't even finished saying the word wheel and the girl was taking photos of them to send to mazda. she said ill have a new set soon enuff!! well done mazda stourbridge!!
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #44 on: February 11, 2008, 03:52:55 PM »
Well almost a year since my first set was replaced under warranty, and so far not sign of corrosion with this second set :-)
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #44 on: February 11, 2008, 03:52:55 PM »