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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2012, 10:06:58 AM »
Yes I haven't done anything mine either. Never. I used to mine to a carwash which is autoglym certified. That is it. I will keep an eye for rust I still have good 7 months left. Driving to Austria on Saturday so that should speed up the "rusting process" :)
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2012, 11:51:47 AM »
it doesnt matter what you do them. they will corrode full stop.
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2012, 09:07:33 PM »
Is it possible to fit tyres and do balancing without balancing weights? I mean can a new rim be so balanced that it does not require any weights when balancing?
I was just checking my new wheels today and not a single balancing weight.....there was no judder up to 73 mph at all....I did not go any faster....
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2012, 09:25:48 PM »
there usually stick on weights on alloys. you could be very lucky and not need blalacing weights. but normaly there hidden on the inner rim
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2012, 11:13:00 PM »
I didn't see a single one on it...it might be hidden though.
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2012, 11:19:37 PM »
I am just concerned a bit. In case they did not balance the wheels the steering wheel should judder...but it was all good up to 73mph, but it doesn't mean it won't rattle at 80..
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2012, 09:25:55 AM »
Or 90 or 130 ? ? ? ?    A touch of paranoia in here somewhere.    The weights are probably on the inside rim as Gavin suggests.
If in the extremely unlikely event that you do feel anything just take it straight back and get them to rebalance the wheels. 
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2012, 09:51:10 AM »
I am paranoiac for sure. But as I said I am doing a massive trip on Sat and don't have time to go back until then, not even to try them. So that is why I am worried.
But hopefully you guys are just right with the inner rim.
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2012, 05:50:41 PM »
Or 90 or 130 ? ? ? ?    A touch of paranoia in here somewhere.    The weights are probably on the inside rim as Gavin suggests.
If in the extremely unlikely event that you do feel anything just take it straight back and get them to rebalance the wheels. 

You guys were right as always. I found weights on the inside rim on both front ones. The rear I couldn't see as it was dark.
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2012, 07:45:08 PM »
lol, we're always right  :D
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2013, 01:35:13 PM »
Or 90 or 130 ? ? ? ?    A touch of paranoia in here somewhere.    The weights are probably on the inside rim as Gavin suggests.
If in the extremely unlikely event that you do feel anything just take it straight back and get them to rebalance the wheels. 

Guess what...I was right. Went on my trip on the 22nd. After entering France I was driving at 80mph, car was shaking so badly my arms started to hurt, luckily I found a tyreshop in Euskirchen, Germany where they balanced my wheels properly. The guy who did the job was shocked when he could not see a single balancing weight behind the spokes. The 3 wheels they replace were out by 40 grams each.
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2013, 11:33:21 PM »
jeez, how crap is your mazda dealer.
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2013, 05:33:03 PM »
They are pretty bad. The only issue I have is managed to get 50% discount on my next two services and a free MOT next year. So I don t really want to move anywhere as I will lose my discount.
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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #43 on: July 04, 2014, 06:06:09 PM »
Hi,

Wasnt sure whether to post in this sticky thread or make a new thread, but here goes! I'm seeing "bubbles" appearing over three of my four wheels. Here is a photo of one and the others are in comparable condition.



The car is 2009, full Mazda dealer service history. I note the warranty on wheels is 3 years and my car is 5 years old. Just wondered where I might stand with this. Presuming Mazda will be dis-interested, I wondered if a refurb on the wheels might help? Does anyone know what kind of costs it might be just to refurb these wheels?

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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #44 on: July 04, 2014, 08:02:54 PM »
mine had the same bubbles starting on a 2010 sport,the clear coat on the paint on mine was very thin.
the new set of wheels i got has alot thicker clear coat on the wheels  they look much better
they let me have the wheels for £100 notes  they are the Mazda 3 17 Inch Alloy Wheel Rim WHL1779.
thought it was good deal as i kept the old ones  .hopefully they will help you out with new set too good luck dean.

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Re: Paint bubbles on rim
« Reply #44 on: July 04, 2014, 08:02:54 PM »