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Offline Ian Munro

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Alloys rusting
« on: May 05, 2020, 04:30:08 PM »
Can you please advise if anyone has experienced rust appearing on alloy wheels?
The alloys appear to be blistering and rusting
Thank you if you can advise

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Re: Alloys rusting
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2020, 08:48:01 AM »
After 4 years mine are blistering, badly on the front and less so on the rear. I suspect brake dust but not an expert. when the blister "pops" it's black underneath

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Re: Alloys rusting
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2020, 10:03:24 AM »
I have moved your post into the Wheels and Tyres sub section. If you have a look through the index, you will find that Alloy Wheel corrosion is a topic of many posts over the years.
This is something that has been an item of concern for many members.

Have a read through some of the postings and I'm sure you will find some interesting information.

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Re: Alloys rusting
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2020, 08:15:41 PM »
Yep Mazda wheels seem to be crap.  Our 2015 Mazda 3 got 4 new ones when about 2 yrs old, and the new ones are just as bad now the car is about 4.5 yrs old.  My 2017 CX-5 has recently had all 4 authorised for replacement, my previous 2015 Mazda 6 had all 4 authorised (but I sold the car before they 'came into stock'), a friend had a few new Mazda 6s in a row, which he only kept for about 1.5 yrs - all had at least one wheel replaced.

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Re: Alloys rusting
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2020, 10:41:15 AM »
My 59-plate gen2 had quite badly blistered alloys when I took ownership at the end of 2016 (so it was 7 years old). One of the first things I did with this car was get a few quotes for smartening them up and eventually went with The Wheel Specialist (https://www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk/locations/) at £65 a corner. They looked great for a few weeks but it wasn't long before the first couple of new blisters started appearing. Now, some three years later, they are looking a bit ugly again. Not as bad as they did at 7yrs old, but not pretty when you get within six feet of the vehicle. At the current age and value of the car I don't think I will bother splashing another £260 on cosmetics.
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Re: Alloys rusting
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2020, 10:41:15 AM »