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rims peeling on 14 accord sport

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Old 08-28-2014, 12:54 PM
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We bought a 2014 accord sport and was wondering if any one else has had an issue with the rims peeling? Ours started not even a week after we bought it... thanks for any help
 
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:03 PM
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Warranty?

I had peeling clear-coat on 1998 rims - long after 1998 so past warranty.
 
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:51 AM
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After a lot of arguing with the dealership they did replace it...I just want to know if there is anyone else out there who might have or is experiencing this.. plus is there anything that can be applied to these to help prevent the issue? Thanks for any help
 
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:02 PM
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It may or may not have to do with how you clean the wheels or if something from the road got on them.

How do you clean the wheels and with what?
  • Do you wash the car and wheels right after it's been driving, while the wheels are still hot?
  • Do you use any wheel cleaner? If yes, what brand, type? Most common store bought brands have acid. There are also different type for different wheels. Store bought common cleaners does work reasonable well, as long as you don't let them sit long. Better and more expensive wheel cleaner (usually not in regular brick and mortar department stores) may be ph balanced and acid free, etc.
  • Do you use a sponge, brush, etc. Some of the best brushes that don't scratch are made from boars hair. Although cheaper brushes are usually not the cause of peeling, it may cause fine scratches. Woolies also work well.
  • Other info. to describe your process?
You can also wax the wheels; however, I find that a pain; so, I usually don't wax it.
 

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Old 08-29-2014, 01:45 PM
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Mine were thick clear-coat over polished aluminum. I think newer wheels might be painted??

Anyway, those wheels were peeling from stone-chips. Once a stone-chip gets through and exposes bare metal, then corrosion creeps underneath the surrounding coating. That's not really a "defect" but rather some designer decided that clear-coated polished metal was "the look" that they required. They look nice if you never drive the car out in the real world.
 
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Old 08-29-2014, 03:16 PM
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Most of the 2013-14 Accords have machined finished alloy wheels with a clear coat.
 
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:49 PM
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Hello Christine..Welcome to the HAF...

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