Wheel Refurbishment Question from Richard Brown
Submitted on 21/04/2009
Hi, I live in Newark nr Nottingham. I own a 2007 Foord Fiesta Ghia. I took it to a Ford garage today with some marks on my alloys, where water has got under the lacquer. They said that it was because the alloys had been chipped by stones and water had got into the chips, because they had been Diamond Cut. They advised me that I need brand new alloys. Can you please advise, looking at the pictures, whether these can be repaired with a good finish? All 4 of them have marks on them, one a lot worse than the others. Thanks Richard Brown Model: Ford Fiesta Ghia 07
If its the nearside front then chances are its had a scrape which may have started off the corrosion, however they will corrode anyway as the diamond cut part is only covered by lacquer. We remove all of this mess, then prime and paint the whole wheel.
We will be putting more examples on our site in the next couple of days as this a common problem.
Fords,Mercedes,V W,Toyota, and many more companies have tried this diamond cut idea but no one seems to be able to make the lacquer stay on in the uk without a good quality primer in between which is what the other part of the wheel has. So we finish them the same as the one that lasts.
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