Puzzled?

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Mickyh7

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Hi, my new to me C300d wheels have me puzzled. When I wash the car, the rims get full of water, obviously at the bottom.
How does it escape?
Or does it stay in there with centrifugal force and slowly evaporate?
I'm not sure what type of wheels they are.
Thanks.
 
Huh ??
 
A deep well in-between the spokes and the rim.
 

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As far as I can see your car has the standard wheels that come with the C300d AMG Line. And yes, this does look like a design fault... you could potentially dry out the water after washing the wheels, but this cavity will probably collect brake dust, rainwater, and mud etc.
 
As far as I can see your car has the standard wheels that come with the C300d AMG Line. And yes, this does look like a design fault... you could potentially dry out the water after washing the wheels, but this cavity will probably collect brake dust, rainwater, and mud etc.
As already been said, it seems to be a stupid design. Maybe there is a way the water is thrown out or some small holes at the back. It's pouring down here so I'll look tomorrow.
I hate Diamond Cut Wheels anyway, so they won't stay for long!
 
As already been said, it seems to be a stupid design. Maybe there is a way the water is thrown out or some small holes at the back. It's pouring down here so I'll look tomorrow.
I hate Diamond Cut Wheels anyway, so they won't stay for long!

They'll fetch a good price on eBay, being genuine AMG wheels, some people do like them.
 
Not a Merc, but completely related; my 3 Series has the same wheel design feature that retains water. Annoying it is.
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Not a Merc, but completely related; my 3 Series has the same wheel design feature that retains water. Annoying it is.
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I can see that channel now . Suppose the water will just spill out once you get moving.
 
Just been out to look.
In-between every 'Twinspoke' there is a pathway for any water to drain out, so I guess as soon as you move off it will drain away onto the tyre pretty fast.
If your a 'Detailer' and OCD which I guess most are lol, it'll drive you mad!
Unpuzzled!
 
Not ideal but it won’t cause any harm apart from potential lead to an accumulation of dirt as dirty water evaporates. I really wouldn’t worry too much about it.
 
You'll need to do both, for this solution to work.....
It's getting complicated.
 

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