Whats happened to my wheels?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by bobmushroom, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. bobmushroom

    bobmushroom Member

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    Can someone more learned than me advise what has causes the marbling on the rim off the alloy? I have just had my wheels put on again after a spell with MB and 2 of the tyres have obtained this strange appearance (see photo) I have tried to wipe off and appear to be under the lacquer. Any ideas? Should I complain to MB? or is it a user issue?
     

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  2. epervier

    epervier Active Member

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    looks like spidering under the lacquer, how old are the rims? might be a warranty issue.
     
  3. brucemillar

    brucemillar MB Club Veteran

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    As above. It may be.... if you have had the tyres replaced/re-fitted that the machine has damaged the lacquer. Certainly that apears to be underneath.
     
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    bobmushroom

    bobmushroom Member

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    Only 6 months before being stored.Taken back to MB - photos taken and awaiting a result of a conversation with Service Manager and Mercedes. Thanks for ideas
     
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    Endex Active Member

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    Bob, all things being fair that should be covered by warranty. Our C180 is 20 months old with 7k on the clock and we have just had 3 of the 4 wheels replaced under warranty for similar deterioration.

    Here's hoping!:thumb:
     
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    Still waiting on verdict but am hopeful
     

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