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Wheel corrosion

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by forrester123, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. forrester123

    forrester123 Member

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    My '03 E320 has corrosion around the wheel studs on all 4 wheels.
    No curbing on the wheels, so could this be a diy job & if so, how do I go about it re rubbing down & painting?
     
  2. Giantvanman

    Giantvanman Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Sounds like the lacquer has been compromised rather than the paint. It really depends on what quality of finish (no offence) you want and longevity of the repair. You can buy lacquer but if you only strip (not sand- you might damage the paint the lacquer is protecting) and touch in the specific areas, it may not blend well (without experience and a pencil air gun ) and it may not be a permanent fix either due to having either a join/edge or overlap.

    However, for the few quid it will cost for the lacquer and stripper (lacquer remover), it's not much lost if it doesn't work and a wheel specialist will be able to re-do easily enough.

    Good luck if you decide to have go.
     
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    forrester123

    forrester123 Member

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    The corrosion is deeper than the lacquer coat, so it looks like all 4 wheels will need refurbing.
    At least I can choose a different finish that I fancy.
     

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