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    whats happened to my alloys???????

    http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/i.../wheels013.jpg

    http://s265.photobucket.com/albums/i...=wheels014.jpg

    whats up with my wheels??? i washed the car today (after about 1 and a half months since its last wash) and my rear wheels are all patchy,what is it?
    whats caused this?
    can it be removed?
    will i have to get them refurbed?
    only had the wheels around 8 months.

    help me please!!!

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    That's water getting under the lacquer coat and oxidizing the alloy. Have you been cleaning the wheels with any nasty products?

    only way to sort it out is to get then re-diamond cut and re-lacquered. Unless you can take them back

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    i would say that the laquar has come off and grit or salt has got in and aluminum rusted it (dont know the propper phase for it) thats what i would say
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    will i have to get these refurbed then?

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    yup refurb is a must.
    Astra VXR - Arden Blue, Diamond cut 19's, Cruise Control, Debaged, Folding Mirrors, CD70 NAVI and CID + Aux-In, Factory Bluetooth, Piano Black Interior Trim, Full Milltek Unresonated Exhaust

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    yes itz road salt

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    thanks for the help guys.

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