WHEELS BLISTERING!!

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  • #135222
    coastliner
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    @daddy999

    If your car is a low mileage car not used as a daily, you likely wont get any issue in three years. Brembo’s car lives outside near to the coast for long periods so subject to the elements and salty air which won’t help. That said I have forged alloys on mine no blistering but the finish just doesn’t seem robust or quality. I also have a set of standard alloys in silver with winter tyres, they are a much better quality finish and are made in a different country to the forged alloys. My car is three years old with just under 8000 on the clock, so low mileage compared to Brembo’s car. I have come to the conclusion that I will have the forged one’s refurbished when they show signs of any marks or blisters.



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    #135246
    daddy999
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    Thanks for the reply. Mines an 18 plate with just under 3k. Not a daily driver and as you say the quality isn’t great on the forged. I’ll keep an eye on them over the winter with Road salt etc.

    #139456

    tonys
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    Mines booked in for detailing/ceramic coating so I thought I’d also get the wheels refurbed using powder coat (thicker than wet paint) primer and powder coat lacquer top coat. Just not happy with the oem finish on my particular wheels which are showing signs of whitening and minor surface pitting. Not finally decided between satin black (oem) or chrome black. If anyone has pics of chrome black on forged wheels I’d appreciate you posting. Think some pics were posted last year but can’t find them.

    #139463
    71-bda
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    tonys, my opinion is gloss black looks cheap and does not suit the RS, the satin/low sheen oem forged finish looks best to my eyes !



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #139467
    coastliner
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    I would agree with 71-bda OEM satin black finish looks the best.



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    #139839
    71-bda
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    tyres bubbling !!

       maybe an Aero tyre?



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #139841
    coastliner
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    Oh dear not at all good.



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    #139878
    71-bda
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    ha ha Coast, maybe its a new rim protector device, like air bags for your rims to stop kerbing !



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #139879
    bobcat
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    The tyre certainly doesn’t look healthy 🙀 A bit bloated 😹😹😹

    #140170
    thommo141
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    I’m looking to take my car in to see about getting the wheels replaced under warranty. Forged wheels are blistering in the corners, Do I need to take it back to the ford garage I bought it From or can it be any ford dealer nearby?

    #140219
    coastliner
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    Any Ford Dealer should deal with this issue. It isn’t a short process as they will have to take photo’s and then seek permission from Ford.



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    #140236
    stu-c
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    Yeah, I just noticed very small dots on my forged wheels that I think will turn into blisters. I reckon it’s small stone chips that allow salt/water to get under the top coat. Mine is 3 years old with 12k miles.



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    #140319
    GM
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    @Stu-c mine is going the same 3 years with 14K, going to get them powder coated then ceramic coated before fitting back on…

    #140320

    tonys
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    @GM – Just had the car detailed & ceramic coated so I had the wheels stripped, powder coated and ceramic coated also. Well worth it imo.

    #140321

    tonys
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    Car&wheels ceramic coat

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