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Unread 07-01-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
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What is growing on my wheels?? (pic)

When I bought my jeep four years ago there was some weird stuff on a wheel or two. I kinda just faded it out and forgot about it until today I was washing my car for the first time in a loooong time and noticed this "thing" is now on all 5 wheels! What the hell is it? Its spreading and wont scrape off!!



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Unread 07-01-2009, 07:17 PM   #2
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the clear coat is coming off
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Unread 07-01-2009, 07:17 PM   #3
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It's the clear coat starting to peel off, and probably a little corrosion starting under the clear coat.
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Unread 07-01-2009, 07:39 PM   #4
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WHEEL CANCER!!

its just oxidizing.
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Unread 07-01-2009, 08:04 PM   #5
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That definately looks like crud under the peeling clear coat.

But, those look like Canyons and I thought there was no clear coat on them?
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Unread 07-01-2009, 08:10 PM   #6
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Is there anything I can do or is it a lost cause?
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Unread 07-01-2009, 08:11 PM   #7
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corrosion. My 4runners wheels have a bit of that going on but no where near as bad...and they are 11 years old.
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Unread 07-01-2009, 08:12 PM   #8
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definately the clearcoat on the wheel. Canyons finish sucks a big one. I feel your pain my friend. I've got a spare set and I'm going to explore refinishing them to see if it's possible to breath life back into the canyons.
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Unread 07-01-2009, 08:12 PM   #9
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Got the same thing going on...
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Unread 07-01-2009, 08:16 PM   #10
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same thing happened to my canyons. stripped them down and paint satin black. one of the best and cheapest mods i have done.

kept the lugs and center cap chrome. look at this link. mine look like the ones in post #10.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...ainted+canyons
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Unread 07-01-2009, 08:20 PM   #11
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Wow. Those look awesome in black.

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Unread 07-01-2009, 08:21 PM   #12
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Found this..
http://jeephorizons.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=15376
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Unread 07-01-2009, 08:26 PM   #13
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hey 2jhanna roughly how much did it cost to do all 5 wheels?
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Unread 07-01-2009, 08:46 PM   #14
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hey 2jhanna roughly how much did it cost to do all 5 wheels?
maybe $30. the hardest, most time consuming was the stripping and prep. (as always). I did not want the added expense and trouble of having the tires dismounted off the wheels. i did the spare first. then the next 4, 2 at a time. I found some "rubber friendly" paint/varnish stripper at lowes. not the best i have used but it worked, just took about 2-3 coats. maybe $17-18 for stripper, a pack of steel wool and some scotch bright pads. Pressure washer also helped.

Then 2 cans of regular satin black for all five wheels. did not even prime. set the tire/wheel on a 5 gal bucket upright. 1 light coat from front and back, rotate tire a little on bucket, another light coat, etc, etc, etc.

i did the spare on one afternoon. then did 2 more another, etc.

edit: forgot to say that i used a couple rolls of cheap masking tape and some newspaper paper
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