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Wheel corrosion

SGilbert

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Attached is what my wheels look like. They were just as bad back in about 2014, and Lincoln replaced all four under warranty.
I'm now out of warranty.
What to do? Replace with OEM (prohibitive!) or aftermarket. Sand bast and re-lacquer or powder coat?
Seems like our winter salted roads totally disagree with lacquered wheels.
Anyone else have this? Ideas?
 

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bbf2530

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Hi SGilbert. Find a good wheel refinishing company. Try Googling "Automotive wheel re-finishers in my area" and other similar terms. Your local body shops may also be able to refer you to someone.
 

LScott

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Attached is what my wheels look like. They were just as bad back in about 2014, and Lincoln replaced all four under warranty.
I'm now out of warranty.
What to do? Replace with OEM (prohibitive!) or aftermarket. Sand bast and re-lacquer or powder coat?
Seems like our winter salted roads totally disagree with lacquered wheels.
Anyone else have this? Ideas?
I have the same problem on my 2010 MKX. Lincoln replaced my wheels also under warranty without any explanation of cause. I was thinking it was something from inside the wheel hub (like lithium grease) 'splashing' onto the wheels. I never thought about degrading of the powder coat. If you find a solution, please post it. You are the only other owner that I have heard of with this problem. Good luck!
 

SGilbert

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It's not a powder coat. It's delaminating of the lacquer, or some such. from the aluminum, and corrosion gets in-between.
Only solution is replace or repair. Neither is cheap.
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SGilbert

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Update:
Finally bit the bullet and ordered a new set 3 weeks ago. Back ordered 1 month, but, as of today, it'll be another 3-4 weeks. They offered the attached at the same price (saving $26/wheel).

New wheels will be in in 5 days.Screen Shot.jpg
 

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