Rust on plasti-dipped wheels - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 06-16-2013, 10:51 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
joeg679's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 493
Rust on plasti-dipped wheels

I recently re-dipped my wheels (2 weeks ago) after initially dipping them in the beginning of April when I got the Jeep. The reason why I re-dipped them was because as I was washing the Jeep and hosing off the rear driver's side wheel, I noticed that the dip on the center cap wasn't adhered anymore. I re-dipped everything and they all came out better because I was more experienced. However, the other day I noticed that there was rust marks on the same wheel, coming from the center cap. I washed the whole thing and noticed the same marks. I'm wondering what could be rusting and if there is a problem with the center cap or something. Any thoughts?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.JPG
Views:	65
Size:	116.7 KB
ID:	262454  

joeg679 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-17-2013, 05:33 AM   #2
TOK
Jeeper
 
TOK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,248
We were working on my buddies 2012 and when we pulled the drivers side front we found the hub area (behind center cap in your pic) was pretty filled up with water.

It was the only one and really no explanation for it. We dried it out real good and he's going to pull the wheel again in a couple weeks to see if it took water again. Looks like maybe you have the same scenario going on.

TOK is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-17-2013, 06:56 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
ky77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 110
Come to think of it have the same problem kinda of. Passenger rear wheel is getting rust everywhere. Had wheel off and used hose on brake area and the rust water just was pouring out. Kinda like if you have rode your brakes too much and was grinding rotor and leaves that rust dust on your wheel if you ever saw that. Problem is brake pads and rotor besides rust look fine. Going to replace brake components there and see if problem is fixed. My hub was rusted good too so will look into seeing if water trapped somehow also
ky77 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-17-2013, 08:06 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 128
I could be wrong but that looks too light to be rust. It could be dirt and road dust getting washed out.
BXCc is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-17-2013, 10:30 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
joeg679's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 493
I haven't brought the car off road, so I don't think it's dirt. I think there has to be water getting trapped there somehow which is why the plasti dip was bubbling off on the center cap.
joeg679 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-17-2013, 10:53 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
Plasticpirogue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 559
Interesting that you brought this up; I rotated my shoes this weekend and noticed that ONLY on the front left was the hub rusted. I have 15K on my 2013 bought back last August, and just the center of the hub (hub centric ring) had considerably more "surface" rust than I would expect to see on a ductile iron component (none of the other hubs were affected). I cleaned it off with a little "kerosene in a can", and plopped the wheel back in place, but rest assured I will keep an eye on it.
Plasticpirogue is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-17-2013, 12:06 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
joeg679's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 493
I may try to take off my center cap later or this weekend when I have time. But, anyone who is having this problem, please keep us in the loop. Thanks!

joeg679 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:11 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC