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TeeJayBurton 10-26-2012 02:51 PM

Whats on my wheels?
 
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I recently got a 2004 TJ Rubicon with the stock 16" Moabs. I noticed it before we bought it and it isn't a huge deal, but there is something on almost all of the wheels and I can't figure out what. Look at the white spots around the center caps.

Anyone know what it is and how to get it off?

hagler123 10-26-2012 02:55 PM

Interested also....... I have the same looking blemishes on my tj canyon wheels but its worse than yours. I don't know it happened and I don't think it can be fixed. I think its some form of oxidation like when bare metal rusts

Beastmaster 10-26-2012 05:00 PM

Yup, looks like oxidation to me. I'd buff it off and cover it with some car wax.
Not sure how the wheels are but you might even want to spray some clear paint coating to keep the rust out.

psouza 10-26-2012 09:06 PM

Corrosion, not rust. Common on aircraft, under painted surfaces. Once started, it is self sustaining and tunnels under paint and clear coat and does not stop until the covering film is removed and the aluminum is cleaned and polished. This corrosion leaves deep pitting and can lead to total failure of the base metal.

myquite 10-28-2012 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by psouza (Post 2930255)
Corrosion, not rust. Common on aircraft, under painted surfaces. Once started, it is self sustaining and tunnels under paint and clear coat and does not stop until the covering film is removed and the aluminum is cleaned and polished. This corrosion leaves deep pitting and can lead to total failure of the base metal.

You are correct. this is known as "filiform" corrosion, a type of galvanic corrosion.

Brad48178 10-28-2012 11:42 AM

I would plastic dip them or use spray on bedliner.

TeeJayBurton 10-28-2012 12:28 PM

Have thought about Plastidipping but don't want the corrosion spots to show through. Not sure what I'll do quite yet.

Brad48178 10-28-2012 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by TeeJayBurton
Have thought about Plastidipping but don't want the corrosion spots to show through. Not sure what I'll do quite yet.

The nice thing about plastic dip is if you don't like it you can always peel it off.

TeeJayBurton 10-29-2012 08:07 PM

Very true.

AndrewsJeep 10-29-2012 08:40 PM

They are all right!!
 
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Originally Posted by TeeJayBurton (Post 2939982)
Very true.

Go and look up Dipyourcar.com he's got a shop here in FL-Know's the product better than most!! Pick a spray can color you like and you won't believe the results!!! Blems WON'T show through!!!!!:dance:


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