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I've just had all four OE 17" Alloy wheels replaced under Warranty, but sadly not with Superleggeras :icon_frown:
pics of the worst two :-

13938 - Ross 004.jpg 13938 - Ross 005.jpg

Apparently it's not uncommon on the SH and is believed to be caused by a reaction to the center cap (dissimilar metals). The cure/fix to prevent it happening is to apply grease around the center cap.
 

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Oops, some entry level engineer will be looking for new employment soon. It would have been easy enough to make them out of the same metal.
 

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Chalk it up to the bean counters at FHI. Cost cutting is a higher priority these days.
 

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My Soob is OK so far, but a similar ugly "rash" has developed my wife's '06 Honda Accord SE wheels. The rash has affected two of the center caps and two of the wheels. It appears to have developed after the basic warranty expired...

See attached pic.

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Jim / crewzer
 

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I don't see anything wrong. Could you explain.

The photos are courtesy of my dealer since I didn't think to take any :shake:

The corrosion is quite deep but this doesn't show very well on these pics. The 2nd photo also shows 'tracks' of corrosion below the lacquer, it's not actually dirt on the rims or lens :biggrin:.

This shows it more clearly
Wheel Corrosion.JPG
 
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