These wheels were used for a couple of years and have definitely have seen it's fair share of elements and miles and it showed. Wasn't comfortable putting them up for sale because it had some issues that needed to be addressed and I never got around to doing it. So it sat in storage for a couple of years. Circa a couple of months ago pulled these out and went through inspecting these and well they were horrible. Visible bends in a couple of inner and on an outer barrel, caked on brake dust, the coating on the face was scratched up and some areas it looked like the aluminum underneath was oxidizing causing the coating to delaminate. The bolts had caked on brake dust both on the inside and outside and also the face looked like it was yellowing. The yellowing didn't make sense because it was the first set of wheels I've really noticed it on, might be the chemicals used to clean these wheels in the past breaking down the coating, maybe brake dust sitting no them reacting with the coating enough to stain it if anyone else has an idea on what could cause this please comment below. I even touched base with Weds USA and they said that it was weird because they haven't come across that issue.
My thought process was to clean it up, disassemble, address the face, address the bolts, address the outer barrels and inner barrels, get the wheels checked for true roundness and tadaaa.. well all that is good but don't do it in that order.
So with all the wheels sanded I wanted to make sure that whatever coating I put on does not interfere with any surface that required a torque spec. The hub of the wheel, the area where the face gets bolted together and the area where the lug nuts were the main ones I wanted to address. Took measurements of them and my idea was to get some circles cut in vinyl.
No crazy stretch, even stretch for the front and back and just enough stretch to clear what needs to be cleared. Super happy with how everything turned out, especially in keeping all original hardware. At this point I have to say the manufacturing process, barrel strength and the coatings etc these wheels have are amazing!!! I've said that 10 years ago and I'll reiterate it now.
These take time, work and money to do, so please don't blame me if you decide to do it yourself and things start snowballing. Doing it right is expensive and at that point it's almost better to buy new wheels I feel. Only problem is these are not in production anymore.
Big thanks to Jeremy 2 The Body Shop, Exotics and Weds for undergoing the process with me.
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