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I was wondering if anyone has ever seen the silver paint on the LSS (or base) wheel flake off as shown in the picture. I would not think anything of it besides the fact that it is only on one wheel but in multiple locations (the picture only shows one of the areas with the other 4 areas being similar). Any theories on why it would only be occurring on one wheel?

Also, I have a little time left on my warranty......are wheel issues like this (cosmetic) covered or am I out of luck? Any touch-up paint suggestions?

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Cletus

P.S. Sorry about the picture quality.
 

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I have sort of the same problem on one of my fronts... sorta looks like someone got rough with some hard to remove brakedust.
 

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Make sure you are not leaking coolant. it will eat the paint on the wheels.
 

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I think that is caused by the brake dust buildup that ALWAYS evd up in all the little nooks of these wheels. It took me about 8 hours to clean my wheels when I first purchased my car from the previous owner. I have lots of areas that looked simiilar but it turned out that it was just a hard coating of brakedust.
 

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I think that is caused by the brake dust buildup that ALWAYS evd up in all the little nooks of these wheels. It took me about 8 hours to clean my wheels when I first purchased my car from the previous owner. I have lots of areas that looked simiilar but it turned out that it was just a hard coating of brakedust.
Thanks for the replies guys! I also thought it was brake dust build up, but upon further inspection, it is definitely the paint that has been scrubbed off. The reason I say this is that it looks exactly like the scratches in the wheel nut areas where someone got over aggressive in removing the nuts. Also, I got back from a long/aggressive drive in the mountains where I got the little pockets of brake dust in the corners that look similar to the pictures posted. Those pockets cleaned right up.

The most likely explanation for this is (imo) is that someone sprayed the wheels down with cleaner and did not remove all of it leading to paint erosion (as suggested by another owner). I just got these wheels from my brother so I will not complain too much as I have not paid anything for them yet. Now I have some leverage to get the price lowered! :D I guess I will order some touch up paint if I bother to temporary fix it............still, they are sweet when compared to the base wheels I had previously.
 
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