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Old 04-28-2015, 05:13 PM   #1
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Wtf is happening to my rim!?!?

I honestly have no idea what is going on with this. Its only on 1 rim but its such an eye sore.

Ive read that these rimes are finished with a clear coat. Could it be that the clear coat is peeling? And for some reason this rim is not as shiny as all the other ones no matter what i try. Ive used wax, compound, polish and nothing makes the rim shine.





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Old 04-28-2015, 05:15 PM   #2
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the sad reality of wear and tear
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Old 04-28-2015, 05:28 PM   #3
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Honestly I would plastidip them at this point. https://www.dipyourcar.com/Kit-Wheels-cat/ Real easy and have a ton of great color possibilities these days. Just a suggestion. Sorry - this totally sucks.
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Old 04-28-2015, 05:28 PM   #4
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Doesnt make sense why its just 1 rim though you get me. All the other ones have a nice shine and this one is just horrible.
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Old 04-28-2015, 05:29 PM   #5
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Are you the first owner of your GTI? If it is only happening to 1 rim, I suspect that it may been repaired/painted over. It certainly looks like it. My rims are still factory original and I am the only owner of my GTI. They still look great. No peeling paint or anything like that happening to them.
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Old 04-28-2015, 05:30 PM   #6
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Honestly I would plastidip them at this point. https://www.dipyourcar.com/Kit-Wheels-cat/ Real easy and have a ton of great color possibilities these days. Just a suggestion. Sorry - this totally sucks.
I love this look though i honestly didnt want to plasti dip them at all. I bought the car when it wasnt even that bad like the size of a dime but its gotten worse and in different areas
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You can always hit up a dealership to see if they have any spare that they may have removed from another car. Sometimes they will sell them.
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Old 04-28-2015, 05:39 PM   #8
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Typical of a not properly refinished wheel after exposure to the elements.
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Old 04-28-2015, 05:44 PM   #9
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Are you the first owner of your GTI? If it is only happening to 1 rim, I suspect that it may been repaired/painted over. It certainly looks like it. My rims are still factory original and I am the only owner of my GTI. They still look great. No peeling paint or anything like that happening to them.
I am the second owner. I honestly dont know what it is but it is a possibility they tried painting or doing something to it and noticed it came out bad and didnt wanna continue
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Old 04-28-2015, 05:46 PM   #10
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You can always hit up a dealership to see if they have any spare that they may have removed from another car. Sometimes they will sell them.
Yeaa thats my last resort i guess. I wanted to see if anyone had a similar issue. Ill call up my dealer and see how many limbs they charge me for one that might be lying around lol
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Typical of a not properly refinished wheel after exposure to the elements.
Think it might have tried to be refinished once already?
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looks like the clear coat is coming off... I'd just try sanding/wet sanding it and re-applying some clear... but that's just me and I'm a daredevil like that
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:02 PM   #13
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looks like the clear coat is coming off... I'd just try sanding/wet sanding it and re-applying some clear... but that's just me and I'm a daredevil like that
Sounds so easy but i feel i would just make it worse : / . Like even the black part thats supposed to be glossy is dull. Ive hit it with compound and polish and it did nothing
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time to get new, lighter wheels.
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