HELP! My rims are peeling!

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by LotsaHP, Apr 8, 2003.

  1. LotsaHP

    LotsaHP Enthusiast

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    I'm having a dilema with my 1994 RT/10. My rims are in relatively good condition (i.e. no curb damage) but for some reason it's like the enamel is peeling off of them. There's no dents so I don't think it's cause from road debris, and it's always garaged. The really strange thing is it's happening to all four wheels. Here's a pic of the damage:
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    I was just wondering if anyone has had anything like this happen to them, and if so, what can I do to fix it? Also, anyone have a set of rims for sale to replace my current ones?
     
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    You could always have the wheels re-powdercoated, which is generally very strong, and should not peel. Someone did something to those wheels to make that happen (like using something to pry off the center cap that chipped the wheel?!?)
    You could also have your wheels polished, and clear powdercoated (which looks sharp!). My car originally had chrome 3-spoke wheels, and looked great. The chrome didn't hold up too well, though. I am unsure who chromed them.
    Replacing the wheels is always an option, and there are a ton of different wheels available (stock forged 5-spoke, cast 5-spoke, newer 18 inch, aftermarket, etc)
    Good luck!
     
  3. Jeff Torrey

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    Mine are doing that but in a different area. On the inside edge. Seems like the clear coat is chipping off, then the brake dust clings those areas. Rims have to be refinished to correct it.
     
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    LotsaHP...There is a set of 17" oem 5 spoke wheel/tires on ebay... item 2410329727

    adam
     
  5. Gerald Levin

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    Adam, wrong auction. The item # you listed gave the following:
    VIPER 92-96 RT/10 TONNEAU COCKPIT COVER
     
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    lotsaHP, sorry ebay auction is item # 2410386127

    adam
     
  7. genXgts

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    Adam, those are your rims for sale on ebay??
     
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    LOL..Yeah but for a fellow vca member I would end the auction and give him a break!


    adam
     
  9. LotsaHP

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    Thanks for all the responses guys. Hey adam, how much for the rims? I may be very interested! I'll just keep my peeling rims for the track.

    Also, kind of a stupid question, but will 96 OEM wheels fit on my 94?
     
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    I have a set of black powder coated 3 spokes with brand new, never used XGTZ's on the back and XGTZ-4 on the front. No miles never used,

    Mike
     
  12. LotsaHP

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    Hey Mike, you don't happen to have any pics of them you could post or e-mail to me do you?
     
  13. genXgts

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    you've got a PM Adam, check it out, have to act fast or Mike will gets his hands on them, then it's all over unless I wanna buy them off him for a hint or two more!!!:)
     

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