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Wheel refinishing due to paint/rust bubbling

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Old 08-25-2010, 06:27 PM
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Default Wheel refinishing due to paint/rust bubbling

Hello all,

Does anyone have any suggestions as to fixing the following problem with my wheels - if you can tell in the picture below the paint is bubbling around all the lugnuts. This has progressed to all 4 wheels over the years. I think it's mostly a surface problem and not a rust through.

Thanks for any help.

 
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:09 PM
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What car is this on? OEM wheels? Are the lug nuts rusting?

Similar style wheels on my A8 are forged light alloy...don't rust.

I have similar looking "bubbling" on some older VW alloys, but it's salt corrosion under the paint..not rust.
Only stripping (at least partially) and repainting will repair.
 
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:10 AM
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Yep - 2004 A8 - OEM. Didn't know if these can be painted or what brand to use.

Thanks for the tips.
 
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