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405m's already starting to blister!

Post by pitbull666 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:53 pm

The set of 405m's I've have fitted for just over a year had already started to blister under the lacquer around the centre caps!

Do I have any recourse with BMW over this as I did purchase the wheels from a dealership?

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Re: 405m's already starting to blister!

Post by Plantjuk » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:27 pm

You should get a 2 year warranty with parts like that.
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Post by Motley2012 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:09 pm

Absolutely should be covered especially if they are all corroding in the same place.

I would ask for yours to be refurbished rather than replaced since a good refurb should be better than the factory finish.
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Re: 405m's already starting to blister!

Post by pitbull666 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:15 pm

Thanks guys I've only noticed it on two wheels but will throughly check the others.

One wheel has been kerbed (by the wife :evil: ) but that shouldn't be a problem as it's no where near the effected area.

Would it be best to contact my local dealership or the dealership I purchased from?

It's peeing down outside so I'll get some pics up later

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Re: 405m's already starting to blister!

Post by Kerr » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:35 pm

Motley2012 wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:09 pm
Absolutely should be covered especially if they are all corroding in the same place.

I would ask for yours to be refurbished rather than replaced since a good refurb should be better than the factory finish.
Most places that do diamond cut refurbishment only offer a short, or very limited, warranty. Also refurbishing them now limits the ability to rework them again later as you can only face so much off the wheel.

It will be a warranty claim and brand new wheels anyway.

Diamond cut wheels just aren't up to the job for UK roads.

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Post by AdrianB » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:44 pm

Does it look like the below Image ??


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Re: 405m's already starting to blister!

Post by pitbull666 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:57 pm

Yes but a little more severe on mine

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Re: 405m's already starting to blister!

Post by AdrianB » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:58 pm

pitbull666 wrote:Yes but a little more severe on mine
Thanks ... looks like I will be having a conversation when mine goes in for a service on the 2nd.

I had honestly just thought they had somehow got damaged ... was unsure how but assumed it was my fault!


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Re: 405m's already starting to blister!

Post by Motley2012 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:13 pm

Kerr wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:35 pm
Motley2012 wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:09 pm
Absolutely should be covered especially if they are all corroding in the same place.

I would ask for yours to be refurbished rather than replaced since a good refurb should be better than the factory finish.
Most places that do diamond cut refurbishment only offer a short, or very limited, warranty. Also refurbishing them now limits the ability to rework them again later as you can only face so much off the wheel.

It will be a warranty claim and brand new wheels anyway.

Diamond cut wheels just aren't up to the job for UK roads.
I completely agree it's the reason I have never picked up a set of 269's because of the longevity of the finish.
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Re: 405m's already starting to blister!

Post by rubberduckzilla » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:48 pm

This is a common issue with oem diamond cut wheels, there is no way to avoid it.

Should be covered under 2 year parts warranty.

Whenever I refurb diamond cuts I always go with shadow chrome instead, similar finish without the ballache!
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Re: 405m's already starting to blister!

Post by Plantjuk » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:49 pm

rubberduckzilla wrote:This is a common issue with oem diamond cut wheels, there is no way to avoid it.

Should be covered under 2 year parts warranty.

Whenever I refurb diamond cuts I always go with shadow chrome instead, similar finish without the ballache!
I had diamond cut 313's on my old E88 for 3 years and no issues with the finish on them. I always thought they went funny due to using acidic wheel cleaners.
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Re: 405m's already starting to blister!

Post by Kerr » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:05 pm

Plantjuk wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:49 pm
rubberduckzilla wrote:This is a common issue with oem diamond cut wheels, there is no way to avoid it.

Should be covered under 2 year parts warranty.

Whenever I refurb diamond cuts I always go with shadow chrome instead, similar finish without the ballache!
I had diamond cut 313's on my old E88 for 3 years and no issues with the finish on them. I always thought they went funny due to using acidic wheel cleaners.
Any damage to the lacquer, such as a stone chip, lets dirt, salt and water underneath and the corrosion just spreads underneath.

Obviously cleaning the wheels on a regular basis and coating/sealing the wheels does help to some extent, but it isn't always enough and the vast majority of people will never look after their car to that extent.

It must be costing a fortune to replace all the wheels that do corrode.

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Re: 405m's already starting to blister!

Post by AdrianB » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:19 pm

Photos taken today and sent to Germany, will get an answer on Monday so will report back


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Re: 405m's already starting to blister!

Post by pitbull666 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:41 pm

Let me know what the response is mate

I've spoke to the supplying dealership who are miles away so opted to take it in the the local one but won't be until next week due to work schedule.

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Re: 405m's already starting to blister!

Post by Tricky401 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:02 pm

Interested in the outcome. One of my rears has this but like 10% of the area effected in the photos shown.

The outcome of my 436m claim with my local dealer makes me think I'm not going to get very far

Where are your local dealers that have submitted the claim?
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