Peeling Alloys

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  1. Hettie's Crew

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    Anyone else have this problem on their alloys? It was new July 2014.
     

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    Sorry, don`t know the answer but that is very disappointing on a two year old vehicle.
    Is it worth contacting the dealer and asking them to contact the factory / wheel manufacturer and see if they are willing to do something ?
    Might be a known issue
    Otherwise there are companies that can refurbish them - at a cost !
     
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  3. Gellyneck

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    Not on motorhome but on car.
    Hyundai replaced them under warranty so might be worth a call to dealer \ manufacturer.
     
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    Your not alone,many cars on the road today are suffering from this problem this type of finish has been failing since 2006 on the Chrysler 300c
    It seems the more that fail the more Manufacturers copy this crap system (the Alloy is too highly polished to hold the clear Laquer)
    They can be re done circa £90 a wheel but they dont last either, far better to paint em

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  5. Brian and Jo

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    At 2yrs old I'd be expecting Hymer to replace them.:eek:;)
    Brian & Jo
     
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  6. Hettie's Crew

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    I've emailed the photos to Lowdhams to see what they have to say.
     
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    Afraid that's not unusual for diamond cut alloys. I've had several cars with that type of finish and always ended up getting them powder coated. It only needs a stone chip or heavy handed tyre fitter and the lacquer will be chipped.
     
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  8. Scotties

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    Not just a Hymer I think all the Burstner ones have peeled to, they've agreed to replace them on mine but have been waiting nearly a year because of the scale of the problem. See your dealer :whistle:
     
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    experienced exactly the same with our last Burstner replaced under warranty a well documented issue should be replaced without any hassle
     
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    My Burstner wheels are the same. Emailed Burstner in Germany and they said to contact uk dealer for warranty work or good will. Will see how I get on.
     
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    Hi my burstner wheels are the same going to get replaced in 3 weeks time under warranty 2 years old I have friends on there 3 rd set all ready they now fit fiat alloys to the new burstner song
     
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    I've witnessed lacquer peel on pretty much every diamond cut alloy, caused by a stone chip or similar.
     
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    This doesn't appear to have been caused by stone chip damage, it looks like it starts around the bolt holes and 'worms' it's way along, lifting as it goes. They are unaffected around the outer parts of the wheels and the spokes. Even though I understand why it may be happening, I find it unacceptable that this should be the finish on wheels. They must be more durable than this.
    Tim
     
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    If not stone chips it's possibly / probably caused by simply tightening the wheel nuts which cracks the lacquer & then moisture / road salt / grit etc seeps under & lifts.
     
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    Same on my Hymer, all four wheels corroding round the bolt holes, replaced under warranty, I was told they were on back order, I had to wait 3 months for replacements
     
  16. Hettie's Crew

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    Did you get the same type of wheel as replacement? My concern is that it happens again, unless something has changed with manufacture. How long have you had the replacements and are they doing OK?
    Thanks
    Tim
     
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    Same type of wheels, only had them fitted two weeks, so not proven yet . I guess there will be a warranty on the new wheels.
    (did not ask the question) as my original alloy wheels started to corrode after 6 months from new.

    Cheers
     
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    Are these Goldschmidt alloys (Goldschmidt are part of Hymer group)
     
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    Hymer, according to their accessories page.
     
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    Friends Carthago had the lacquer peeling at under a year old, they had had problems with wheels supplied by a British manufacturer he was give a choice of wheels for the replacement.
     

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