Here are views of the Dodge Caliber alloy wheels at the end of the 3 year warranty.
I don't even know who makes them. My first replacements were boxed and the only markings were Mopar stocking and distribution labels.Do you know what kind of coating that they use on them? I wonder if they could be stripped of it and recoated/sprayed.
These are my third set of rims after less than 2 years, suppliers never improved.
Are these the stock rims rims in steel?
Powder coat paint would be better.
But 'painted' if just pigmented cellulose would that not be the same as top coat clear cellulose lacquer ? Then the pigment just covers up the same oxidisation underneath until it bubbles up and flakes off.
This problem is due to the composition - whatever they now specify to reduce VOC, it's a water based coating maybe.