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      10-08-2012, 07:18 AM   #1
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One of my wheels around the "bmw" badge cap has started oxidising, car is an 09 plate with 14K on the clock, wheels were fitted by the dealer I bought the car from in 2010 so they are only 2years old and have only covered around 6000miles, always used either just soap or billbery PH neutral wheel cleaner so not like it's "wonder wheels" damage.

I think BMW only have a 2 year anti-corrosion policy on wheels, but has anyone had simmilar problem with the 313's and went to the dealer about it? I know they are diamond cut and thus it's only a matter of time before they start to go downhill but for the mileage they've done, the care i've taken to keep them good i'd have thought they might last a bit longer!
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      10-08-2012, 09:18 AM   #2
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      10-08-2012, 11:33 AM   #3
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They're a total nightmare these wheels! The dealer themselves have said they won't last in tip top condition longer than 2 years

If BMW don't agree to change are you going the recondition route, or respray?
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      10-08-2012, 03:36 PM   #4
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had mine 5 years still perfect!
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...those wheels haven't been out for 5 years!
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had mine 5 years still perfect!
You've had 313 wheels for 5 years?
Weren't they launched with the LCI E92?
Which means they've been available for not much more than 2 years, no?
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2 yrs old and mine look as good as when they were first delivered.... no issues.
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2 yrs old and mine look as good as when they were first delivered.... no issues.
What have you been washing them with?
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Warm water with generous amounts of Meguiars Wash and Wax added. Use a cone shaped brush to get to the very back of the wheels and between spokes.... hose off... wipe dry.... done!

All 4 wheels takes 10mins, and they look polished and sparkling clean.

Here's the product..

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Buy some rain x and put it round the badge area to repel the water and moisture.
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Also I good idea to remove the centre caps after you wash your car/wheels and remove any water with a paper towel/cloth. Should help and extends the life of those crappy centre caps too!
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You've had 313 wheels for 5 years?
Weren't they launched with the LCI E92?
Which means they've been available for not much more than 2 years, no?
my mistake purchased them in april 2009.
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Forgot I stuck this post up, don't have a pic to hand but will get one sorted

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If BMW don't agree to change are you going the recondition route, or respray?
Tbh, I wasn't even sure wether to bother contacting BMW as I thought the answer would be something along the lines of "it's the nature of the wheels finish" but for the moment I don't think i'll get them refurbed as 2 are still mint, one rear is scuffed slightly and one front is the one with the oxidising, I think i'd prob wait until they all showed signs of letting go, if I don't change the car before then (still in 9 minds about that)

Acerboo/QLD - Jammy! all it takes is a stone chip which you can't prevent unfortunately

thejimreaper - good idea, got some aswell!

uke92dude, also a good idea, but a bit of a pain if the wheels aren't off

I have a feeling that the remains of some IronX has been stuck on the rim of a centre cap, between that and the wheel from lack of proper rinsing but can't be 100% sure
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Also I good idea to remove the centre caps after you wash your car/wheels and remove any water with a paper towel/cloth. Should help and extends the life of those crappy centre caps too!
Should we do this every time it rains too?
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I have had my two rear 313's replaced under warranty! Both were beginning to show corrosion damage dealer had no issues replacing them!
Alloys never had any kerb damage.
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had all 4 of my wheels chaanged under warranty last week for the lacquer "clouding" around the roundels. My car is a May 2010 or over 2 years old but still under 3, so it was covered.
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Should we do this every time it rains too?
I doubt the rain manages to get in - but if it does, you can if you want...
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I've been using Bilberry, could this cause damage to the finish?
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out of interest are these wheels the 313's that come as standard on some models or are they the bmw performance 313's?
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I've been using Bilberry, could this cause damage to the finish?
Although not wonder wheels, I don't think it is very good for the wheels.

Why not use a good sealent and if you wash regularly enough, soap and water would be good enough.
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If you don't get anywhere with the dealer, you can always have them refurbished.

The 313's on my previous E90 (well the 2 that never got refurb'ed) went for 3 years and over 60k miles without any corrosion or marks appearing. And I used wonder wheels loads of times, as well as bilberry and various other wheel cleaners of varying toxicity.
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out of interest are these wheels the 313's that come as standard on some models or are they the bmw performance 313's?
whats the difference between OEM 313's and bmw performance 313's ?
and how can you tell the difference without taking the wheel off ?
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