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Lumino1LE 02-24-2013 04:30 PM

Crappy 1LE Wheel Paint Job....
 
I took the wheels off my 1LE today to wash them. I was replacing the OEM lug nuts with Gorilla Wheel Locks anyway.

I was appalled to see what a crappy paint job GM, or whomever the OEM manufacturer was, did on them.

The outsides are painted nicely, but just several inches in and they are "splattered" with paint. The rear facing part of the wheel didn't have any paint at all - just bare aluminum!

It really surprises me that they would cut corners like that. I was planning to buy another set of wheels for the track, but for the money, I can get real quality wheels that are probably lighter and finished properly.

End of rant.

PYROLYSIS 02-24-2013 05:24 PM

Take it to your dealer. Was any wheel close to perfect?

Lumino1LE 02-24-2013 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PYROLYSIS (Post 6203606)
Take it to your dealer. Was any wheel close to perfect?

No - they were all done the same way. I can't believe I'm the only that got a set of wheels finished in this manner.

Just very low quality.

SUX2BU 02-24-2013 05:30 PM

That's how all oem wheels are.

charlie46 02-24-2013 05:31 PM

I noticed the same thing when I was washing the the rims , parts of the rim were not painted also bothered me , however had to remind myself that it is a Chevy !

Lumino1LE 02-24-2013 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by charlie46 (Post 6203627)
I noticed the same thing when I was washing the the rims , parts of the rim were not painted also bothered me , however had to remind myself that it is a Chevy !

This is my first American car in a very long time. I swear. It doesn't have to be this way.

I guess they figure no one every looks at their rims much less removes them.

Before I took them off, I thought it was dirt or brake dust, but noooooo.

Blueclyde 02-24-2013 06:30 PM

Old news. My ZL1 = same way.

slick rick 02-24-2013 06:58 PM

Yeah, ZL1 guys posted about this when they got their cars :(

LuSe4 02-24-2013 07:00 PM

It is to save weight!:sm0:

I will take them off your hands!:thumbup:

BigBlock69RS 02-24-2013 07:06 PM

Take them back to the dealer, mine arre pretty consistent.

shawn18 02-24-2013 07:38 PM

Same here............

Michael2000 02-24-2013 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SUX2BU (Post 6203625)
That's how all oem wheels are.

No they're not. Every one of my GM cars had wheels painted inside and out, although they may use a different paint for the inside.

Michael

jameslk55 02-25-2013 12:13 AM

:needpics:

CrystalRedTintcoat 02-25-2013 12:37 AM

Makes me think the paint can and will start peeling off from the inside out.

Come on, Chevy. Even if you didn't spec this please audit your suppliers thoroughly.

I used to be a buyer professionally. Number one thing we'd do is inspect suppliers' factories. If messy we'd think they didn't have the right quality quotient and immediately look elsewhere. Same goes for shoddy design.

Start painting these wheels inside and out.

And frankly between this, some axle shafts breaking and ozzy's strut I'm damn worried.

Heck even my "My Link" keeps resetting itself. Today it said it was August 2012. My home screen doesn't stay in the sort order I specify. And my splitter still doesn't fit right.


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