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Chrome flaking off my Monderas!

Discussion in 'Tires & Wheels' started by AnabolicFrolic, October 1, 2002.

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    1. AnabolicFrolic

      AnabolicFrolic Active Member

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      Ive had my Monder B52's 20x8.5's for about 3 weeks now- and when after washing my car on sunday i was drying my wheels and when i went to dry the water puddled in the bolt holes - some chrome came off!
      Ive only used mild soap/water with a 100% cotton terry cloth to clean them.- and now this.
      I carefully removed the flakes that had already lifted up - and by the time i was done the chrome had come off almost to the end of the bolt hole- nearing the FACE OF the WHEEL!

      WTF!

      Not good at all- i thought about it - and when u bolt the wheels on the truck- yer bound to scratch the chrome in the bolt hole just a little bit- no matter how carefull you are. - and everytime you wash the wheels- water will eat away at the scratched portions - and cause the same problem.

      I called mondera on it today- they said that shouldnt happen and i will have to call the place i bought em and file a warrenty claim..
      But now wtf am i gonna do- i bought them in cali- i live in oregon- ive sold my stock tires- so now i have no other wheel/tire to drive on- so what do i do when i send the damaged wheel in and wait for them to replace it!!

      IM waaaaay stressed- i payed over 2k for 20's and now- 3 weeks later they are falling apart- and ive babied these things since day 1.

      here are some pics- very hard to get close up pics!
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      I thought maybe putting some clear nail polish on the portion where the chrome is flaking- to kinda seal it off so it doesnt flake any more- but im hesitant cuz i dont want to have mondera try to avoid warrentying the wheel.
      On the phone tho - they seemed to own up to it being a flaw and did tell me that will for sure be a warrenty replacement- but i still need to vent as im very frustrated-
      Thanks for listening!
      I really dont know what to think- all i can imagine- is that they will replace the wheel under warrenty- but then all the other wheels will have the same problem as this one- and will be a never ending downward sprial.
       
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    3. Black Magic

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      AnabolicFrolic I am sorry to hear about this. That is why I don't like Chrome. Plus I just don't personally like it on my truck. However, I know how proud you are of your truck and wheels. I feel for you bro. Take them back and get new ones.:(
       
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      My guess is that the chrome plating did not adhere right with the wheel?

      I know on my wheels when putting on the lug nuts I did scratched the inside. I just bought some sliver paint for it. The wheels are not chrome though.

      Good luck man.
       
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      I think there are actually inserts for the lug wrench that have a coating to help prevent scratching the lugs. THey shouldnt flake though
       
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      I believe Mondera has a lifetime warranty on the chrome of all their rims. They will probably replace the rim. They have a very good customer service.
       

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