Wheel paint chipping on 14 GSAw

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  1. MizzouRider

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    This must have been asked and answered also. Just curious as to why the paint appears to be peeling off the edges of the 14 GSAw?
    What's the solution? Leave it (which I probably will), touch up paint, or replace the wheels?
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  2. JR356

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    Might have dealer look at that as warranty issue.
    Don't see that on my 14.

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  3. lewisjr1

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    Are those painted rims? I thought they were anodized. Regardless, if that coating is peeling, something's amiss. But you didnt mention mileage, off-roading, or tire changes, so there's much undisclosed.

    If it's a tarmac bike with mostly highway miles than peeling wheels is highly unusual. Were you to frequent rock strewn single track, though, then the same wear would be ordinary.
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  4. JimVonBaden

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    The black rims on the Wethead are powder coated.
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    From what you've seen ,how well is powder coat lasting? Mine really doesn't clean up very good.Used a Steem cleaner and still stains/dirt in the pigment.
    Does your tire changing bar leave any kind of mark?
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    I have not scratched one yet, so the surface is reasonably tough.

    The coating appears to be a matt finish, which is terrible for staining, and hard to clean.
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  7. MizzouRider

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    I haven't completed the purchase yet. Hope to on Thurs. I noticed it when I was looking over the bike. I'll post some pics. It's definitely been ridden hard. But, I don't think it's gone a lot of places my 08 went. Lots of Colo passes, and Missouri gravel, and creek crossings. Something really tore up those wheels. I'll also see if they tried to warranty it. It is so bad, I assumed it must be a common issue with the wc bikes. Had never seen it on pre wc.
    Thx
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    It is not particularly common. The wheels do get scratched occasionally, sometimes from off road, sometimes from tire changes. But I have not seen any with paint flaking off of them. It is possible they were repaired and the aftermarket paint is flaking off.
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  9. MizzouRider

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    Update. The rear has some genuine rock scratches. The front was all done with a tire change. I'll have to find touch up paint. It doesn't look too good.


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  10. lewisjr1

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    A dealership would only be able to replace the entire wheel(s), and professional repair; say at Woody's, would run at least $300-400 per wheel plus (presumably) either new rims or outsourced powder coat.

    Might want to factor that into your offer price, as either way your into four digits. Hardly a deal breaker, esp. for a bike that's been or will go off-road, but still real money.
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  11. MizzouRider

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    Going with plan B. I'll just keep them covered w dirt.. then I won't have to look at them.
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