I saw someone else post that they had issues with the chrome coming off their 300C rims. I am starting to notice the same issue. Is this something that is covered by Chrysler? Or am I S.O.L?
I see your car is a 05 you are out of waranaty and out of luck, I already tried to get new rims with no luck
the lip chrome on all 4 of my rims is gone, I sanded the lips smooth with fine sand paper than used a polish on them, look much better but not like new,
some guys have painted the lips
Yes, the outer lip is not chrome cladded and it is what corrodes.correct me if im wrong, but it looks like my 05c has a fake chrome cover almost like a hub cap. and not a fully solid chrome wheel cuz its just the lil outer lip thats getting nasty
I had mine replaced, but it was under the original warranty.
I still can't understand how Chrysler gets away with half the stuff they do...
This is a well known, well documented issue with these wheels, yet they tell you to get lost if you are out of warranty... How nice of them!
I think Chrysler hopes and prays every night that people that own their vehicles don't have access to the internet... Owners would all think it is their own fault when really it is just a JUNKY CAR!
If this is the case, then why not make the outer diameter of the "chrome cladding" 1/32" of an in. smaller so when the rim "flexes"And now to explain "why" the chrome clad wheels corrode.
If you are not aware of it, your chrome clad wheels are actually a rough cast aluminum wheel with a machined "lip" which is then clearcoated and a chrome plated cladding (think hubcap) is glued over the rim. The problem stems from the cladding fitting tightly against the lip and when the rims flex (and they do, all the time..) the chrome cladded hubcap rubs the clear off the rim lip, thereby exposing raw aluminum to salt and the environment in general.