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'Worming' on standard diamind cut alloys

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Topic: 'Worming' on standard diamind cut alloys
Posted By: cantfindausername
Subject: 'Worming' on standard diamind cut alloys
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2015 at 9:25am
I was just wondering if the 'worming' that you tend to see on the machine cut face of the standard alloys is something that all inevitably suffer with?

Thanks
Ant


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Posted By: Tiffany
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2015 at 10:39am
I think If the wheels cleand very often, waxed and treated with that nano sealer, this worming would be held back considerably ?
Not had it on any of mine yet... Thankfully

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2020 Qashqai 1.3 Dig-T 160 Tekna + DCT.storm white.
2017 X-Trail N Vision 1.6 DIG-T Storm White.


Posted By: cantfindausername
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2015 at 11:00am
I think you may be right Tiffany. And there may be an element of luck too, if you get a stone chip or cutting blemish I think it could easily lead to this 'white worm', which I'm guessing is water ingress behind the laquer.


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1.6dCi +2 Tekna IS 4WD | Styling Plate | Rear Wing | 360 Cameras | Mud Flaps | Stubby Aerial | Alyans XT2 Side Steps | Westfalia Towbar | LED Interior | Dual Boot Light | DRLs | Full Closure


Posted By: bryan3
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2015 at 12:29pm
It is indeed water getting under the lacquer and as the diamond cut bit of the wheel is exposed alloy,well the moisture has a field day.
Depending on how 'stock ' you want the car to look,it's almost as cheap to have all 4 wheels powder coated and lacquered as it is to have 1 diamond cut wheel refurb.

If our tekna shows signs of lacquer peel and corrosion I think a gun metal colour powder coat refurb will look nice against our silver car.

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old shape 2013 tekna 1.6dci
Newest car we have ever owned


Posted By: cantfindausername
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2015 at 1:40pm
One of my first tasks is to start photoshopping different wheel options to the car so will have a play with recoloured stock wheels too.


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1.6dCi +2 Tekna IS 4WD | Styling Plate | Rear Wing | 360 Cameras | Mud Flaps | Stubby Aerial | Alyans XT2 Side Steps | Westfalia Towbar | LED Interior | Dual Boot Light | DRLs | Full Closure


Posted By: drewk1
Date Posted: 25 May 2019 at 5:50pm
I had bad worming on all four wheels on my Tekna.
19" diamond cut.
Car just over two years old.
Complained to main dealer and they took photos and submitted to Nissan.
Had all four replaced under warranty.


Posted By: Keith
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 5:24am
Hi Drewk1,

Could I ask how you went about this? Was dealer on board straight away? 
My Qashqui, under warranty, has 'white worms' on every spoke on every alloy, brought to my dealer and they said not covered as 'slight penetration' on every wheel. Absolutely not the case. 
I contacted Nissan they said they go by dealer findings - end of. 
So FRUSTRATED!



Posted By: drewk1
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 12:31pm
No problem with the dealer ( Desira Norwich ) they agreed with my complaint and took photographs of the wheels which were then sent on to Nissan.

They then contacted me to say all the wheels would be replaced under warranty.
( even though one wheel had evidence of kerbing! )

Couldn't fault the service.



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