Do Not Sell My Personal Information Jump to content


Wheels Replaced Again!


Recommended Posts

Car is going into Lexus Grimsby on Tuesday to have all four wheels replaced again as they have gone milky in places. Quite rubbish.

I had Lexus Cambridge put a new set on when I bought it in August last year and now they need doing again.

I am a little concerned that the car will be 3 years old in August and after that Lexus wont entertain them being changed again if they deteriorate. Any Ideas?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Car is going into Lexus Grimsby on Tuesday to have all four wheels replaced again as they have gone milky in places. Quite rubbish.

I had Lexus Cambridge put a new set on when I bought it in August last year and now they need doing again.

I am a little concerned that the car will be 3 years old in August and after that Lexus wont entertain them being changed again if they deteriorate. Any Ideas?

If the wheels have got a 3 year warranty from new, the you might argue that the 3 years should start again from the time they are replaced. I've had this agreed with other warranty work before so it's got to be worth a try.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i gave mine a good clean and got rid of any marks etc by going over the front and rear of the wheels with a scrubbing pad, (yes it does scratch the laquer) and then i re coated them, making sure the area between the polished and non polished and also the back of the spokes was properly covered. Thay was 5 years ago and i use the standard wheels for my winter wheels so they are covered in salt,grit and loads of dirt for about 6 months, i give them a wash every now and then but they still dont show any corrosion or marking.

are you still coming over this summer??

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have Supagard coated my wheels, and have began prepping them properly.

I have added two coats of Poorboy's Wheel Protector wax to the front so far after thoroughly cleaning them off the car. The finish looks immense...

post-13823-1153393960.jpg

post-13823-1153393984.jpg

Brian :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

are you still coming over this summer??

I think so - i am probably driving over now too - going to spend a week in Switzerland and then dive over to italy for a couple of days, down to monaco and then across to Paris and home.

Will have to get your details off of you and go for a beer or 10 when we get over there. How far are you from Kandersteg Rob?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

kandersteg is about 100 miles 160 km from me so you are looking at about 2 hours max to get there from Basel. Might have to be an overnight stay job.

if you do come over as long as you dont have HIDS then dont bother with the beam deflectors you wont get flashed, i never have here.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i gave mine a good clean and got rid of any marks etc by going over the front and rear of the wheels with a scrubbing pad, (yes it does scratch the laquer) and then i re coated them, making sure the area between the polished and non polished and also the back of the spokes was properly covered. Thay was 5 years ago and i use the standard wheels for my winter wheels so they are covered in salt,grit and loads of dirt for about 6 months, i give them a wash every now and then but they still dont show any corrosion or marking.

Hi Rob.

My summer and winter alloys need this treatment now. Is there any special type of lacquer you'd recommend?

Cheers,

IanB :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Is it just me or are a lot of the old style Lexus alloys being chromed or painted now when they're refurbed, I'm seeing a few cars with the old style five spokes and the newer style that they did in chrome effect?

Looks quite good actually on the old style alloys, saw a nice looking gold one today!

Do they suffer the same problems when they're chromed or does that cure the problem?

Maybe something for you to look at Waddy, you big bellend :P

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i gave mine a good clean and got rid of any marks etc by going over the front and rear of the wheels with a scrubbing pad, (yes it does scratch the laquer) and then i re coated them, making sure the area between the polished and non polished and also the back of the spokes was properly covered. Thay was 5 years ago and i use the standard wheels for my winter wheels so they are covered in salt,grit and loads of dirt for about 6 months, i give them a wash every now and then but they still dont show any corrosion or marking.

Hi Rob.

My summer and winter alloys need this treatment now. Is there any special type of lacquer you'd recommend?

Cheers,

IanB :D

Hi Ian,

I just went to a local bodyshop and had a chat with one of the guys in the workshop - they just used normal laquer. However you can do it yourself with a few cans, there is prob enough in a can to do 2 wheels properly. Apply thin coats and let it dry a little it doesnt take long, dont worry if it goes a bit cloudy that will go after a while.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Car is going into Lexus Grimsby on Tuesday to have all four wheels replaced again as they have gone milky in places. Quite rubbish.

I had Lexus Cambridge put a new set on when I bought it in August last year and now they need doing again.

I am a little concerned that the car will be 3 years old in August and after that Lexus wont entertain them being changed again if they deteriorate. Any Ideas?

Had my 200 Sport wheels reburbished a couple pf months ago by a very reputable company who told me they are doing Japanese wheels all the time. They say there just isn't enough paint and lacquer on the originals - not just Lexus but many Japanese makes. The wheels look great now and I'm hoping they are going to stay that way.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Rob.

My summer and winter alloys need this treatment now. Is there any special type of lacquer you'd recommend?

Cheers,

IanB :D

Hi Ian,

I just went to a local bodyshop and had a chat with one of the guys in the workshop - they just used normal laquer. However you can do it yourself with a few cans, there is prob enough in a can to do 2 wheels properly. Apply thin coats and let it dry a little it doesnt take long, dont worry if it goes a bit cloudy that will go after a while.

Thanks, Rob. I'll do the winter wheels over the summer. All this warm weather should bake the lacquer nicely!

Cheers,

IanB :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Has anyone tried having them powder coated? This should provide a harder wearing coating than paint and laquer. My Sportcross is 3 years old in November, and in the absence of anything similar to change to, unless I go for a BMW, I guess I'll be keeping it for a few more years yet...

I have a classic car with alloys that I had done with powder some years ago and they still look fine: mind you, they have done very few road miles. My old 1997 Subaru wheels were stove enamelled rather than painted I think: I had that car for 6 years and they looked almost as good as new after 60K miles.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My old 1997 Subaru wheels were stove enamelled rather than painted I think: I had that car for 6 years and they looked almost as good as new after 60K miles.

Doubt if they would be stoved, don't think the alloy would take the heat

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Doubt if they would be stoved, don't think the alloy would take the heat

It was a very hard coating, not quite smooth when you looked closely. It definitely wasn't just paint.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share



  • Join The Club

    Join the Lexus Owners Club and be part of the Community. It's FREE!

  • Topics

  • Our picks

    • 10 years of Lexus design: from spindle grille to spindle body
      After 10 years as a defining style feature of every new Lexus model, the famous spindle grille is undergoing a transformation. In tune with a new era of electrified vehicles, the distinctive shape is evolving into a new “spindle body,” as seen on the upcoming new generation Lexus RX SUV and the all-electric RZ.

      The spindle grille has been an unmistakeable Lexus feature since it was first revealed on the LF-Gh concept model of 2011, the basis for the fourth generation GS executive saloon that was launched the following year. Since then, it has been constantly adapted to suit the character of each successive Lexus model, with different mesh patterns, dimensions and finishes.


      Speaking at the time of the grille’s debut, the then Head of Lexus Kiyotake Ise said: “You should be able to identify a car as a Lexus immediately… Instant visual recognition, for example, is the reason behind our spindle grille. It may look aggressive at first glance, that’s intentional, but it also conveys its boldness with sophistication and elegance.”


      It has progressed to become a hallmark expression of Lexus’s L-finesse design, adopted not only for road-going cars, but also incorporated in the futuristic Skyjet spacecraft created for the Lexus-supported movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and adopted as a design motif in the Loft, the award-winning Lexus and Brussels Airlines lounge at Brussels Airport.


      Today, the original grille concept is the starting point for a more radical application of the spindle shape in which it becomes an integral part of the vehicle’s overall design. This “spindle body” approach is part of the Lexus Next Chapter design for the all-new RX, where the grille is reinterpreted as a seamless unit that flows into the bodywork. The lower section retains a mesh pattern, while the upper section takes in the lower edge of the bonnet; the Lexus emblems sits at the centre of the spindle’s high pinch-point.


      The same concept has been applied to the RZ 450e. As a battery electric vehicle, this requires less cooling than a car with a conventional engine, so the grille has been dispensed with, giving the designers greater freedom. Nonetheless, the spindle shape remains prominent in a central front panel, finished in the car’s body colour. Its impact is heightened by the adjacent frontal areas being contrast-finished in black, the low bonnet line and more boldly shaped front wings.

      On both models, the spindle generates lines that flow back from the front of the car through the bonnet and headlamp units to create a strong and distinctive frontal appearance, reinforcing the brand-defining ambitions of the original concept.
      • 0 replies
    • Lexus joins the UK’s Motability Scheme with the new UX 250h F Sport Design
      From this week, people with mobility needs will be able to access a Lexus vehicle through the UK’s Motability Scheme
      • 0 replies
    • All-New Lexus RX to star at the Venice International Film Festival
      Festival to attract world-renowned actors, celebrities and creatives to the Lido di Venezia from 31 August to 10 September 2022
      • 0 replies
    • The all-new Lexus RZ: powerful design rooted in electrified performance
      Lexus maintains its status as a design innovator in creating a radical look for its all-new, all-electric RZ that directly interprets the SUV’s power and performance
      • 0 replies
    • Lexus guide to interesting EV charging locations off the motorway
      With the Great British holiday getaway on the horizon, drivers of BEVs (battery electric vehicles) will be considering where to recharge on their journey.  While motorway service stations are an obvious choice, Lexus has researched some more interesting alternative locations
      • 0 replies


×
×
  • Create New...




Forums


News


Membership