Aluminum Wheels

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Aluminum Wheels

Postby LuvRving » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:10 am

The aluminum wheels on my 2012 GMC have been showing spots since about 9 months after the purchase. It is probably because of the road salt used in this part of the country. The 3 year warranty will be up on the last of February and the dealership will replace them. So far they have shown me a catalogue and told me to choose what I want. The problem is that I don't want to have the rims go bad again. Apparently some aluminum rims can be resurfaced and some can't. I've seen a set that was resurfaced and they look great. I would rather have a set of rims that can be resurfaced should they go bad again even though I love the look of the set that came with the truck. Any advice on what to order?

Another question: is there any way to not have the balancing weights showing? I know that there are weights that stick on but they tried to do that before on the last trailer and they wouldn't stick to the metal. I will be replacing the tires on my Cardinal in the spring and it would be nice not to have weights that will show signs of rust within a year.

I met a guy at a campground last summer who had a pickup that was 12 years old and the aluminum rims looked like new. He said the weights were the adhesive type.

It would be nice to get a set of rims that will look nice for the rest of the life of the truck.

Thanks for your guidance!
Joe and Yvonne
2012 GMC 3500HD CC SRW D/A 4X4 Curt Q24
2012 Cardinal 3030RS
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