Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2006 00:56:51 GMT
From: johannes <johsnospamfitt-nospam-er.com>
Subject: Re: My new wheels ...


Molesworth wrote: > > In article <C14DCAD7.59BC%pjghnospamyonder.co.uk>, > Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk> wrote: > > > ... My Cirrus White Super Inca wheels are unlikely to make it through a UK > > winter without some chipping and road salt getting up behind the lacquer, > > ruining them. So ... I've whipped them off and stored them for the autumn > > and winter, ready for next spring. > > I had a new 24v Cosworth Granada, and within 8 months the laquer had > come off and corrosion was evident. Ford replaced them without question, > but they went and did it again another 8 months later. > > On my 1960 Hillman Minx I have steel wheels wot don't kerb, corrode or > bend like alloys. I reckon alloys are a con on the public. > > Molesworth I agree that alloys are not as tough as steel wheels, but then u just avoid curbing them. They don't corrode, that was in the past when alloys were in bare metal.

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