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Question Alloy wheel corrosion, on the inside.

I took off one of my alloys yesterday, and discovered it had several patches of corrosion on the inside of the wheel. It looks fine on the outside, very good for its age (16 years) in fact. But inside, not so good...

So, any recommendations for what to do to stop this rot? It's not a matter of aesthetics, as you can't see the damage, is there some magic stuff you can apply to alloys to stop 'em corroding further?

(They're the standard OEM MB alloys for a 230K R-170)

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Get them blasted and powder coated. If its corroding there, it might be corroding round the tyre bead seat also.

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Dont know if it is a bit far but dragon services Wales Ltd of Welshpool do wheel refurbishment 01938 554582 but there may be somewhere coser to you

My wheels were refurbished before I got my car which was great.... until I kerbed both the front ones ;((((
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