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Does anyone dare to offer what these wheels are with? Chemistry doesn't really want to take it. Maybe it would be helpful to know what the substance might be.

Chemical or mechanical means may also be provided.

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The condition, described as 'white worm' corrosion, is technically 'filiform' corrosion, where a flaw in the clear coat allows the aluminum and/or other metals in the wheel to be affected by salt water or another corrosive agent.

 

The effect looks bad, but shouldn't affect the structural integrity of the wheel.

 

If your vehicle is still under warranty, see if your dealer will replace or have the wheel(s) refinished locally.

 

In the photo, the granularity of the finish looks as though it is a painted and clear coated wheel, as opposed to a fully polished and clear coated aluminum wheel.

 

Fully reconditioning corroded wheels involves sanding the surface with progressively finer grits until the original finish is approximated. This process can be do-it-yourself as long as you have the proper tools and are willing to invest the time to refinish the damaged surfaces, followed by clear coating, perhaps up to 6 hours per wheel.

 

YouTube offers plenty of videos on DIY and professional wheel refinishing methods.

 

If your wheels are painted and clear coated alloys, you may be able to re-paint and clear coat the wheel(s) yourself, but surface preparation is vital toward a satisfying result.

 

Or, you could look for a used wheel to replace the corroded one.

 

Good luck!

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6 hours ago, ymerameha said:

Does anyone dare to offer what these wheels are with? Chemistry doesn't really want to take it. Maybe it would be helpful to know what the substance might be.

Chemical or mechanical means may also be provided.

Where do you live and what anti-ice products do they use on the roads?

 

What model, year and mileage? - that would indicate whether you have any chance of Ford assisting, and even then this type of thing isn't usually cover by warranty.

 

In areas that use aggressive products on the icy roads, you need to clean the road grime off frequently or it will start the type of corrosion you're seeing which is usually impossible to restore by hand.

 

Please add your location and Model/Year to your profile signature - https://www.fordedgeforum.com/settings/signature/

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4 hours ago, Haz said:

The condition, described as 'white worm' corrosion, is technically 'filiform' corrosion, where a flaw in the clear coat allows the aluminum and/or other metals in the wheel to be affected by salt water or another corrosive agent.

 

The effect looks bad, but shouldn't affect the structural integrity of the wheel.

 

If your vehicle is still under warranty, see if your dealer will replace or have the wheel(s) refinished locally.

 

In the photo, the granularity of the finish looks as though it is a painted and clear coated wheel, as opposed to a fully polished and clear coated aluminum wheel.

 

Fully reconditioning corroded wheels involves sanding the surface with progressively finer grits until the original finish is approximated. This process can be do-it-yourself as long as you have the proper tools and are willing to invest the time to refinish the damaged surfaces, followed by clear coating, perhaps up to 6 hours per wheel.

 

YouTube offers plenty of videos on DIY and professional wheel refinishing methods.

 

If your wheels are painted and clear coated alloys, you may be able to re-paint and clear coat the wheel(s) yourself, but surface preparation is vital toward a satisfying result.

 

Or, you could look for a used wheel to replace the corroded one.

 

Good luck!

Thank you for information. Now I have understanding what it is and can search local wheel repair.

All wheels are corroded and it seems to me that it is evolving fast.

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1 hour ago, 1004ron said:

Where do you live and what anti-ice products do they use on the roads?

 

What model, year and mileage? - that would indicate whether you have any chance of Ford assisting, and even then this type of thing isn't usually cover by warranty.

 

In areas that use aggressive products on the icy roads, you need to clean the road grime off frequently or it will start the type of corrosion you're seeing which is usually impossible to restore by hand.

 

Please add your location and Model/Year to your profile signature - https://www.fordedgeforum.com/settings/signature/

Updated the signature.

Mileage is about 101000 km. Warranty is over.

I'm not sure what they put on the roads, but they do it aggressively in this winter, because there is a lot of snow.

Thanks to @Haz I know what is it and can find help.

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