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corroded rims

I was wondering if any of you know if Ford fixed the problem with their aluminum stock rims corroding from the lead weights being put on for balancing. I own a set that were from 2002 and where the weights were from the factory they are corroded badley. I use these as my winter rims. The rims I am worried about are my 2009 ones. They are the same rims but the weights look like they are painted or coated in something. I was gonna sell them before they got nasty until I noticed the coating and thought I'd ask the question here about ford fixing the problem. I really like them and don't want to sell them if not needed.
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They're supposed to use specially coated (more expensive) weights on aluminum wheels. Find somewhere else to get your tires balanced, your guy is cheap...
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my Rims on my 09 are coated....the rims I got from a guy who owned an 02 were not coated weights, from the factory, and they corroded horribly.
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If you want to prevent it from happening on your 09 rims just go and have them put the weights on the backside of the wheels.
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i've got those ones on the lip on my truck. i haven't seen any corrosion yet, but i kno when i replace my tires, i'm getting the stick on ones.
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