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    Chrome wheels peeling on 2012

    Just finished washing our SRX and to my dismay I see the chrome peeling on all 4 rims. I am sure the dealership and warranty will be good about it, but it still frustrating. Anyone else have this problem? If I remember correctly is was a fairly price option. Maybe one I should not of taken but the 20 inch chrome wheels do look nice. Regards

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    Re: Chrome wheels peeling on 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by MartyPeru View Post
    Just finished washing our SRX and to my dismay I see the chrome peeling on all 4 rims. I am sure the dealership and warranty will be good about it, but it still frustrating. Anyone else have this problem? If I remember correctly is was a fairly price option. Maybe one I should not of taken but the 20 inch chrome wheels do look nice. Regards
    If you do a search you will find there are many threads already dealing with Chrome wheels damage/pitting and peeling. GM will cover pitting or perhaps even peeling on a one time basis only and if there wasn't any damage done to the wheels by either car washes or curb rash etc. You didn't say where you are located but some cities and towns use high levels of salt in the winter and that can cause some pitting on those wheels. I had all four of mine replaced on my 2010 SRX. However, I had damage done by a car wash rail and I had to pay $200 deductible for the wheel that was damaged. If I recall back 2010 that option was very reasonable at only $250.00 and I believe the price increased to around $450 the next year which was still very reasonable... not sure about the costs in 2012. The chrome rims really look great for sure but because of my particular issues I had I decided for my 2012 SRX that I would opt for the standard 20" painted rims instead.

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    Re: Chrome wheels peeling on 2012

    When I inquired about chrome wheels for my 2012, the dealer told me that it would be around $2000, so I passed. Instead, I had my rims chromed for about $1000. Glad I did based upon the complaints I have seen on this forum about the factory chrome wheels. Hopefully, the dealer will replace your wheels with a set that are properly chromed and will last.


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    I've already had one chrome clad wheel replaced for peeling. GM will replace a chrome wheel once each for pitting. Peeling is a different animal and should be replaced under warranty as needed. Peeling is a defect from the factory. Pitting occurs via road salt and other chemicals.

    When and if your chrome wheels pit, you are better off waiting until all four need replacing.

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    Re: Chrome wheels peeling on 2012

    Peeling can also occur if the wheel gets hit hard where the plastic behind the chrome gets broken and or cracked. The chrome will then start to slowly peel away from the cracked plastic because of the hit.

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    Re: Chrome wheels peeling on 2012

    There has been much discussion and unhappy owners, regarding the fake chrome wheels. I would just see if you could trade out your current wheels for another wheel. Maybe try one of the 2013 wheels that are available. They have some nice looking ones. I have the polished chrome, really like them. I think Marc NY has them as well. I don't know what part of country you live in, but if you have road salt or mag chloride, you will have trouble with your current wheels from now on!!!!!

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    I had no luck trying to trade mine out. I'm hoping they either hold up or all four need replaced then will go for different style.

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    Re: Chrome wheels peeling on 2012

    Likely, what I have are the polished aluminum wheels which IMHO are awesome looking wheels indeed!
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    Re: Chrome wheels peeling on 2012

    2013 MY Polished Aluminum wheels are the way to go! Got them on my 2010...

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    Re: Chrome wheels peeling on 2012

    Go with the Chrome Plated Aluminum! Aside from PVD chrome plated (aftermarket), probably the best look / closest to real, you can get! Though it'll take some upkeep in inclement conditions.
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    Re: Chrome wheels peeling on 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCaptain View Post
    Go with the Chrome Plated Aluminum! Aside from PVD chrome plated (aftermarket), probably the best look / closest to real, you can get! Though it'll take some upkeep in inclement conditions.
    Dang it Captain, quit posting pics of your wheels, I wanted those switched over on my 2012 before purchase but was told no fit!!!

    Does anyone have the midnight silver wheels? I have not seen those mounted on a SRX, just pictures online of the wheel.

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    Re: Chrome wheels peeling on 2012

    Whomever the moron was that told you SRX rims don't fit on an SRX should be... released from the automotive service.
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    Re: Chrome wheels peeling on 2012

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    Whomever the moron was that told you SRX rims don't fit on an SRX should be... released from the automotive service.
    Yes I was not pleased after the fact, I should have done my homework before I got there I guess, but that is a whole different story. They claimed the offset was different on the 2013 rims. I should have went and checked on the SRX with those wheels setting on their lot, but I digress.

    To the Original Poster, try to get them switched out under warranty to a 2013 wheel design, the 2010-2012 chrome techs are not durable. The owner manual even states this can be done if there is good reason to not provide the same part under warranty just for them to fail again.

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    Re: Chrome wheels peeling on 2012

    Wait, what? The factory chrome rims are a chrome plated plastic overlay???


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    Re: Chrome wheels peeling on 2012

    If you have the 2010 - 2012 Chrome Tech Rims, they are a chrome plated plastic hub melded to an aluminum rim. They look like this.


    The rims on my '13 (pictured in post #10 in Platinum Ice) has actual Chrome Plated Aluminum rims.
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