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BrilliantBlack 10-20-2011 10:35 PM

Upside down center caps - Rust!
Anyone else have them too?

Just kidding :D

Anyone have this rust water issue? I noticed today that there's rusty water that's spraying/seeping out from behind the center cap and looks like sh!t. :mad: (seen on all four wheels)

Am I overreacting? Should I just expect a little rusty water after the rain we've had recently or do I need to throw a tantrum or something?

SvenskaJeepGuy 10-20-2011 10:54 PM

Re: Upside down center caps - Rust!
could just be coming off the rotor or hub, pull a wheel and check out the source. if the wheel i rusting i would be pissed if i were you.

Kevlars 10-21-2011 12:26 AM

Re: Upside down center caps - Rust!
Ya not normal. I would investigate

Eric67 10-21-2011 05:13 AM

Re: Upside down center caps - Rust!
The lightweight alloy wheels can not rust as far as I now. Should be coming from somewhere else.

Hunter99 10-21-2011 07:22 PM

Re: Upside down center caps - Rust!
When I took my wheels off to do the splash guards there was a lot of rust behind the center caps. I wire brushed it and sprayed thewhole area in the middle down with WD40 before putting them back on. I was a bit surprised.

BuckeyeSRT 10-21-2011 08:25 PM

Re: Upside down center caps - Rust!
Get that looked at. We had similar problems right where the center cap went in with Magnum/Charger R/T wheels it ended up bubbling all around the cap and it was too late to have warranty work

Escape 10-21-2011 08:46 PM

Re: Upside down center caps - Rust!
I'd definitely get that upside down Jeep cap looked at!


nek121328 10-21-2011 09:18 PM

Re: Upside down center caps - Rust!
Most probably brake dust from the pads, could be the rotors or calipers. But, I go for rotating the wheels more frequently, like every 7,500 miles as OE pads are very dirty.

BrilliantBlack 10-22-2011 11:37 PM

Re: Upside down center caps - Rust!
Thanks for all the inputs and suggestions guys, always helpful! I'm gonna pull the wheel and investigate further and if after that I feel like it's an issue that I want the dealer to see than I'll take it to them to investigate.

Marlin 10-22-2011 11:59 PM

Re: Upside down center caps - Rust!
The rust is simply from the centre cap spring retaining clip, which in my mind should be stainless steeel, not mild..

I little corrosion preventative such as WD40 sprayed on it should sort it. You need to remove the cap to get at the clip though.

Ummmm, LMFAO re "rusing" alloy wheel!

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