I'd also like to know if someone has figured out a solution. This is beginning to happen to my '11 Laredo X... Is this a "bumper to bumper" warranty issue???
With minimal corrosion like shown in the image above, I am leaning toward NOT refinishing the the whole wheel - yet. I think the best we can hope is to LIMIT the progression of this clearcoat failure and corrosion. Both my prior Jeeps did start off small but did eventually progress to affect the WHOLE wheel.
I am thinking trying to limit water/salt/brake dust infiltration will help slow this down. To this end, I plan to:
1. Scrub the area with a strong detergent and stiff brush (not sandpaper or dremel).
2. Once clean and dry, apply a clearcoat touch-up using a pen like this: Amazon.com: Dupont-Pro-Fusion Color Car Clear Coat Scratch Repair Stick Touch Up Pen For All Paint Colours: Automotive
3. Allow to dry, then apply good quality wax to the whole wheel, treating it like a normal painted surface, especially in the affected area.
4. Pay closer attention to these areas when washing the vehicle...
Any thoughts on this process??