I recently took my alloy wheels to be refurbished at Carters in Cheltenham http://www.cartersvehiclesolutions.co.uk/.
I just got off the phone to 1 of the owners who said he has never seen anything like the coating that was currently on my alloys. He said it had some sort of rubber coating prior to being painted and that whatever he tried he just couldn't get the rubber off the alloy. As a result I have to pay an extra £150 on top of the refurb cost to have the wheels sand blasted before he can continue with the refurb. Obviously embarrassed he has offered to have my car fully valeted in compensation, no arguments there.
Anyway to my point, I have spent some time on google trying to find out more information on alloy wheels with a rubber coating under the finish but so far found nothing. I thought I'd throw it out to you guys to see if any of you have had an experience like this before?
These are the best pics I can find of the wheels which are standard 7 spoke BMW which I believe were fitted from new. Pics were taken 18 months ago so the wheels are in a poorer state than shown.
Any ideas guys?