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    Registered Member PhillyMike's Avatar

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    rim peeling?

    do the stock rims for 2018 cx-9 GT's have some kind of material on them that is applied like a vinyl wrap/sheeting? i noticed on my front right rim what looked like a possible scratch, but upon closer inspection, it's a almost like a little flap that is sticking up. if i push it in, it stays down but eventually comes up. It looks like if I were to pull on it, it would peel off. i've attached 3 pics below

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    Last edited by PhillyMike; 02-28-2019 at 01:41 PM.

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    2014 Ford Explorer Sport, 2009 CX9(Wife's)

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    That's likely the lube they use to mount tires.
    They apply it to the tire bead before installing on the rim.
    I think it dries out and turns rubbery like that.

    Nothing to worry about besides cosmetic. You should be able to peel it off.

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    Registered Member 60_Driver's Avatar

    2016 CX-9 GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by sm1ke View Post
    Grab some tweezers and peel it off. I had the same stuff on my CX-9, just a bit less of it than you. It's likely just a plastic wrapping applied on the rims to protect them on the boat ride to port.
    Same here.

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