Wheel Finish Issues - 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: Wheel Finish Issues

July 23, 2013

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

After more than 27,000 miles of driving, the black finish on two of the SLS's wheels is beginning to peel. The wheels on the driver side are perfect, but the two on the passenger side are looking worn.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Curb rash surely started this process, but the deterioration of the black finish is accelerating. Now that it has vacated the entire edge of the rims, it has begun to flake away from the spokes. The situation has gotten bad enough that we're investigating a fix.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 27,444

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