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Always thought it was the other way around with Santas and the OEMs corroded/flaked more than the replicas?

Besides doesn't the flaking have more to do with how the wheels and looked after and how they are cleaned than anything else.
 

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The replica's are a copy of the original, yes, so basically its not
going to be of the same quality, I'm pretty sure that the laquer used
on the santa replicas is not as good as the originals, thats why they
tend to flake unlike the originals. Thats my 2p's worth.

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I am pretty sure they werent offered as accessories for audis, but
the've got the same offsets, PCDs havent they so their bound to fit.

True they look well wierd on audis, i saw an old shape A3 with santas the other week, didnt suit it at all.
 

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Always thought it was the other way around with Santas and the OEMs corroded/flaked more than the replicas?
Apparently OEM ones cost about ?1600 brand new, without tyres... excluding VAT. [:O][:O]

Surely these dont flake as well!
Well based on what I've seen on these forums and from talking to other people there certainly seems to have been a number of warrnty replacements due to corrosion on the OEM Santas.
 

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Well based on what I've seen on these forums and from talking to other people there certainly seems to have been a number of warrnty replacements due to corrosion on the OEM Santas.
From what I can see, the spokes of the Santas are polished metal with lacquer straight on top, and I understand this to be the same reason that Anniversary BBS wheels corrode. Most alloys are painted, and then lacquered (including most other BBS wheels, which do not have a general reputation for corrosion). I'm guessing that lacquer sticks to paint much better than to bare metal.
 
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