White squares on steel wheels?

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CrashTestDummy
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White squares on steel wheels?

Post by CrashTestDummy » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:08 pm

So, the wheels on our '12 PPV have little white squares painted on them. On one, the black paint has peeled a bit, so it's not a square, but it is there on the others. I thought that was something from it's service life in the Great White North, but I see the same square in pictures of others' PPVs.

Does anyone know why they are there?
Gene Beaird,
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Re: White squares on steel wheels?

Post by Pursuit » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:48 pm

Do you have a picture of what you are talking about?

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Re: White squares on steel wheels?

Post by gm73 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:18 am

Yeah I have them on all 4 of my wheels too. I was also curious what they were for. I'll try post a picture this weekend if nobody else does.
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Re: White squares on steel wheels?

Post by CrashTestDummy » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:41 am

First post here:

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1113

Look at the pictures. There's lead weights, AND white painted squares. No correlation between the two.
Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas
2012 Caprice 9C1
1992 B4C 1LE Camaro
2010 Tahoe PPV (her car)
1995 DGGM Impala SS
1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
1985 Firebird - 310 LS1 C Prepared autocross car.
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Re: White squares on steel wheels?

Post by Pursuit » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:29 pm

Could they be the faded green stickers?

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2011 Caprice Phantom Black 9C3
2012 Impala 9C1
1995 9C1 Caprice
1996 GMC Sierra C1500
1974 SJ Grand Prix 455 well optioned with factory moon roof

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Re: White squares on steel wheels?

Post by CrashTestDummy » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:32 pm

I'll double-check, but I don't think they're stickers, but paint. They may be where the black paint was pulled off when some sticker left the car at 155 MPH, I don't know, but they appear to be paint, to me.
Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas
2012 Caprice 9C1
1992 B4C 1LE Camaro
2010 Tahoe PPV (her car)
1995 DGGM Impala SS
1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
1985 Firebird - 310 LS1 C Prepared autocross car.
And some others
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Re: White squares on steel wheels?

Post by CrashTestDummy » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:08 pm

Mystery solved, sort of. They are vinyl stickers. I'm guessing they had something printed on them new, that bleached/washed off?

They're stuck on very-well, I tried to peel one, and just got a corner up, and can't get enough of a grip on it to pull it up.
Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas
2012 Caprice 9C1
1992 B4C 1LE Camaro
2010 Tahoe PPV (her car)
1995 DGGM Impala SS
1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
1985 Firebird - 310 LS1 C Prepared autocross car.
And some others
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