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I have a 2011 Chevy Avalanche LTZ with nice 17" 5 Spoke Chrome Wheels. 1 tire started loosing air so I brought it in thinking a picked up a nail or something. I was told the chrome on the inside where the tire beads to seal is starting chip and peel. This is causing the rim to not seal properly allowing the slow leak of air. I'm sure it's not going to get any better with time. Is there anything that can be done about this problem. The outside of the rims still look brand new with no visual problems at all. I have another vehicle (Brand X) that did the same thing last year. Almost makes me think it might be the tire changing machine that rotates around the rim while pulling the tire down, but I have no idea or proof that's what it is.