Does any one know how to prevent aluminum wheels from sticking to the face of the brake rotor (mounting portion).
I had a problem this fall when I had to swap my summer wheels/tires for my winter rims/tires. The aluminum wheels were stuck on so bad even hitting the tire with a LARGE rubber malet wouldn't free them up. Finaly had to leave lug nut on loose and lower car to the floor and drive it forward and backwards (just lowering did not work) a few times before the wheels loosened off. Never have a problem removing steel wheels. I have had this problem on any car I have owned with alloy wheels but never this bad.
Dealer suggested I use some silicone spray, but not too much to avoid fouling the brake pads (something about lack of braking ). Also another suggestion by a neighbour who is a mechanic at a Ford dealership is to try to put some vinyl with one sided tape on to the face where the wheel make contact and this will prevent the bonding effect.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.