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    The clear coat is peeling on one of my alloy wheels wondering if any one has any tips on removing the old clear coat and putting on a new coat
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    Can't help you with the application of new clear, but to get the old stuff off check out aircraft paint remover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daviddawg View Post
    The clear coat is peeling on one of my alloy wheels wondering if any one has any tips on removing the old clear coat and putting on a new coat
    im going to be tackling this on my '08s rims as soon as i get a few days of nice weather. using the aircraft stripper mentioned. not reclearing,thoughi im going to polish them and do the upkeep on em which isnt bad.
    i havent read or seen much success with reclearing aluminum rims. theres aluminum rims cleared from the factory all over metro detroit that show it doesnt work too good.clears seem to turn yellow over time or start peeling- the clear needs a scuffed surface to bite which that scuffed surface will show through the clear.
    IF you want to try it, clean thoroughly with a wax and grease remover, spray an adhesion promoter, then clear and NOT a spray bomb clear.
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    Thanks Buddy know where I can buy it at
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    Thanks for your help my friend
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    should be able to pick it up at autozone or a local auto parts store. home depot or lowes also carried a paint stipper. just dont get the water based stuff.
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    Thanks again tomsteve
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    Quote Originally Posted by daviddawg View Post
    Thanks again tomsteve
    YW. what i have heard work good is powdercoating. prolly not worth it for one rim. even then the tires have to be popped off the rims, gotta find a powdercoating place and a set of rims/tires for a bit of the car has to be on the road.
    keeping polished rims up and shining doesnt require too much work after the initial buffing/polishing. i think im going to have quite a bit of work on mine. 110,000 of metro detroit driving on them. the inside of the rims are real nasty. im not going to polish the insides but will clean em up. outsides have that peeling to various degrees depending on which rim. id like to pop the tires off and remove the valves but that would take too much time and extra $$$ so just gonna do what i can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsteve View Post
    what i have heard work good is powdercoating
    Will this work on shiny aluminum wheels? I had steelies done last fall for the other car, so I know the course and cost. I looked up clear powdercoating a polished wheel and honestly couldn't find much. What I did read was inconclusive.

    If powder coating works for my polished 10 spokes, I'll def look into doing it again. Thanks
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