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Old 03-27-2011, 02:18 AM   #1
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Refinishing Stock Canyons

I have to strip my canyons down to base to refinish them because of lack of maintenance. The clearcoat has to go since the corrosion is under the coating. I'm not sure if I want to just put clearcoat back on after I'm done polishing them off or paint between the spokes with a darker color. What do you think?

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Old 03-27-2011, 04:07 AM   #2
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I have seen some that people have powder coated that look real nice.

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Old 03-27-2011, 10:09 AM   #3
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I like the darker pockets.... Give it a shot, if you don't like it, it won't be hard to paint over.....
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:19 AM   #4
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Go for the dark, like inferno girl said you can always change it if you don`t like it.
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:21 AM   #5
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The darker pockets looks sick, go with it! Personally I think fully painted stock wheels look bad if not done right
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:54 AM   #6
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That's what I was thinking. I think black would be too much maybe but a dark granite look would look awesome. I tried stripping my spare down yesterday with not so good results. I tried aircraft remover and got mose of the clearcoat off of the aluminum part but the part that was painted (where I'll be painting darker) is being stubborn. I need something stronger to remove that. It's gummed up, but not wanting to come off easy.
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:52 AM   #7
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Yes, I wouldn't do black pockets, but a nice gunmetal or pewter would look fantastic. One thought is that for the pockets, since the clear is in good shape, all you need to do is clean and scuff them. No need to take them down to bare metal for painting....
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:06 PM   #8
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Yes, I wouldn't do black pockets, but a nice gunmetal or pewter would look fantastic. One thought is that for the pockets, since the clear is in good shape, all you need to do is clean and scuff them. No need to take them down to bare metal for painting....
Too late. The pockets are gummed up so I'll have to get rid of the gummy junk or it will leave a ridge. I need something more efficient to finish this wheel and especially for the other 4. My spare is a different size and model so I can't swap them around as I do them. Any ideas on a better stripper? Paint stripper that is



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Old 03-27-2011, 12:08 PM   #9
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Idk, wire wheel?
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Ive been looking at doing this to my stock wheels, which look worse. I'd have to agree on the gun metal look! Sweet idea though. Never though of doing just the pockets...
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Ive been looking at doing this to my stock wheels, which look worse. I'd have to agree on the gun metal look! Sweet idea though. Never though of doing just the pockets...
You should have seen the before shot. I could never figure out why I couldn't get these things polished up. I spent a small fortune on product after product trying to polish aluminum. Come to realize that I was using aluminum polishing componds on clearcoat which made it worse. I'm going to wallyworld to see if there's some other stripper to get.
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My cleat coat is in terrible shape, I'd kill to have your rims if they all look like that lol. I'll have to find pics when I get back home.
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you need to media blast them to get a really clean job.
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I finished one wheel last week. It's been on the back for a week before I had a chance to snap a quick picture so it's dirty already.

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Looks so good
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I was thinking of doing just the opposite to mine. I want to paint the outer part black to match my Jeep and leave the pockets bright.
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I was thinking of doing just the opposite to mine. I want to paint the outer part black to match my Jeep and leave the pockets bright.
My original idea was to paint them all black because I'm sick of fighting the brake dust on the front wheels. I saw a friends YJ that had them done all black and I changed my mind. I'm still not sure whether to go black or alloy on my new wheels. I'm just trying to pretty the ones I have up so that they are worth more when I sell them.
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I was thinking of doing just the opposite to mine. I want to paint the outer part black to match my Jeep and leave the pockets bright.
One thing I didn't think of until just now is that the pockets are not smooth. Stock they are painted but under that paint they are roughed up as you can make out in one of the pictures above. Something to think about.
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I got my canyons powdercoated black to match my black jeep. yea I love it. very stealthy. those alum wheels just light up at night when the smallest light hits em. been caught parkin where I shouldnt several times cause the wheels got seen. heck they even glow in the moonlight.
but the alum wheeels are preaty.
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One thing I didn't think of until just now is that the pockets are not smooth. Stock they are painted but under that paint they are roughed up as you can make out in one of the pictures above. Something to think about.
By "bright" I meant just left alone. I think it would still give an overall dark look to the wheel but still have a two tone effect to highlight the design.

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