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Old 02-15-2016, 06:28 PM
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anyone ever strip clear coat off aluminum wheels?

Anyone every strip the clear coat off of aluminum wheels? There not mounted so dont have to worry about the tires. I dont want to re paint them i just want to be able to polish them once the clear coat is gone. Anyone ever do this with some kind of stripper and have them turn out nice? Iv been looking for a long time and just found these really cheap because of the peeling

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I have seen guys use walnut sheels as abrasive in abrasive blaster. That way the aluminum isnt pitted. Now I don't know if you have every had polished aluminum wheels before, but it is a pain in the butt and I will NEVER buy polished aluminum rims again.

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Old 02-15-2016, 08:46 PM
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I have seen guys use walnut sheels as abrasive in abrasive blaster. That way the aluminum isnt pitted. Now I don't know if you have every had polished aluminum wheels before, but it is a pain in the butt and I will NEVER buy polished aluminum rims again.
Havent owned any but we own fleet wash company and we wash aluminum polished wheels all to time so we have the chemicals to make the shiny again when they get dull or yellow luckily for me! But i could always clear coat the later if i got sick of it
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You can use any type of chemical strip, just make sure it's safe for aluminum.
I stripped gold paint from a set of turbo Trans AM wheels before using Aircraft strip with the tires mounted. Basically paint it on, wait for it to bubble up and scrape with a plastic or wooden edge of some type. PITA! But they looked like giant stereo knobs when done.
Don't get this stuff in your eyes, mouth, or skin......ask me how I know...Second thought don't ! LOL
To neutralize just wash with water, a garden hose works but you'll wear it. Hate to sound like a shop teacher but wear your PPE.
I think Aircraft Strip can be bought at NAPA or most professional paint supply shops.
Hope that helps.
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