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Old 12-10-2006, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Chemicals To Re-Clear Coat Wheels

I'd like to know if there is any great marvelous chemical out there that can take off the existing worn out clear coat...

I have Hamann HM2s... they have about 150k miles on them... a little road rash which I know I cant fix... but the clear coat seems to be turning yellowish in areas... and pealing off in others... I'd like to take it off and re-clear coat it...

What do I need guys?

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You might check with some high-end used car dealers and see if they have a contractor that refinishes wheels. We have one here in the KC area that can remove and re-paint clear coat, fix nicks and scratches, etc. They are typically independent contractors and go to many dealerships to perform this work.

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Wow... good idea... thanks.

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ya, thats my suggestion, or just have them completely stripped and powdercoated
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I have actually removed the clearcoat and resprayed my wheels before.
I bought a can of aircraft stripper that you spray on the rims after you mask off the tires.

This will cause the clear coat to peel off before your eyes.
I bought the stripper at Wal-mart.

I also purchased a can of spray clearcoat at Wal-mart that work great.

The rims looked new !
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ditto above its not mysterious clear coat !! its clear coat like the rest of the car , i have redone 3 sets of wheels this way , ( i build allot of cars ) any paint stripper will do how ever , aftermarket wheels seem to not have as strong of clear coat as some factory wheels , ive had to resort to bead blasting the rest off on a set of corvette wheels because many coats of stripper didnt fully remove all the clear coat , when you DO get it all off , then re- clear coat . a note here its a double edge sword , the wheels need to have a small amount of bite for the new clear coat to stick to , i did this to a set of momo rims and i made the rims look like a mirror before re-clear coating and then it peeled a year later , your shine will come from the clear coat and the rims dont have to be polished like a mirror //// one more note , most rims that look ugly just need this procedure and can look like new again !!
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one more thing , the better the clear coat the better it will hold up , the wheels take a beating the rest of the car never sees , there are better and worse quality's of clear and of course powder coating , duplicolor makes a clear coat just for wheels with a little metallic in it , but i haven't tried it yet . good luck and don't be afraid to do it !!!
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