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Old 06-26-2004, 12:04 PM
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Clear Coating Aluminum Wheels

Aluminum is very easy to scratch and mar, so I was considering using a quality clear coat system to prevent such things. Am I asking for more trouble with clear coat? Is polishing the blemishes a better way to go?
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Old 06-26-2004, 05:07 PM
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nope no answer but I do like to know this too!
(I was thinking about asking this question and you just beat me to it!)
what kind of clear works best, thats something else I like to know?
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After the wheels have been cleaned up and polished to your satisfaction, clean them very well with some paint prep solvent to remove any trace of grease, oil, or polish (silicone). You can them apply a high quaility catalyzed clear coat like PPG, DuPont, or House of Kolor.

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I worked at a custom paint and fab shop. We always clear coated the rimes. Y ou get a better shine. imo.
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You can also take them to a powder coat shop and have them clear them. They will make sure all the right prep is done.
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