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Old 01-24-2008, 07:23 PM
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IROC Rims

Hey guys, What is the cheapest most effective way to restore the 16 inch IROC wheels that are n my 88 Camaro IROC Z? They are the original rims, and dont look bad from a few feet away but the clear is starting to chip off in about quarter sized circles. Can i just wet sand them and reclear with rattle can clear? IF I HAVE TOO i could buy a cheap gravity gun or something...but i would perfer not too. Oh and i have never painted before...

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Old 01-24-2008, 07:28 PM
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Rattle can clear sucks. You should check around your local shops and see if you do all the prep how much it would cost to shoot'em in clear.
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What if i got a spray gun and preped them myself and sprayed them myself?? How hard is clear to work with?? Do i need to worry about paint under the preexisting clear?? The rims really do look nice and i dont want to ruin them but the clear is coming off and something needs to be done before they get to bad. My only problem is that i dont want to spend much money on it due to my first child on the way...
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I had a set of rims on my Z and all I did was sand blast them,then clear coat them.No spray can.I don't know If my rims was the same as your's.I had a 91 Camaro RS.They came out very nice.Hope this help you.
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THe thing is is that it looks like they have paint on them...(factory paint) So what should i do?????
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Post a picture of them and I can help you more.But mine had paint,and I blast the paint off then cleared them,But I have to see what you have.
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I will post one tomorrow. I will have to borrow my girls camera to do it. Thanks for the help.
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They used rattle can, for the black then polished. I would prep them and check with a local shop and see what they would charge to clear them,When they are clearing something else, I wouldn't think it would take very much clear.

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1 is just the rim itself. Keep in mind this is the worst one that i could find... 2 is one of the spokes that looks crappy 3 is another spoke 4 is hard to tell but the clear is alomost gonew there and 5 is one with clear still. I hope pictures help....
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On my 89 firebird wheels I sprayed the crap out of them with aircraft stripper, wire brushed all the old clear and paint off, then sanded, polished and buffed. They look 100% better than they did, but it was my first tries at buffing and polishing. Blasting them would have been a lot faster, but didn't have the cash for it.
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Being in MO I assume you dont have to deal with road salt, so you should be alright with them just being polished.
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Missouri has lots of road salt but im actually in florida for the time being. I guess i need to update my profile info...my thing is that i dont want to ruin them. But i guess i am going to put this project and idea off for a while seeing as how the old worn out heap up front started knockin today...
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What will the salt do to polished aluminum rims. I've been thinking about polishing my 91 rs rims and putting them back on my car instead of the custom wheels i have on it now.

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