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Old 04-19-2009, 08:57 PM
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Pitted aluminim wheels

I have an older set of Ultra wheels for my chevy. They are pitted. How can I remove the clear coat on the wheels or can i do any thing to improve them.

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well if you have the time you can polish them. aluminum can be treated much like paint. start by sanding them with 1200 then 1500 then 3000 if you really want a good shine. once the sanding is done get a good buffing compoun and buff the wells until the shine shows through. they will stay polished for a while about like a polished intake. year one also have bare metal clearcoat if you wanted to go that rout. good luck
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clear coat removal on wheels..

HI,i wanted to clean up a set of clear coated wheels,so i used engine cleaner (gunk) and it took off the clear coat on 1 wheel. (i didnt want to lose the clear coat)on badly corroded wheels,you can water sand,starting with 280 or 320 grit,BUT,this will be quite a project.then go to 600,1000,and finish up with either 1500 grit or 2000 grit. then finish up with MOTHERS ball and compound.
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I got the clear coat off my Jeep wheels with paint remover. Came off pretty easy with a wood scraper so I didn't scratch the aluminum.
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