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Old 02-01-2011, 02:02 PM
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Hey guys, I may be buying these wheels soon, what could I do to get rid of the shit from all the salt shit like that, (I believe this is the worst of the rims)


You think I can wetsand and clear coat it?
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:07 PM
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You would need to wet sand the SHIT out of the whole thing. If I were you, I would sand them down and paint them gunmetal grey (Like I did). The problem you have there is called Pitting. Fords clear coat on those wheels is extremely thick, you will be sanding for hours to get it to look right (if you add clear to those spots). Btw, those tires are awsome. Got a set for my dads dodge and they wear beautifully! Horribly thin sidewall though....
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:39 PM
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I have all the time in the world to sand, they aint going on till spring if i get them, But i dont know about gun metal, i dont know how the gray would go on the gold of my truck. Got any pics of your rims done, or what paint you used?
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:27 PM
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I agree with Brad, sand them down and paint them!
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:24 PM
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Well, if i do paint them, I gotta decide what color, I like the gunmetal gray idea, but Id like to see a few pics of how it looks on another pair of rims.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:46 PM
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Default Re: Wheel cleaning

aircraft stripper, will remove the coating, (for maybe polishing)
but if you're painting them, DON'T SAND ANY THING OFF, if you sand down to aluminum you'll have to "etch prime" the un-sealed surface, scuff, then prime, then sand again..
the surface is already sealed.... I'm saving you many steps here that are costly and time consuming...

prepping for paint.
first wash with dish soap to remove any contaminates (grease, oil, road grime)..
only sand the ruff areas smooth, do not sand thru it.. sand ruff areas with 600-800 and scuff the rest with a red scotch brite pad.. clean with prep-solvent. then apply paint..
first coat should be light (what painters call dusting).. second coat can be heavier.. let each coat dry for 10-15min or force dry with air hose..

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Old 02-01-2011, 09:02 PM
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Expect it when i start. lol
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