'06 Ranger SC FX-4 stage 1 w / stock alum. wheels?
Purchased in Jan.'06, this truck is about to go through its' third winter season.. Problem ? I plan on getting all four tires re-balanced and having the shop use adhesive wheel weights on the REAR of the wheels ONLY.. Why ? Corrosion around nearly every clamp-on wheel weight on the face of each wheel, caused, of course, by road salt attacking the aluminum because the wheel weights cut through the clear coat on the wheel.. With me so far ?? Hopefully I've caught this problem in time so that I can polish out the corrosion, or at least stop it from doing more damage by careful use of my Dremel tool and some aluminum polish.. Question: What does Ford use to clear-coat these wheels ; Clear lacquer - OR - Clear enamel ?? Obviously these spots will have to be re-painted & I want to use the correct paint.. I have access to both types.. Also ; How many coats & what prep solvent / cleaner should I use pre-paint ?? Please, NO guesses or " I Thinks' "..