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Postby feelgood7777 » Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:01 pm

I was wondering what I could use to take away all the clear coat on my Z26 wheels without doing any damage to the wheels them selves?


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Postby KillerofRice » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:39 am

I don't know of anything to take clear coat off wheels, but I'm wondering why you would want to do that.


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Postby KillerofRice » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:43 am

Okay I just found a link that should answer your question and it possibly answered my question to you. Here's the link http://www.thirdgen.org/sergiowheels. I hope this is what your looking for.


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Postby wicked-irocz » Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:10 pm

you could use a chemical stripper, remember to take the rim off the car and remove the center cap, keep it off the tire as much as possible.





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Postby KillerofRice » Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:34 pm

Sorry I just found out the link doesn't work like it should. Do a google search "take clear coat off" and it be titled "How to Take The Clear Coat Off of Your Rims and Polish Them ...". That link works and shows to the process the guy went through on his rims.


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Postby 1988GTU » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:02 pm

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I'm wondering why you would want to do that.

To refinish then reclear them.


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Postby KillerofRice » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:17 pm

yeah i now know that. i just never heard of anyone do that before.


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Postby 1988GTU » Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:00 am

It makes the job easier to de~clear it with a chemical then go through the old process and all that other rigamarole.


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Postby Jeff P » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:39 am

There was a period in the link.  This one works:  SergioWheels


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Postby xtremesunfire » Mon May 08, 2006 4:39 pm

ya i would know how to reclear my rims 2



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Postby spacecadetz26 » Mon May 08, 2006 6:09 pm

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ya i would know how to reclear my rims 2

where is john carter when we need him?  :p


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Postby heavywoody » Wed May 10, 2006 10:13 am

No kidding Steph!

You can use Aircraft Stripper on your wheels to get the clear/paint off it. It comes in a brush on application or in an aerosol can. I think the name is technically Aircraft Remover....


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Postby IsaacHayes » Wed May 10, 2006 4:28 pm

Yup, that stuff works wonders. Just don't breathe it in when you are using it. About 10secs later the paint just curls up and falls off. Keep in mind if you use this the painted center parts of your Z26 wheels will also be stripped.

You could then polish the wheels clean, or polish out the machining lines (I like them, gives it that shiny CD affect). Then mask and re-paint the centers, then re-clear. I would suggest some tough paint and not the duplicolor stuff. The duplicolor stuff you can actually remove at anytime with acetone, so it's not that durable.


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Postby heavywoody » Wed May 10, 2006 10:21 pm

You don't want to use the Aircraft stuff on the plastic centercaps... they will eat that plastic alive.


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Postby trumpcard96z » Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:13 am

There are a couple places around Pittsburgh that can blast them if you wanted to pay a little for it.




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