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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-23-2006, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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Cleaning rims

sup guys? Ive got some alloy rims and the clear coat is chipping and pealing off. Is there an easy way of fixing this problem and accually painting on a new clear coat? Thx for the help


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-23-2006, 08:12 AM
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Send them to the powdercoater.

Or have them refinished.

Some guys have used airplane stripper to strip the finish off and refinished them themselves with good results.
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About refinishing wheels, how much does it usually cost to have them chromed?

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-24-2006, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by th3subtl3on3
About refinishing wheels, how much does it usually cost to have them chromed?

more than its worth, shipping alone would be 2-300 id imagine unless you lucked up and found somewhere close by.
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Do yourself a favor and refinish them yourself. I am really not good with a rattle can but mine came out friggin sweet. You can use stripper, but I sanded mine down and then painted a couple coats, then cleared twice. I wish I would have put more clear on, as I am getting a couple small chips now and then. But overall, for less than 30 bucks, my sport wheels came out great.
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