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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 07, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Alum wheel clearcoat removal

My son in law picked up a set of centerline wheels that need the clearcoat removed and replaced. Short of removing it abrasivly, is there a chemical stripper that will not harm the alum. but still remove the damaged clearcoat? Thanks in advance, Jay
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 07, 02:34 PM
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Re: Alum wheel clearcoat removal

You could try a rag soaked in MEK (Methyl Ethel Ketone) on a small spot ? Maybe Naphtha ? Just use extreme caution with static electric,the fumes and skin contact.
If it works (should, we cleaned parts that way in Mfg. of powder coating) you could soak them for a few days in a sealed container.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 07, 04:26 PM
 
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Re: Alum wheel clearcoat removal

Pick up a qt can of Methylene Chloride IF you can find it!

Should take it right off!!

The rest of that other stuff, NO.. Imho..

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 07, 06:38 AM
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Re: Alum wheel clearcoat removal

Aircraft Remover is available at most parts places. I've used it on Fikse centers. Didn't damage the alum. but it is slow.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 07, 08:14 AM
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Re: Alum wheel clearcoat removal

By any chance did you contact Centerline and ask if they would recoat them for you?

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Centerline says on the site they don't have coatings on their polished wheels.


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Re: Alum wheel clearcoat removal

Otherwise, You can probably check here.
www.aceindustries.net
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Re: Alum wheel clearcoat removal

Blasting with PLASTIC media may do the trick as well. That usually takes any paint/coating off but does not affect the parent material.
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