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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 08, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Is there a good way to remove or repair clear on aluminum wheels? If I can get it off, and pollish them, then I would keep them.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 08, 07:18 AM
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Re: clearcoat on wheels

I had a ....um um um mustang, cough..... that had cleared american racing rims. I used oven cleaner to take the clear off, then polished them up with some mothers polish and elbow grease. Back then, there was'nt "Power ball" polishers.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 08, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Re: clearcoat on wheels

Oven cleaner won't stain the aluminum?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 08, 10:44 PM
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Re: clearcoat on wheels

Better try it on some scrap aluminum before you use it on your wheels. I think oven cleaner is lye based, and lye eats aluminum.

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Can EASY-OFF® Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner be used on any aluminum?
We do not recommend using this product on aluminum, as it may pit and discolor it. However, it does not penetrate into the metal or remain on the surface after the recommended rinsing instructions have been followed. Utensils and appliances cleaned with EASY-OFF® Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner are completely safe for use in cooking or serving food after they have been thoroughly washed and rinsed in a vinegar and water solution.

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Re: clearcoat on wheels

All I can say is, oven cleaner worked when I stripped the clear off my old aluminum rims. Try calling a wheel company and asked them how to strip the clear coat off.

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