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Old 03-07-2010
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once the wheels pit is there no turning back?

well good old northern new jersey just dumps piles of salt on the road, and with my f150 parked for the last week i noticed she was lookin really dirty. Just wanted to clean the alluminum rims and the fronts are starting to pit. Is ther anything that can make it look decent at least?
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Search the how-to section. I'm pretty sure there's a write up in there.
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couldnt find it maybe im blind
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I would say sand blast to get all the clear off sand them smooth again. then buff them shiny or paint them or have them powder coated
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but im selling the truck i really dont wanna go into major detail jsut try to get as much pit off as i can
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print out a pict of a rim and tape it onto your tire prob solved
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not what i was lookin for
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if your question is can you spray something on to fix the metal being gone then no. need to sand pitting out
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wet sand is the only way i just got done today doing it to mine their is a how to on it in the how to secton
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whats it called i could not find it
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it only works on non-clear coated wheels
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Cant you just sand the clear off?
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thats gonna take a while lol
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i used air craft stripper and it seriosuly works in less then 5 minutes, spray it on, walk away, comeback and wipe off the rim
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my rims are not clear coated and coleary where'd you get that stuff?
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You can get air craft stripper at any auto body paint store.
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u can even get aircraft stripper at your local walmart
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i bought it at autozone, i know o' reily carries it, possibly even your local grocery
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its just called air craft stripper?
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yupp, plain and simple, they have different kinds so look around, almost any high strength stripper will work
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ill look into it thanks chris
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i avoid they high strength strippers. they fight back.
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no prob, after you use it, definitely make sure you clean the part with soapy water or nothing will stick to it
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alright ill go try some this weekend
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