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Old 12-07-2009
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polish aluminum rims with blemishes

i bought used rims and 2 of them have really bad clear coat cracks/blemishes, how do i get rid of them? any help appreciated!
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if they are actually cleared they will need to be blasted or stripped of the clear coat first
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who could i take them to?
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If you want them blasted then you could call an auto body shop and ask who they recommend for getting them blasted. ALTHOUGH that's gonna leave them relatively rough and it'd take a ****load of work to polish them. Unless they blast them with something very mild..

You can buy paint stripper at Autozone called "aircraft stripper" that'll take that clearcoat off. Then you can polish all you please.. Beware though, the stuff is very caustic. Use eye protection and rubber gloves, long sleeves, etc.. IT BURNS YOU!

Keep in mind that after removing the clearcoat and polishing, you're gonna have to polish them often to keep them looking good, or polish them and then get them clearcoated again..


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not a bad idea, but would clear coat in a can work for re-clearing them?
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It can work yes. Duplicolor makes a clear coat that is designed for wheels.
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im afriad to try it, anyone done this before and has pictures?
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