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Wheels question

how hard would it be to get these to look like new again? i can get them for a
good price, but i jsut want to know if it would be easy to clean up?

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im thinking i will have to have them sandblasted to get the clearcoat off, then take a good aluminum polidh to them (i have some for my toolbox i got from lowes) with a buffer and then re-apply clearcoat once all polished up.....as far as the centercaps go, i take it that they are just chrome metal, i should be able to take a sos pad to them and some chrome polish....
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Do the alcoas have a clear coat? if so then you would have to strip the clear coat off to get them clean. If not then here is a link that should help you.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...um-wheels.html
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Do the alcoas have a clear coat? if so then you would have to strip the clear coat off to get them clean. If not then here is a link that should help you.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...um-wheels.html
It looks like they are clearcoated, but i cant tell? anyone else with alcoas know?
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I'm pretty sure they are clearcoated. Its not going to be cheap to get them sand blasted and have clear sprayed back on them unless you have some hook ups.
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I'm pretty sure they are clearcoated. Its not going to be cheap to get them sand blasted and have clear sprayed back on them unless you have some hook ups.


i have hook-ups!

my neighbor can sandblast them for me FREE! and i have a body man whom is best friends with my girlfriends dad, he can clearcoat them for me for CHEAP!
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Well there you go. Sand blast, hit them with some 00 steel wool, megs aluminum polish and clearcoat
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once your sand blast them them will be pitted. sometimes they can plastic bead them but even then it pits the aluminum. id say leave them alone.
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once your sand blast them them will be pitted. sometimes they can plastic bead them but even then it pits the aluminum. id say leave them alone.
i dk, i wnat them shiny again if i do get them, but i dnt want any major pits either, the only other thing i know is to use a good paint stripper and let it set....would that work, then follow the Hot-To directions on getting them shiny again...
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I say Powdercoat them, get them PC black or DSG...I think that would look bad @ss in DSG!!
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I say Powdercoat them, get them PC black or DSG...I think that would look bad @ss in DSG!!
if i get them, i may look into that, but i dk anyone around here who powdercoats, that would prolly be $$$$$$$ though
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We have a machine at work it's a soda blaster. basically shots baking soda out at high psi

It would clean them easily wouldn't shine them up either
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TTT. I wouldnt mind knowing myself. lol
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Those are fixable....just need to be sanded good and buffed and recleared!!
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Wet sand off the clear. Random orbital polish with a fine compound. Buff out with RO. Reclear. PIMP.
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When you get them cleaned up, find a tire shop that will use the glue on weights that go on the inside of the wheel to mount the tires. Those clamp on weights are murder.
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This thread is old, I got some nice Alcoas that didn't need any fixing. BUT here lately, I've been wanting some MT classics....hmmm decisions
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4 words, American Racing Baja Wheels!
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don't you allready own a set of alcoas? why buy a second set? leave them for someone else who needs/wants them. or at least buy, refinish and resell to make a little profit.
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don't you allready own a set of alcoas? why buy a second set? leave them for someone else who needs/wants them. or at least buy, refinish and resell to make a little profit.
This thread is before he bought his Alcoas that he has now.
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oops, i didn't look at the dates. epic fail on my part.
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How about Black Teflon Coating… Black is nice.
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This thread is old, I got some nice Alcoas that didn't need any fixing. BUT here lately, I've been wanting some MT classics....hmmm decisions
mmmmm.....mine MIGHT be fer sell!!!!
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Sorry Dixie didn’t mean to bring back bad memories…

Aren’t Alcoa’s the same as MT’s ?
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Sorry Dixie didn’t mean to bring back bad memories…

Aren’t Alcoa’s the same as MT’s ?
No. Alcoas have smaller holes and when you put on bigger tires it looks like pizza cutters, making it look dumb cuz its so skinny lol.
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