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What is the best way to fix this?


All four wheels look like this and I would like to make them look nice again. Should i just sand them and clearcoat? I can't have them professionally refinished because this is my daily driver and i don't have any spare wheels while it's being fixed. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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buy new wheels dont waist your money on redoing those wheels
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All four wheels look like this and I would like to make them look nice again. Should i just sand them and clearcoat? I can't have them professionally refinished because this is my daily driver and i don't have any spare wheels while it's being fixed. Any help is greatly appreciated.
you're not going to get that off by sanding. if you really wanted to get that off you've gotta start by stripping the existing clearcoat with aircraft stripper
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X2 on new wheels. Not worth even trying especially if its you dd
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Look for a good used set online... clean the newer ones up and swap your tires over!
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My rims looks kinda like that, I used aircraft stripper(only use the kind in a gallon can, don't use the spray can) and I painted them.
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Look for a good used set online... clean the newer ones up and swap your tires over!
Thanks guys. I guess I'll have to do this
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You could always paint them again.
Get some stripper. (aircraft variety, not women) and then sand the hell out of them. find your favorite color, or even go back to metallic silver and spray away. Clear coat the hell out of them and call it good.
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get some women strippers too. find your favorite color and spray away
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you're not going to get that off by sanding. if you really wanted to get that off you've gotta start by stripping the existing clearcoat with aircraft stripper
pain in the ***. i got that **** on my hands burns pretty bad. i was using the gel kind
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Seems like a lot of work to repair these and i cant find any nice used ones online. I think I'll just get these after winter. http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...All&sort=Brand Anyone know where to get them cheaper than this?
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get some women strippers too. find your favorite color and spray away


X2. they'll make the project worthwhile
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pain in the ***. i got that **** on my hands burns pretty bad. i was using the gel kind
the gel is the best

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that would KILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
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I had those same wheels and mine looked like that too, i used mothers polish and a power ball for the drill
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I would hit them with stripper. The spray on stuff isn't as bad as people make it out to be. I used it on my old Exploder rims. They looked similar to yours in condition. Within minutes, all the clear coat was curling off. I let it sit for about 10 minutes, then sprayed them down with the hose. Every spec of paint and clear coat was gone. After that, assess any pitting that you have. A lot of it can be cleaned up with a wire brush on a drill, but you need to go along with the grain of the machine finish. Once you've got it all cleaned up, you can repaint the accents to the color of your choice, then clear the whole wheel. FYI, that dark stuff is most likely the clear coat itself, and/or maybe just dirt and road grime that has gotten under it. Once they're stripped, any oxidation will be white.
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Any updates on this? Did you get the wheels cleaned?
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I'm not going to bother cleaning them. I'll Use these through winter and get a new set of wheels in spring. I'm thinking American Racing Outlaw II's or Cragar Soft 8s
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I'm not going to bother cleaning them. I'll Use these through winter and get a new set of wheels in spring. I'm thinking American Racing Outlaw II's or Cragar Soft 8s
YES. Good job. lol.
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