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Coating on Al. Wheels

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tiger9297, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. tiger9297

    tiger9297 1/2 ton status

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    I know there have been several posts on polishing aluminum wheels, and don't want to rehash the entire thing, but I had two quick questions. I have a '90 K5 with factory aluminum wheels. They have 15 yrs. of road wear on them but are not in bad condition at all. I wanted to polish them and make them look new. Question: There is a thin plastic-like film over the aluminum. I assume this is a way to protect the wheels. 1) How do I remove this film? 2) After polishing the wheels what would I apply to the wheels to replace this coating? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. akbound

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    The thin plastic coating is clear coat. The best way to remove it is to find a paint remover with the highest percentage of methylene chloride. Use in a well ventilated area because that stuff is a carcinogen, but it is the best paint remover.
     

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