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wheel pitted

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by hammermachine, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. hammermachine

    hammermachine 1/2 ton status

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    Hey, I was trying to come up with a solution to clean up my salt pitted chrome wheels on my DD. It's been two yaers and I'm tire of looking at them this way. I can't afford new sets so maybe I could clean them, and paint them with Rust bullet or something recommended. Any thoughts?
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    sandblast em, prime and paint...
     
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    in the picture they look like aluminum wheels. spray them with Busch's wheel cleaner and rinse off with water. polish them up afterwards with some aluminum polish.
     
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    por15 has a kit for that
     
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    Wheel Polishing Kit[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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    • POLISHING COMPOUND - 3 large tubes of the best compound made.
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    [​IMG] $160.75 I don't think this will work. My wheels are real pitted. I stupidly let road salt stay on them too long the first year I had them. The salt has eaten into the surface of the wheels. I think I will have to sand them down and paint them with some kind of por 15 or rust bullet coating.
     
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    since it turns out they're aluminum, and your considering painting them, be aware, you need to use a self-etching primer on aluminum. Or the paint WILL fail...
     
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    i didn't say it was cheeeeeeep:haha: what about eastwood?


    sorry i didn't know it was that pricey..
     
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    this stuff is $7 a bottle and it works. I have seen severely pitted wheels that were black from brake dust come out great. I always get it at the Englishtown swap meet but I think you can buy it online.

    http://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/80-8204
     
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    It's not about the cost I just don't think it will work. They are pretty pitted. I might have to just sand'em and prime them with rust bullet and paint them.
     
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    sigh....
     
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    Sorry ... am I missing something? I'm open to any thoughts or ideas.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Guess you didn't bother reading my prior post....
     
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    68MUDSTUD OCD with shiny things

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    well, technically you will need a conversion coating, spray it on, wipe it off, THEN self etching primer and the color. OR ELSE IT WILL FAIL. :D :D :D
     

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