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Peeling Clean on Aluminum Wheels

Is there any fix for peeling clear coat on factory aluminum wheels?

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Is there any fix for peeling clear coat on factory aluminum wheels?
Other than stripping the clearcoat off, then either polishing the bejeezus out of it or re-clearing in, I can't think of a fix...

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Might have to do that. Wondering what the best way to strip it without damaging them.

I'm getting the whole set of OEM Dually wheels for $300.

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Might have to do that. Wondering what the best way to strip it without damaging them.

I'm getting the whole set of OEM Dually wheels for $300.
what are ya doin with the old ones

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I would just send them to a rim shop for repairs. I just got my rims back from repair and to fix 2 bent rims strip and reclear all 4 rims was about $150. even any good body shop should be able to do it for cheep
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I was thinking of getting them media blasted, then they'd be a brushed aluminum look from what I understand. I could always just polish them if needed.

The guy I got them from said he found a place that did his buddies for $50 a pop. The fronts are mint but the backs have spots.

The old ones are steel, I'm going to keep them around.

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I was thinking of getting them media blasted, then they'd be a brushed aluminum look from what I understand. I could always just polish them if needed.

The guy I got them from said he found a place that did his buddies for $50 a pop. The fronts are mint but the backs have spots.
If you're going to do that, you might want to have them powdercoated--I had a set of 16x8 Welds blasted, heated, then hot-sprayed for $65/each and powdercoat will almost certainly hold up better than clearcoat.

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I'm not sure I want to deal with clear coat in the future. The fact of the matter is I will always be near salt, and that's what kills these things in winter once you get a little scratch it finds it's way underneath.

I found this stripper, which the previous owner also mentioned to me. It'll strip them bare, then I'll have to maintain the polish. The truck get used 2-3 times a week in summer, and can sit for weeks on end in winter. I'm pretty sure I won't mind a quick wash and polish, as I've done it before in the past.

I might go this route, just trying to do it on the cheap as I never thought I'd find a set of these rims anyways.

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Well those wont be to bad to polish.. I was thinking of my old rims they were a nightmare to polish
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