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wheels are ugly
05-06-2008, 06:00 PM
so my IROC's wheels are old and tarnished.
what, if anything should i use to clean them up?
they are the standard IROC wheels.
no color accents though.
(the car in my sig is photoshopped to have different wheels)
05-06-2008, 11:02 PM
If they came from the factory with a clear coat on them, then you could always use some paint stripper to remove it. Leaves you with the bare metal which you could then polish up nicely.
05-07-2008, 08:47 AM
so strip, polish, re-cover?
what should i use to polish them?
and how do i re-clear coat them
05-08-2008, 09:06 AM
can i re clear-coat them?
05-08-2008, 07:37 PM
After you strip the clear coat, just buy some metal/aluminum polish shine them up. I've always had great luck with Mother Mag & Aluminum Polish.
You can respray them with clear. Most people don't because it dulls polished finish. But If you leave them polished with no clear coat they will become a pain to keep clean. That's why I sold my C5 rims. I could never keep them looking good for more than a week. If you do get them resprayed with clear, I would suggest you take it to a paint shop to have done. Couldn't cost that much and the results would be alot better than that of a spray can job.
05-09-2008, 12:27 AM
standard clear then?
05-14-2008, 07:01 PM
05-14-2008, 07:21 PM
Standard gloss clear should be fine. I don't think wheels get hot enough to go after high temp. You could also check Eastwood. They seem to have a coating for everything.
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