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OBS Alcoa rim question

I'm just picked up a set of rims. They're in pretty good shape but the clear is starting to peal. I'm gonna strip them, polish and I don't know what next.

Has anyone had them powder coated clear??

What are some it her products you had used and had great actual results yourself.

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My wheels have the same issue. I am thinking about just getting some of that wheel paint from the auto parts store. I am trying to decide between graphite and flat back. I know there is wheel shop here locally that will refurbish your wheel back to the factory finish. You might check around your area and see if there are any shops that can do it.

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The last i heard, anything being powder coated needed to be sandblasted(for proper adhesion). I wouldn't sandblast aluminum wheels

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I agree with brad you dont want to sand blast your wheels it will leave a very grainy texture to them you could try getting them soda blasted that would work for powdercoating or just acid wash them an polish them after that. get a good automotive clear and spray them. they will look great. but it might almost be worth it price wise to have it done professionally. i know a shop around here does 22.5 s for semis for cheap.

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I would go to your powdercoater and see what they say

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Powder coat guy seems to think it will work. He said he's done them before with good luck


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