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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-30-2018, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Red face cleaning clear coat off of chrome wheels

I got my 95 SS back from my paint man with a new paint job. It looks immaculate and I am very pleased with the work done on it for the price. There is one problem, I have chrome wheels and some of the clearcoat was over sprayed onto the wheels. What is the best way to get the clearcoat off so my wheels will shine again?

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-01-2018, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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4-0000 steel wool. Thants how!

BH tuning, Transgo shift kit, Eaton posi W/ 3:73 gears, EDGE 9.5" 3000 stall , BMR rear lower control arms. BMR front and rear sway bars Hotchkis springs, CIA trans crossmember; 1.6 Pro magmuim RR; CIA budget headers w/ high flow cats; 2 1/2" cat back with X pipe; chrome dual cone CAI, 52mm throttle body, 30lb SVO injectors, Wilwood brake calipers, Power Stop drilled and slotted brake rotors, Bilstein shocks. Gary's 2 relay headlight harness. Gary's battery relocation harness
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-04-2018, 07:06 AM
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You should have taken it back to your paint man and told him to fix his sloppiness.

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You should have taken it back to your paint man and told him to fix his sloppiness.
He is a very good friend that gave me a $8000 paint job for the cost of materials==$950 It was our deal for me to clean off the extra polish mateial and the wheels. It took about 2 minutes for each wheel and about 1 hour on the polish in a few places. You can treat your friends anyway you want but for the deal I got I was happy to do it!
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Post some detailed pictures of brand new paint job....
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Post some detailed pictures of brand new paint job....
I would love to but its back at my paint guy for some touch up

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0000 steel wool and cheap car wax is the best way to gently polish chrome wheels, and it takes brake dust right off! Way to go!

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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-11-2019, 06:43 AM
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dont do this dry. soak in water and soap. works well on chrome and glass. do not attempt on paint.


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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-25-2019, 12:22 PM
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I used acetone to remove the clear coat. Time consuming [cotton balls] but got the job done. Then used NevrDull to polish them.

i.e. man cave, clean rim and tire, good movie playing, tire on the deck; you should be done with removing the clear coat over the bare aluminum on one wheel before the movie is over.

Two things: ventilation and no smoking!

Worked for me.

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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-10-2019, 11:42 AM
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My stock 17" rims have im sure some clear coat still on them but it also has oxidation marks. Can I just scrub them down with 0000 grade steel wool with soap and water to get them back to the brushed aluminum look. Thank you
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