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    Removing clear coat ???

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    Darkside Dave
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    Removing clear coat ???

    Post  Darkside Dave on Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:10 pm

    I have a set of nice aluminum wheels with clear coat on them that is bad in several places. I would like to find something to remove the clear coat chemically as opposed to abrasive or blasting so I can polish them and then I need to find a good hardened clear coat to recoat them. I am also thinking of painting the inset places that are now painted a kind of metalic charcoal with a color that will match my truck. Any suggestions from anybody that has done this ???

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    Re: Removing clear coat ???

    Post  FORDBOYpete on Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:08 pm

    Some of the strippers used in the Aircraft industry are great. They can be pricey, but they do not hurt Aluminum or other alloys, and all I have used have washed off & neutralized qwik & easily. Ask around at your local airport or an Aircraft repair/ repaint facility for the most popular & best deal in your area Dave.

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    Re: Removing clear coat ???

    Post  Darkside Dave on Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:18 pm


    Thanks Pete,
    Do you know of any speciffic manufacturers and product names and/or numeric identifications?

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    Re: Removing clear coat ???

    Post  havi on Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:41 pm

    My dad was an airline mechanic for several years. I can ask him next time I talk to him.
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    Re: Removing clear coat ???

    Post  Darkside Dave on Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:14 am

    Thanks Scott


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    thick stripper

    Post  Boilermaker on Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:38 pm

    Just about any stripper will work but the thicker types that can be applied without running off work the best because you can leave them in place over night. I use a plastic bondo applicator to gently remove the old stripper and dissolved clear coat without damaging the aluminum wheel.

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