STRIPPING CLEAR COAT FROM WHEELS

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Wheels and Tires' started by Jim Hetrick, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Jim Hetrick

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    I need to freshen up my 2007 SRT8 Magnum wheels, so here the question. Should I do it myself or take it to a wheel shop. I know how to do it just really dont want the mess. What do you think the best way to go is. These are an extra set of True Magnum wheels no cahrger that I bought years ago and want to get them looking perfect. My magnum only has 2614 miles on it and its still just as new.
     
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    Some chemical strippers will attack the aluminum.
     
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    Personally I would soda blast them. I've got the equipment so it is easy for me (but still a bit messy). You might want to check around for a soda blaster. I prefer it to chemical stripping. Will take the finish off without harming the aluminum.

    What are you going to do, have the clear coated again or just keep them bare and maintain with polish etc?
     
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    I know that, I just dont know if I want to do it myself
     
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    I have a blaster also, just have to drag it out and set it up. I want to re-clear the wheels, they really dont need anything else.
     
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    I used a DuPont automotive clear when I did it with good results. I think today I would have the wheels powdercoated clear. Powdercoat adheres better and is more durable.
     
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    Jim do yourself a favor. Take them and have them powder coated. They will blast away all the old "stuff", and give you a better than factory finish. Impressive are all finishes that are available. I have tried every option available, relatively reasonable pricing too: ps I have a blast cabinet for sale! LOL;):D
     
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    Yeah, I have a good powercoating guy. I like that idea. Thanks
     

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