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Old 06-22-2014, 05:35 PM   #1
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Alloy Rims PEELING and how to fix/finish???

Check out the pic below....

Is there a way to touch up, refinish, remove or anyway to go about these rims. Almost all 4 are like this "peeling". I have the week after next off and plan on selling my car in August...

Any info on how I should go about this would be great. I'm not too mechanically inclined but have some time on my hands...

Thanks for your help!


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Old 06-22-2014, 07:11 PM   #2
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Moving this to the "Wheels & Tires" section where you can get more help - and see prev. threads on painting wheels.
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I assume those are painted rather than clearcoated? In that case, you would probably have to sand them down and repaint if you want to do it right. Pretty time consuming.
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Sand or use aircraft remover if you are doing this by hand. You can also pay to have them media blasted to strip them. I'd suggest doing a powder coating after they have been stripped.

There is no quick fix on this if you plan to do it properly and want a finish that will last. If you want a quick lazy fix, rough them up removing any flakes and then plasti-dip them in your favorite color.

That finish is in really bad shape, might be the worst i have seen on the SES wheels
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Those wheels are notorious for peeling. Mine are not that bad yet, but they are definitely peeling.

They need to be stripped and refinished.
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Take them off car, wet sand them with 150-200 grit. Then you can prime and paint them. I have done three sets of wheels in the last couple years. Done right, people think the spray can was powdercoat.
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