help, question on sandblasting alum. wheel

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by elvisj, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. elvisj

    elvisj New Member

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    hello,
    new to site ,,,,have a 1978 fhl with 16 spokes alu. wheels.
    black paint chipping all over. looking for suggestion
    any one remove black paint and spray with a clear coat ????
    appreicate any help.
     
  2. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    I posted about possible dry ice blasting under the touring section, it may be a solution.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Welcome to the Forum, may try to have them bead blasted , less invasive
     
  4. Mattman4403

    Mattman4403 Junior Member

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    you can clean the paint off but you will not want to use sand. Bead or soda blasting. Then you can polish out to the extent you want and clear coat.
     
  5. ron1978

    ron1978 Active Member

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    aircraft paint stripper, you can buy it at any local parts house, its super strong, and easy to use, strips paints fast!
     
  6. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    I used glass bead when I did mine, worked real good. I used twin etch from Napa just before I painted and cleared. Alum starts to oxidize as soon as air gets to it, Twin Etch removes the oxidize. Been on there 20 years and still looks good all but a few chips on the edge from changing tires.:s