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Okay so I found a set of 4 iroc rims in the junkyard with center caps. But the shiny coating is faded or peeled off. What is the bets way to make these rims look new without using wheel paint and making them a solid color?? Thanks!!
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Okay so I found a set of 4 iroc rims in the junkyard with center caps. But the shiny coating is faded or peeled off. What is the bets way to make these rims look new without using wheel paint and making them a solid color?? Thanks!!
Here you go. A nice how-to:

Decided to try & recondition the Pizzas myself
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The only problem that I see with that method is that the iroc rims have that gray areas on the outside and won't the paint stripper and sandpaper cause that paint to come off? If the rims were all aluminum I feel that this would work but since they aren't I have my concerns?
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The only problem that I see with that method is that the iroc rims have that gray areas on the outside and won't the paint stripper and sandpaper cause that paint to come off? If the rims were all aluminum I feel that this would work but since they aren't I have my concerns?
You don't have to use the paint stripper. It just makes getting the clear off easier.

Use making tape, and cover the gray areas, and just start with the sand paper on the flat, machined surfaces.
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alloy wheel repair specialist.

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I used paint remover on my ninja wheels 7 or 8 years ago. It did not remove the gray, only the clear coat.
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Okay so I found a set of 4 iroc rims in the junkyard with center caps. But the shiny coating is faded or peeled off. What is the bets way to make these rims look new without using wheel paint and making them a solid color?? Thanks!!
USE a chemical striper on the rims on the face of them with a paint brush DONT use any thing abrasive on them like steel wool, sand paper, or cutting polishing compound at all; I'd use any of these on the rims to clean them up like thinner's, reducers, acetone, paint strippers, varsol, turpentine or even ABS pipe solvent cleaner to remove the old finish from the rims; and refinish them with several new layers of clear coat ...

The ABS pipe cleaner can be used to smooth edges of the old clear coat on the rims, adding clear coat to cleaner ;and rubbing it back into the surface will refresh the surface ;and re-spray them with several coats of clear coat to refinish them....
So after you have built it up enough with 3 layers of CLEAR COAT you can water sand the surface smooth ,and polish with tooth paste ;and damp news paper to a shinny finish ....

This is a poor mans polishing compound and buffing rag to refinish them with.

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