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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Question about cleaning up alloy rims...

I was just wondering if anyone has any tips for cleaning up the gen 2 alloys, The are pretty marked up from balancing weights and also had a set of brakes go bad for too long and the got rusty shrapnel in them. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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You could clean them up and then powdercoat them... if the finish is damaged/dented you don't have a lot of options.
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claybar them. the clay will pull all the debris off them
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Thank you, I will try to clay bar them and if that doesn't work I will just get the ones off of the 300m that I would prefer anyway as getting them powder coated would probably be more expensive then picking up a new set from the bone yard, I don't know I suppose I could find out what that would cost though
As a question, I am unfamiliar with the clay bar, I looked them up on eBay and there are a ton of different grades and makes, what do you guys recommend?
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I looked into getting a set of aluminum rims powder coated once and the price was more than getting a new set. That said an aftermarket powder coating will long outlast a new set of rims, most have very cheap coatings. You really have to love the rims to do it.
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