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Clear coating polished aluminum wheels

Has anybody ever tried clear coating their polished aluminum wheels? I'm considering. I found a couple products that sound pretty solid.

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Re: Clear coating polished aluminum wheels

dont waste ur time and money.. ive been trying to get that sh*t of my factory wheels since i bought the pickup.... it looks like ass and cant be hand polished.... its way easier and better looking to take ur time and hand polish it every now n then... it wont stick forever n when it starts coming off it looks horrible

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I had the ones on my horse trailer clear coated, I had a local paint shop do it and it looks pretty good. I was just getting tired of dogs pissing on the wheels and leaving streaks

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Re: Clear coating polished aluminum wheels

removing the clear coat is not too difficult. I stripped the clear coat on my factory wheels with aircraft stripper. It worked great and now I can polish them. Now that they are polished, I'd like to put a clear coat back on.

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Re: Clear coating polished aluminum wheels

Here is the link to the clear coat I am thinking of using...

http://www.imperialrestoration.com/p...php?category=2

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Re: Clear coating polished aluminum wheels

It may be ok for a little while, but once the clear starts to flake, chip, or peel becasue it IS going too, you're going to be an unhappy camper.
Simple fact is it's bare metal that is super smooth, there isn't anything for the clear to bond or bite into to stick and cure. It may last for a little while, but that's about it.
If you must clear, go with clear powdercoat, it will last 10x longer and can stand up to rocks and stuff that other cars you pass & whatnot throw on your wheels, not to mention brake dust.
Or if your stuck on clear, look into Alsacorp.com for clear.
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I had the ones on my horse trailer clear coated, I had a local paint shop do it and it looks pretty good. I was just getting tired of dogs pissing on the wheels and leaving streaks
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It may be ok for a little while, but once the clear starts to flake, chip, or peel becasue it IS going too, you're going to be an unhappy camper.
Simple fact is it's bare metal that is super smooth, there isn't anything for the clear to bond or bite into to stick and cure. It may last for a little while, but that's about it.
If you must clear, go with clear powdercoat, it will last 10x longer and can stand up to rocks and stuff that other cars you pass & whatnot throw on your wheels, not to mention brake dust.
Or if your stuck on clear, look into Alsacorp.com for clear.

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Re: Clear coating polished aluminum wheels

If you use the clear powdercoat does it keep the finish shiny or does it dull it?

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