Stripping paint on wheels

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Stripping paint on wheels

Post by 65belair » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:39 pm

I have a set of stock clod wheels glued on imex baja's. The paint on them is chipping off the rim edges and looking kinda crappy. I've seen on here people use oven cleaner, brake fluid, citrus degreaser, etc. for paint removal, but what I need to know is what is safe to use without damaging the tires.

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Re: Stripping paint on wheels

Post by SFC K » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:51 pm

The degreaser should work to clean it off and should not hurt your tires. It may clean them really well though. :lol:

I would just take sand paper, medium grit and work your way to fine to sand them smooth. Then spray them with primer to double check your work and help the new paint to adhere better to the rims, than paint them the new color.
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Re: Stripping paint on wheels

Post by 65belair » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:53 pm

Thats what I had originally planned was sanding them but thought a stripper might work better around the lug nut detail.

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Re: Stripping paint on wheels

Post by Kingclod27 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:36 pm

Yea I use Purple Power Degreaser..no problems

I pour it into a bucket, enough to cover the wheels and then cover it with aluminum foil and let it sit for a day
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Re: Stripping paint on wheels

Post by Cstanford » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:30 pm

Does anybody know the best paint to use to paint my stock clodbuster wheels?

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Re: Stripping paint on wheels

Post by Cstanford » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:36 pm

Also I wanted to make the predator chassis I bought black as well. Does anybody know the best way I can do that? I called about powder coating it but everybody has a fee of close to 60 dollars to do anything.

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Re: Stripping paint on wheels

Post by Kingclod27 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:48 pm

You can use any Krylon paint for plastic for the wheels...for the chassis, powdercoating or anodizing is the best way to go IMO because it lasts longer.. you can paint the chassis too, just scuff it up a lil with fine sand paper and paint it
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Re: Stripping paint on wheels

Post by Cstanford » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:54 pm

What type of place would anodize the chassis. What should I google?

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Post by charliechristmas58 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:03 pm

Its best to google it. might be a place close by you that does it. that would save you money.
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Re: Stripping paint on wheels

Post by Cstanford » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:21 pm

I called around and it seems 60 to 80 dollars is about where it will end up. I just want it black so I wonder if there is a paint that would be some what durable that i can use.

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Re: Stripping paint on wheels

Post by Kingclod27 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:39 pm

Yes there are sum paints out there that will work...krylon that works on metal surfaces
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Re: Stripping paint on wheels

Post by Cstanford » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:27 pm

Thank you

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Re: Stripping paint on wheels

Post by FlashGordon1 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:23 am

Kingclod27 wrote:powdercoating or anodizing is the best way to go IMO because it lasts longer.
FYI,there is a member hear that does powder coating! The man is out of this world! The member you want is Fatboy! He's also a member on rcmt! I informed everyone hear about his services!
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Re: Stripping paint on wheels

Post by charliechristmas58 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:10 pm

Powder coating or anodizing doesnt work on plastic
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Re: Stripping paint on wheels

Post by CowboyClod » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:12 pm

Dupli color anodized automotive paint works good on hard shell plastic. I've used it on a Clod body!!!

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