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Old 11-10-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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Wheel Paint Removal

So I have a 91 GT I bought the car with pony wheels that were painted black ... How would I go about removing the paint ?
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What type of paint was used? If its spray can paint it will be easier, if it high quality paint enamel like whats on cars, and clearcoated it will be more difficult. Carburetor cleaner should take it off, but may or may not damage the finish underneath (depending on what the finish it)
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I have no idea what kind of paint it is, I bought the car with it. All I know is when I got new tires, when they were putting them on some of the paint peeled off. They look to be chrome underneath.
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I have no idea what kind of paint it is, I bought the car with it. All I know is when I got new tires, when they were putting them on some of the paint peeled off. They look to be chrome underneath.
Judging by that pic it appears to be plasti dip to me..should be able to just peel it off, but that is IF they are plasti dipped.
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What type of texture does it have? Is it kind of a rough finish?
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It's not rough it feels like paint it's smooth it's kinda flakey if you pick at it
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It's not rough it feels like paint it's smooth it's kinda flakey if you pick at it
Doubt it's plasti dip than, like soccer and ZLwhat suggested id start with some carb cleaner or some acetone, take your time making sure not to ruin the finish under the paint, patience is a virtue in that type of situation...
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Before using pure Acetone, try using finger nail polish remover that has Acetone it in and a tooth brush. After, don't put toothbrush back into the medicine cabinet.
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Before using pure Acetone, try using finger nail polish remover that has Acetone it in and a tooth brush. After, don't put toothbrush back into the medicine cabinet.
You don't use acetone to clean your teeth?....weird
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So is trying the toothbrush with some nail polish remover my best option ?
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So is trying the toothbrush with some nail polish remover my best option ?
Yep start there
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If it was something from a rattle can, acetone will take it off. If they were done with any kind of automotive paint or powder coat it will be quite labor intensive.

More than likely there is not chrome behind the paint. Paint does not stick to chrome at all. If it were chrome the previous owner more than likely scuffed it to get said paint to stick properly. My guess is that it was polished aluminum... And unfortunately I am sure that was scuffed as well to get adhesion.

Around here it cost roughly $50 a rim to have them powder coated in any color you like. The $50 includes prep and cleaning.
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Aircraft paint remover will remove powder coating, so it will definitely remove that paint.

Amazon.com: Klean-Strip Aircraft Paint Remover, 1-qt, Pt# QAR343: Automotive
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