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WS6 wheel clear coat

This is a discussion on WS6 wheel clear coat within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; I have a 98 trans am ws6 with the stock wheels (which I love), and i have atleast one small ...

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    WS6 wheel clear coat

    I have a 98 trans am ws6 with the stock wheels (which I love), and i have atleast one small section on each wheel where it appears the clear coat it trying to come off or trying to flake off. i tried polishing the sections, and i'm almost certain that its the clear coat. Do I need to strip all the clear coat to fix this. If so, what do I use to strip and whats the best clear coat to re-apply?? Hopefully the tires dont need to come off.

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    Aaron,

    I had this exact same thing happening on my wheels and i eneded up taking the tires
    off to get at it properly.

    I stripped every last bit of clear off with a solvent paint stripper and then re-polished with first
    very fine wet and dry and then used polishing mops to get a great mirror finish which i then
    kept looking good with opti-kleen polymer sealant.

    I used this product because everywhere i asked said the clear will not stick to the polished surface!?

    Obviously the factory clear holds up ( by and large) so i have no idea what they used, but i had no luck.

    Trev )

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    I did the same thing speedy did.

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    what did you polish with? "very fine wet and dry" sandpaper I assume??

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    Polishing is the final process to bring up the mirror shine...

    The very fine wet and dry is the pre cursor to using the polishing mops to remove
    scratches and give a smooth satin finish prior to the mops.

    The mops are used with the bars of compound and the final step is a good
    paste metal polish out of a tube... then a good helping of Optikleen to preserve.

    Quite a long winded process and about a day per wheel was my timeline!

    I have to say i really did go the extra mile with mine and prepped and had painted
    the inner rim of the wheel. This equals low maintenance and a simple wipe clean.

    Trev

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    00 TA PWTR, 98 VertTA NBM
    80 TA BLK, 80 Formula NBM

    Aircraft stripper, wetsand with 600, then 800, then 1000, polish with mothers, clean with dawn and warm water, let dry thoroughly, then use Eastwood's Metal-Protect Clearcoat.


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