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This is a discussion on ws6 wheel stripping within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; Thought i'd share a few before and after pics of stripping the clear from my wheels![IMG] [/IMG][IMG] [/IMG][IMG] [/IMG][IMG] [/IMG]...

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    Thought i'd share a few before and after pics of stripping the clear from my wheels![IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

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    Nice work!

    Chemical stripper or did you utilize another method?

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    Nice. I want to do this with mine as all my wheels have pitting clear coat and rough spots.
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    I used klean strip aircraft paint remover...stripping them was easy, polishing them took a little time!

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    The aircraft stuff does work well. Thanks!

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    Definitely one of my thoughtful improvements. The only other thought of it is to have it re-cleared or not if I do.

    I noticed now on my PC that your second photo down, the shade view with the Nitto tire, has a manufactured date of the 23rd week of 2006 ( the D.O.T. 5wy2306. Update them! Its not worth the risk of getting hurt or hurting that WS6

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    Hey Darren,

    I did this with my Speedlines and once they were sporting a mirror shine i
    pondered on re clearing.

    After a LOT of looking around nobody would accept the job as they all
    said the wheels are too slick for good adhesion?! That is to say they were
    not given a rub over with wet and dry for a good key

    I know.... GM did it from new but you may have trouble in
    finding somebody to spray on a new clear coat.

    I keep mine good by using a polymer sealant called "Optimum Opti-Seal".

    Damn good product!

    Last edited by speedyWS6; 05-29-2016 at 01:45 AM.

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    ws6 wheel stripping

    I'll never buy aftermarket clear coated wheels again. factory stuff lasts decently long, but the aftermarket stuff is junk imo.

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    As long as you apply a sealer type polish to the aluminum, and keep them clean, they'll stay shiny for a long time. No need to shoot clear on them imo.

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    Thank's Darren, I hadn't noticed that but I knew they were older because the sidewalls are cracking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapper2003 View Post
    I'll never buy aftermarket clear coated wheels again. factory stuff lasts decently long, but the aftermarket stuff is junk imo.
    Yup it sucks imo too. Debating stripping the lips of mine since they are just clear coated and polishing them since spots of clear are starting to fail after 2 years and a tire shop left a nice gouge in the clear on one of them.
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