Wheel refinished

Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires' started by Houa Thao, May 21, 2011.

  1. Houa Thao

    Houa Thao Enthusiast

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    I have some older machine 5 star wheels sitting around and want to refinished them. What do I need to do? Sand them or is there some kind of chemical I can rub on? I plan on repainting or powdercoating them. Need all the help I can get. Thanks all in advance.
     
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    If you powdercoat they'll end up blasting them so they're clean and the powdercoat with stick. So if you plan on getting them powdercoated just send them in
     
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    Are thy painted or polished?
     
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    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeup!

    Ask them to do a softer media blast too. Powdercoat will give it a nice DURABLE finish!




    Chrome... if it's corroding.. I say blast and coat.
    Polish... try blasting and then polishing it up, will look nice. or just coat, up to you.
    Paint... if they don't have tires on them, easy. just paint strip them. or something. And repaint if you like. nothing wrong with having newspaper and masking tape.
     
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    The wheels are machine finish. They just have oxidation from sitting outside. I've tried to clean them with WD-40, wax, and degreaser, but nothings comming off. Looks like powdercoating is the best way to go.
     

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