In the process of removing the old beat up clear coat from my yj aluminum wheels. I got one down to the aluminum so far but I am running into some spots that arent coming off. It is just stuck on the aluminum.
Whats everyone using to get those tough spots off their wheels?
Ill post pics later on of what Im talking about for a better visual.
I polished a set of horribly pitted wheels and a aluminum valve cover once. The advise I can give is start wet sanding with 500 grit paper then jump to 800 grit, then 1200, 1500,2000,3000. they will turn out nice but it is time consuming and a complete pain in the butt
Thanks guys. Ill post up some photos of mine asap. I am using some paint stripper which is very helpful but some dark spots arent coming off. I tried a bit of sand paper which did seem to help but I didnt want to lose the machined ribs on the wheels. The spot is down in between the ribs so it seems. When I get the pics up it'll explain more of what Im talking about.
The clearcoat on there can easily be removed with some aircraft stripper. I did that to a set of wheels on my K5. Stripped em.. sanded the machine grooves smooth and polished them with Mothers and a powercone. If I would have had the right buffing pad, I have a brick of jewelers rouge but .. alas.. no buffing wheel for my drill.
The brown staining will come off with a application of Bar Keepers Friend. You can find it at most any store in the cleaning section. Like Comet Cleanser stuff
It is a mild abrasive with a bit of solvent like tendencies. Sprinkle it of and scrub with a sponge.