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Unread 05-08-2013, 04:11 AM   #1
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What is on my Wheel? How can I get it off?

I recently bought a new set of tires and am going to have them mounted soon. Whoever the previous owner was they put a new tire on the rear right wheel and left all the others, including the spare bald. Since I'm cheap and didn't buy a 5th tire for the spare, I want to keep that one good tire as a spare and use my spare on the rear right.

But here is what is stopping me from doing that. I don't know what it is that is on the wheel or how to get it off. Any ideas as to what its from or how to get it off?



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Unread 05-08-2013, 04:18 AM   #2
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It looks like it is the clearcoat coming off of the wheel. The best way to correct it is to have the wheels refinished(sanded and repainted).
Or you could just use pastidip or paint to cover it.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 05:04 AM   #3
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It looks like it is the clearcoat coming off of the wheel. The best way to correct it is to have the wheels refinished(sanded and repainted).
Or you could just use pastidip or paint to cover it.
This is exactly right. There's nothing on your wheel. Those are spots where the clear coat is bubbling away from the wheel (and the aluminum is probably oxidized a little behind it). The only solution is refinishing them. It happens to pretty much all alloy wheels in the rust belt.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 05:39 AM   #4
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Any estimates on how much it would cost to have the wheels refinished?
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Unread 05-08-2013, 05:42 AM   #5
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About 15-30 bucks if you do it your self.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 06:01 AM   #6
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Considering painting them a graphite or black bedliner color. Would it be neccessary to take the wheels off first? How hard do you think it would be to paint as they are on the jeep?
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